Entries tagged with: Deer Tick
A performing arts program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, Celebrate Brooklyn! is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals. Launched in 1979, as a catalyst for a Brooklyn performing arts scene and to bring people back into Prospect Park after years of neglect, Celebrate Brooklyn has been an anchor in the park's revitalization and has become one of the city's foremost summer cultural attractions. Over the course of its history Celebrate Brooklyn has presented over 1,700 artists and ensembles reflective of the borough's diversity, ranging from internationally acclaimed performers to emerging, cutting-edge artists. All Celebrate Brooklyn performances are free. The festival attracts upwards of 250,000 attendees from across New York City to the Prospect Park Bandshell each summer.All performances except Benefit Concerts are free with a $3 suggested contribution. They are listed below...
photos by Bryan Bruchman
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Easy (new MP3)
As previously mentioned, Deer Tick are going on a short tour with Jenny Lewis in June, June 9th at Music Hall of Williamsburg included. On July 4th, Jenny Lewis is playing a much bigger and much cheaper show (free) in Battery Park with Conor Oberst.
And I'm happy to announce that Deer Tick will be playing a free NYC show of their own this summer, though like Jenny Lewis, it will be as an opening band. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals headline the 'Celebrate Brooklyn' show in Prospect Park on August 7th. Other bands confirmed for free shows at the Brooklyn bandshell this summer are They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Dr. Dog, and Phosphorescent. The entire schedule will be announced on May 4th.
And between June and August, Deer Tick will not be resting. After finishing with Jenny, John Joseph McCauley III (his full name according to MySpace) and crew (Deer Tick) will stay on the road, teaming up for a tour with Dawes for most of July, and then hitting the Bowery Ballroom for another headlining NYC show in that venue on July 24th (no opener or ticket info yet).
Deer Tick's new album Born on Flag Day will be released on June 23rd via Partisan Records. The first legally released track is available for download above. The entire track list, (new) cover art (they trashed the first design), more pictures from the 2009 BV SXSW show, and all tour dates, below...
!!! is playing ACL 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
"The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival will showcase a diverse blend of acts both fresh and familiar at the eighth edition of the event in Zilker Park October 2-4. Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and Beastie Boys are performing for the first time at the Festival, with Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, and Thievery Corporation returning to Zilker Park once again. John Legend, The Dead Weather, and The Levon Helm Band will also make their ACL Festival debut, while Austin's own Ghostland Observatory will no doubt deliver another memorable set for festival goers.The entire 2009 lineup is below...
With over 130 artists on this year's bill, the list of acts awes at each note with the likes of Sonic Youth, Mos Def, Toadies, Flogging Molly, The B-52s, Lily Allen, Citizen Cope, Arctic Monkeys, The Decemberists, Coheed and Cambria, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, and many more.
In the tradition of the TV show from which it was born, the Festival has always aimed to offer musical discovery for the fans. The 2009 lineup is rich with pop, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, indie rock, hip-hop, and gospel, to name a few, spanning cultures and countries from New Orleans to Venezuela to France."
Jenny Lewis @ the Apollo Theater (more by Chris La Putt)
The previously announced Brooklyn show is just one date on a much larger tour Jenny Lewis will be undertaking this spring and summer.
Lewis is also proud to announce the forthcoming film "Welcome to Van Nuys." The documentary film records the making of Acid Tongue and features the live tracking of several songs from the record as well as behind-the-scenes, candid footage from the recording at Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, CA. The film will be released soon with screenings to be announced shortly.Tour openers include Deer Tick, Heartless Bastards and The Sadies. As mentioned, the only NYC date on the tour gets Deer Tick.
In addition to her headline tour, Jenny will also be performing at this year's Coachella and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festivals, as well as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. She will also be playing her first-ever show in Hawaii on April 10th and will be playing several Australian dates beginning with this coming weekend's V Festival.
photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
Call it folk, country, rock, folk/rock, alt-country or Americana, the young members of Rhode Island's Deer Tick write and play some of the most soulful, inspired music around, littered with lyrics as sharp as a shot of whiskey and rapid-fire guitar solos strong enough to blow the dust off your boots.Deer Tick, pictured above and below at the BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase at Club De Ville on March 18th, has a Brooklyn show coming up - June 9th at Music Hall of Williamsburg to be exact. They're opening for Jenny Lewis whose last NYC show was headlining the Apollo Theater. $22 tickets go on sale Friday, April 3rd, at noon. More dates TBA soon. More SXSW pictures below...
Though the band's Wednesday night performance at Club Deville exploded immediately, Deer Tick found its footing on Friday night a few songs in with a galloping rendition of "Art Is Real (City of Sin)."
