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Deer Tick in a sombrero on a boat (pic by Katie Alexander)
Deer Tick

Deer Tick played a boat on September 7th (Labor Day). More specifically, they played a Rock Off Concert Cruise with opener Jonny Corndawg (an old friend and fellow songwriter f Tick frontman John McCauley). Videos from the gig are posted below. Earlier in the weekend, Deer Tick played a set at The Positive Jam in Ithaca...

True-to-heart American music with a kind of dark poetic twist, Deer Tick sounded like the bluesy rock that fuels long nights at the bar talking about your true love, the job you lost, etc. Far from being a stereotype, however, John McCauley's slightly nasal, drawling voice gave new meaning to any preconceived ideas about country or folk music. The audience, which on Sunday was slow to get going, lingered in the shade during Deer Tick's set. Their lyrics encouraged a slow roll rather than rambunctious dancing -- "I've lived lies all my life / and I've been living here a long, long time / And it's been coming down a while now," Cauley sang in "Art Isn't Real." Introspective, indeed. [The Cornell Daily Sun]

Coming up, the band have added a week-long Partisan Records tour to their already-extensive upcoming dates. The NYC part of that tour will happen as part of CMJ at Bowery Ballroom on October 22nd. Deer Tick share the bill with Christopher Denny, Dolorean, Holy Sons and Paleo. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 11th at noon.

Christopher Denny is the latest addition to the Partisan Records family, and was recently seen actually on stage with Deer Tick in Prospect Park.

Boat cruise video and all tour dates are below...

Deer Tick - Ashamed (Live)

Deer Tick - Easy (Live)

Deer Tick - Song About A Man (Live)

LOUD AUDIO Jake destroys Beach at Deer Tick Rocks Off boat cruise

Deer Tick - 2009 Tour Dates
Wed-Sep-09 Bloomington, IN Video Saloon %
Thu-Sep-10 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge %
Fri-Sep-11 Iowa City, IA The Mill %
Sat-Sep-12 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre %
Sun-Sep-13 Morrison, CO Monolith Festival
Tue-Sep-15 Centralia, WA Olympic Club
Wed-Sep-16 Portland, OR Kennedy School
Thu-Sep-17 Gearhart, OR Sand Trap
Fri-Sep-18 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios / MusicFest NW
Sat-Sep-19 McMinnville, OR Hotel Oregon
Wed-Sep-23 Bend, OR Old St. Francis School
Thu-Sep-24 Seattle, WA High Dive
Fri-Sep-25 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
Sat-Sep-26 Forest Grove, OR Grand Lodge
Sun-Sep-27 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
Tue-Sep-19 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
Wed-Sep-30 Santa Fe, NM Corazon
Thu-Oct-01 Lubbock, TX Bash's In The Depot *
Fri-Oct-02 Austin, TX Emo's (ACL Aftershow) $
Sat-Oct-03 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Tue-Oct-06 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
Wed-Oct-07 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
Thu-Oct-08 Santa Barbara, CA Muddy Waters
Sat-Oct-10 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival
Tue-Oct-13 Paris, TX Buffalo Joe's
Wed-Oct-14 Oxford, MS The Lyric
Thu-Oct-15 Nashville, TN The Basement
Fri-Oct-16 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Sat-Oct-17 Athens, GA 40 Watt
Mon-Oct-19 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 ^
Tue-Oct-20 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage ^
Wed-Oct-21 Baltimore, MD Sonar ^
Thu-Oct-22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom ^ (Partisan Records CMJ Showcase)
Fri-Oct-23 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel ^
Sat-Oct-24 Boston, MA Harper's Ferry ^
Wed-Nov-04 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
Thu-Nov-05 Wallingford, CT The Space
Fri-Nov-06 Newport, RI Newport Blues Cafe
Sat-Nov-07 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
Sun-Nov-08 Boston, MA Church

* = w/ Cotton Jones
$ = w/ The Henry Clay People and Alberta Cross
^ = w/ Partisan Records Tour w/ Christopher Denny, Holy Sons, and Dolorean
# = w/ The Hold Steady, The Felice Brothers
% = w/ Jonny Corndawg

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