"There gotta be some old recipe/'Cause I gotta get drunk/I gotta forget about some things," the loopy-eyed frontman Joseph John McCauley crooned in his raspy howl, cigarette stuck between his guitar strings.
But that was one of the only songs the band played from its 2007 release "War Elephant." The rest were a tantalizing preview of the forthcoming "Born on Flag Day," due out in June. [Austin 360]
photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
Those Darlins & Deer Tick @ the BV SXSW showcase - Mar 18, 2009
"In a world of emo-boys and reluctant band leaders, Those Darlins, country-punk pals from Murfreesboro, Tenn., had a comically leering sexuality and the kind of abandon that seems scarce these days. Their punk hootenanny sensibility reminds us that you don't have to act serious to be taken seriously. South by Southwest, with its quick set ups and tear downs, is always technically challenged, but when these girls blew an amp, they vamped with the kind of jokes and entreaties that can't be rendered here..... After they borrowed an amp from their friends and tour mates in Deer Tick, they borrowed the whole band as well, with the boys serving as accessories as the girls sang a kind of homage to a bird..."The music portion of SXSW ran from Wednesday to Saturday (most of it). Looking back, it went by so fast. At the same time, it feels like Wednesday was so long ago. For me, it started out with the BrooklynVegan/Solid PR day party on one of the three Emo's stages, and ended right down the block the same day with six bands at the official Brooklyn Vegan showcase (two of the four BV parties this year). Jacob Blickenstaff stopped by both shows, and went a few other places, as you can see in the pictures below...
Deer Tick @ BV official showcase @ Club De Ville - yesterday
The Bronx (crowd) @ BV day party @ Emo's - yesterday
the mayor of Austin & Titus Andronicus, Austin, TX - yesterday
Future Islands @ the 1896 in February (more by Lori Baily)
tonight in NYC
* Maceo Parker @ SOBs
* Fleetwood Mac @ MSG
* Allman Brothers @ Beacon
* The Roots @ Highline Ballroom
* Butch Walker & The Films @ Maxwell's
* Pronto, Puss 'N Boots @ Mercury Lounge
* CuCu Diamantes (of Yerba Buena) @ Bowery Ballroom
* Double Dagger, Future Islands, Teeth Mountain @ Market Hotel
* Matt Everett, Ingrid Olava, Magdyn Osh, Annie and Her Guns @ Cake Shop
Things will be a little slow today due to SXSW. Sorry! We're trying to keep up.
Speaking of which, if you are in SXSW, come by our Thursday and Friday parties.
Everything went great yesterday - day party at Emo's followed by night party at Club De Ville (more about that later).
Great Lake Swimmers' video for Your Rocky Spine below...
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Long Time (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Those Darlins - Wild One (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Loch Lomond - Blue Lead Fences (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Phosphorescent - Reasons to Quit (Willie Nelson) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bell - Echinacea (live on Fair Game) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers - Coward Cracked the Dawn (Radio Edit) (MP3)
If you'll be in Austin for SXSW this year, especially if you have a badge, please stop by Club De Ville on Wednesday night, March 18th, 2009 for the official BrooklynVegan showcase (aka a show aka a concert with six bands that is officially a part of the overall South by Southwest festival). If you don't have a SXSW badge, this show will cost you a modest fee at the door. This is who we've got on the bill...
Starting things off. She hails all the way from Brooklyn... it's Bell who will have just finished a tour with Asobi Seksu. (8 PM)
After Shilpa, it's Portland, Oregon's Loch Lomond (with special guests). You may have caught Loch Lomond while they toured the country with The Decemberists. The Decemberists just so happen to be playing across the street at Stubb's, a few hours later, on the same SXSW night. (10 PM)
Not to stereotype, but girl power continues with the fourth act of the night. This also marks the beginning of the "alt-country" portion of the evening. It's Those Darlins. Maybe you saw them on their current tour with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.
Next up... I've mentioned it a few times now: Phosphorescent will perform their/his new Willie Nelson tribute album, "To Willie", from start to finish . By the time this show happens, Phos will have done the same thing in Brooklyn, LA, and San Francisco. After SXSW, they may never do it again. (12 AM) Don't miss it...
...AND then, don't leave yet, because last but not least, Deer Tick (reunited with Those Darlins for the millionth time) are going to finish the night off. This closing performance feels especially special because this is the second year in a row that Deer Tick are playing the same showcase at the same venue, except last year their set time was much earlier. (1 AM)
NOTE: This is one of MANY SXSW events we planned, produced, or BrooklynVegan are just somehow involved in this year. I'll announce all of them ASAP, including the free day parties, and one more of them now...
Bill Pearis, currently best known for his weekly column "Week in Indie", will be representing BrooklynVegan.com on a SXSW panel about music blogs on Thursday, March 19th at 11am at the Austin Convention Center. The event is for SXSW badge holders only.
MP3's above. Videos below...
photos by Fresh Bread
DOWNLOAD: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Seven-Mile Island (MP3)
"Isbell's 90-minute show was pretty much a crash course in getting it right. Sporting crisp Western wear and slinging impeccably heated guitar solos, Isbell wailed in a rasp that showcased both emotional heft and admirable technique, proffering lyrics that could break hearts on the first listen. (The only sour note was the nearly 45-minute-late start time).That review comes from Tuesday's Boston show which was two nights before Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Deer Tick shared a bill at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Unlike Deer Tick's headlining show at the same venue only a couple of weeks earlier, they opened this one for Jason (who they are now on tour with). More pictures below...
Considering his hitch with the brawny, brainy Southern rockers the Drive-By Truckers, it's not surprising Isbell has brought confidence and humility to his solo albums and performances. That includes his recent sublime eponymous release." [The Boston Globe]
Razorlight is playing Hiro Ballroom on March 10th. Tickets are on sale.
Ray Lamontagne has added a 2nd show at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. The new March 31st date is on sale.
Cucu Diamantes (Of Yerba Buena) is playing Bowery Ballroom on March 19th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).
No Age talks about Telepathe in the video below...
photos by Tracy Allison
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Long Time (MP3)
"On Friday at the Bowery Ballroom I saw a great show by the Providence band Deer Tick. During my stay in Providence for 4 years while attending RISD there was a Deer Tick show almost every weekend at AS220. For me Deer Tick and their War Elephant album was basically my soundtrack for school, and it gave me warm fuzzy feeling to see them in New York at such a great venue.Deer Tick are now on tour. More pictures from the Friday the 13th show, and the latest set of dates, below...
The only negative part of the evening was me dropping my camera from the balcony, but miraculously it didn't hurt anybody and managed to survive." [Adam Schmidt]
Deer Tick @ Southpaw (more by Nathan Miller)
Deer Tick kicks off a tour with a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (2/13). Tickets are still available.
Deer Tick is the subject of a new documentary. Footage was gathered on their Fall 2008 tour. Check out the video trailer below...
DOWNLOAD: Pale Young Gentleman - Paper Planes (M.I.A) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cokemachineglow's Fantasy Covers 2008 (MP3)
"Perhaps one of the best Britrock records of 2008, a year which has seen releases from UK giants like Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Keane and Travis, comes to us special delivery from Madison, Wisconsin and the band Pale Young Gentlemen." [PopMatters]The M.I.A. cover was recorded for Cokemachineglow's Fantasy podcast which is also on the top of this post for download and includes other covers by Wye Oak (doing Grand Buffet), Mason Proper (doing LCD Soundsystem), Noah23 (doing Lil Wayne), Stars Like Fleas (doing Pussycat Dolls), and many others.
There's even a Rihanna cover on the podcast - not to be confused with the Rihanna cover I just posted by The Bird and The Bee.
Also on top of this post: a Paul Simon song done by Deer Tick who recently announced a whole ton of tour dates. Check it out.
Deer Tick @ SXSW 2007 (more by Ryan Muir)
Deer Tick helped ring in the New Year at Knitting Factory in NYC on December 31st. The performance was also part of what was the club's last show ever. Next up for Deer Tick in NYC is a headlining show at Bowery Ballroom on February 13th with the Thalia Zedek Band and The Weight. Tickets are on sale.
Jason Isbell @ All Points West (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Right around that same time, Jason and the Tick will join up for a tour that includes shows in Boston, Philly, Toronto, Colubmus and many other places. They'll both also eventually make their way back to Austin to play SXSW where Deer Tick played the official BrooklynVegan showcase in 2007. All tour dates below...
Akron/Family played the final song at the Knitting Factory (Josh Haner/The NY Times)
"It was a particularly cacophonous performance of "Auld Lang Syne." But for the Knitting Factory's last night in Manhattan, it was appropriate, as the shaggy avant-folk group Akron/Family led a version of the Scots New Year's hymn on Wednesday night that mutated from a simple singalong to screeching feedback to a meditative one-note drone." [NY TIMES]The NYC club is closed, but that's not the last of "Knitting Factory". In addition to the locations in Hollywood, Boise and Spokane that are still open, Knitting Factory Brooklyn is supposedly opening in March. Knitting Factory is also currently promoting/presenting some shows at The Studio @ Webster Hall - two at least:
- Jan 09 - Bear Hands, Holy Hail, Atarah Valentine & Statehood
- Jan 24 - Oxford Collapse, Suckers & Real Estate
Leonard Street, 3-floor location, RIP.
Browse the archives for memories. Leave yours in the comments.
Video from the Cro-Mags show there on Sunday, below...
Mystery Jets are playing Bowery Ballroom on February 24th. Tickets go on American Express presale at noon.
Tonight's Jay Reatard show is free.
Tonight's Gene Ween Band show has been cancelled.
Thanks to Daytrotter for the above graphic of Akron/Family. Thanks anonymous for pointing out that Akron/Family are playing the show at Knitting Factory on New Years Eve with Deer Tick. Thanks to Akron/Family for pointing out that so are Deerhoof. Now someone add Deerhunter. Loney, Dear will be here in Deercember. More Akron/Deerhoof tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Long Time (MP3)
I was going to start this with a bit about Deer Tick living in Rhode Island, but never staying away too long, but then I noticed his/their MySpace says his/their home is "Brooklyn, New York / Providence, Rhode Island", so now I don't know. Maybe he is already here. Either way it's a good thing and now we have yet another NYC option on New Years Eve.
As you know, Knitting Factory's Tribeca/Manhattan location is going away very soon. New Years Eve will be their very last night open - the last time to party in that location (though not everyone will be celebrating). And though the venue still hasn't listed any of the final three-floor lineup, I can confirm that Deer Tick will be a part of it.
Photos by Nathan Miller
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Art Isn't Real (City of Sin) (MP3)
"Deer Tick took the stage at Brooklyn's Southpaw on Saturday for the release of the War Elephant reissue on Partisan Records. Texas based Feow! Records put out the first version of War Elephant last Fall. Unfortunately, the little label run by Jana hunter and Matt Brownlie closed up shop this past August.More pictures below...
Five minutes had not elapsed before bronze-voiced McCauley was shirtless. A detail that lent to a level of intimacy that one usually doesn't get from a standing-room-only concert. It was best illustrated in the couple of songs he played with one of the ladies from Those Darlins (I have a crush on the curly haired one, by the way). They had written some ditties at 6am, just hanging out. McCauley's stage presence exudes simply that: we're all friends and we're hangin' out, singing together. The first half of the set consisted of newer, meloncholy songs. I was annoyed by some drunk members of the audience that wouldn't STFU during a beautiful piece of just acoustic guitar, upright bass and harmonica (I don't know why, but this girl brought an aloe vera plant to the show and wouldn't stop talking about it). At the halfway point, McCauley started a sing-along hootenanny with "Ashamed" - to which my friends and I drove our fists into the air and exclaimed in chorus: "Oh oh oh ohhhhhh, a crying shame! A cryin' shame, what we became!" Highlights included the foot-stomping "These Old Shoes" and a song dedicated to president-elect Obama. The night ended with a glorious cover of "La Bamba."" [BLT / IDM]
Deer Tick @ Spiegelworld (more by Faith Ann Young)
today in NYC
* NY Comedy Festival
* The Shaky Hands & The Jaguar Club @ Mercury Lounge
* Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band @ Terminal 5
* Deer Tick, Those Darlins & Luke Temple @ Southpaw
* Edie Sedgwick & The Brunettes, Cummies @ Cake Shop
* Deerhunter, Times New Viking & Vivian Girls @ Bowery Ballroom
* Black Moon & Smif n Wessun @ Knitting Factory
* Asobi Seksu & the Jealous Girlfriends @ Santos Party House
* Islands, The Forms, Despot & Midnight Masses @ Market Hotel
* The Mountain Goats, Kaki King, Larkin Grimm @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Sia & JD Samson (Le Tigre) (DJ SETS) @ (le) poisson rouge
* Creaky Boards, Shilpa Ray, High Dials, Black Diamond Bay @ Pianos
Fun Fun Fun Fest is happening in Austin.
Thom Yorke posted a remix to celebrate Jonny Greenwood and the end of George Bush.
photos by Faith-Ann Young
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston Cover) (MP3)
"Despite the dismal Spiegeltent acoustics, Deertick's rough-hewn blues folk is a refreshing break from today's production-heavy pop. John McCauley screeching, slurring, scratching and finger-plunking with lazy eyes. It's easy to succumb to band's loose playing style and 'my-porch-is-your-porch' Americana charm. Like life's greatest ephiphanies, the more beer imbibed, the more the words made sense. By the end of their set, Deertick had the crowd woozy and warm. Then, they did a cover of "La Bamba." Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba." Now, let's be honest: though Ritchie Valens may be an inspiration of McCauley's, pretty much any white country blues band that covers "La Bamba" is asking for associations with (bad) wedding bands. We'd have much preferred their killer rendition Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girl"......But hey, truth told, the crowd seemed to love it and sway along....and sure it made the whiskey go down smoother." - FaithThe Sean Kingston cover Faith speaks of available for download above. The show she was at was the one that happened Sunday night, November 2nd, at Spiegelword by the South Street Seaport in NYC. More pictures from that below, but first....
Some may remember that I announced this show almost two months ago, but got in trouble and quickly removed the post. This is what I wrote at the time:
BrooklynVegan is proud to present Deer Tick's NYC record re-release party at Southpaw in Brooklyn on November 8th. Luke Temple and Those Darlins will open the show. Tickets are on sale.Now that Spiegelworld is over, I'm allowed to say it. Better late than never.
The Southpaw show is six days after Deer Tick plays the Spiegeltent in Manhattan with the Felice Brothers who are playing Maxwell's with AA Bondy this Saturday (9/13).
Deer Tick also have another record re-release party, Friday in Rhode Island. The record is out November 11th. All dates and Spiegelworld pictures below....
DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Art Isn't Real (City of Sin) (MP3)
Partisan Records is ecstatic to announce the signing of Deer Tick. Partisan will re-issue Deer Tick's debut War Elephant on November 25, 2008. The re-issue will be released on both double limited edition vinyl and CD with new album artwork. Partisan Records will also be releasing a full-length album of early original Deer Tick songs at a later date.Deer Tick previosly mentioned the re-issue in his McCarren Pool apology letter.
Songwriting prodigy John McCauley III wrote and recorded War Elephant at the age of 20, and plays every single instrument on the album. Originally a very limited release, the album [that I love a lot] quickly went out of print. The War Elephant re-issue will also represent the first ever vinyl release from Deer Tick.
Deer Tick is going on tour with The Felice Brothers who have a whole bunch of their own dates even sooner including September 13th at Maxwell's with AA Bondy (tix). The Deer/Felice NYC date is at Spiegelworld on November 2nd. All dates for all of them (and more photos from the above bikinis and guns photoshoot) below...
Deer Tick @ McCarren Pool, NYC - Aug 10, 2008 (Free Williamsburg)
Dear Greater New York City Area,"War Elephant" is one of my favorite albums of 2007.
I was really excited to perform at the McCarren Pool Party yesterday [August 10, 2008]. The plan was for me to fly from Memphis to NYC yesterday morning and head straight to the pool. My first flight was delayed, so I missed my connection, and my new connection was eventually cancelled. My guitar spent the night in Newark while I spent the night in Atlanta. Needless to say, this experience was not nearly as cool as playing with the incredible lineup at the pool would have been. I'm really sorry that all of this happened, but on a more positive note, I'll be back to NYC soon to play a show for all of you that were excited to see us. On an even more positive note, I'm excited to tell you that I've signed to a new label and "War Elephant" will be re-released on vinyl and CD very soon. More details to come.
John McCauley III
Deer Tick didn't play the pool yesterday, but The Felice Brothers, Langhorne Slim, and Eli 'Paperboy" Reed still did.
McCarren Pool this past Sunday (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
2008 POOL PARTIES Line Up (free shows)It was also just announced that Sonic Youth will play a show there.
JULY 27: MGMT, Black Moth Super Rainbow & Ting Tings
AUGUST 3: Black Lips, Deerhunter, King Khan + His Shrines & Tall Firs
AUGUST 10 (the new one): The Felice Brothers, Langhorne Slim, Eli "Paperboy" Reed The True Loves , Deer Tick & DJ Kool Kear
AUGUST 17: Aesop Rock, Chin Chin & Panther
AUGUST 24: TBA
Deer Tick @ Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY - June 30, 2008 (Stark)
Solo, frontman John McCauley's songs echoed with the classic sadness of Townes Van Zandt - with his band, the songs came alive and crackled with energy. His drunken, mostly hilarious stage banter remained the same. McCauley brought along a tasteful and talented upright bass player and drummer for the evenings performance. They laid in the pocket and stayed out of the way and let the almost rockabilly-country songs and vocals come to the forefront. [Stark]Deer Tick played a show with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson at Southpaw last night.
Today (July 1) it was announced that Deer Tick will be playing with Death Vessel at Knitting Factory tonight. The show is the first of many that Death Vessel has coming up. All tour dates below....