Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Go see Deer Tick…who knows what’ll happen?

So, when I was doing the research for this show preview (yes, actually, I do do research), all the reviews talked about McCauley being drunk and random…which naturally made the piece more fun to write. Kinda like the album, though, which is on Partisan and out since early July. You can check out “20 Miles,” for free.

Here’s the preview

Deer Tick
9pm, $12. Johnny Brenda’s.
John McCauley of Deer Tick is fast becoming one of the most unpredictable performers in roots rock. Teetering like Westerberg on the fine line between drunken brilliance and incoherence, he is known as much for his meandering monologues as for fiery musical intensity. Deer Tick’s latest album The Black Dirt Sessions fuses heart-scorching country authenticity with the guitar overload of 1970s radio, and if McCauley doesn’t close with aninebriated cover of the Mats’ “Can’t Hardly Wait,” it’ll be the equally triumphant, equally out-of-control “Mange” from the new record. This show is no place for the detached observer, either. “If you don’t want to get covered in beer or confetti at one of our shows, I’d suggest not standing up in the front,” says McCauley. (Jennifer Kelly)

Want to see for yourself? Here are the rest of the dates:

WED 07/21/10: Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
THU 07/22/10: Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel $
FRI 07/23/10: Floyd, VA - Floydfest
SAT 07/24/10: Floyd, VA - Floydfest
SUN 07/25/10: Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theater ~
TUE 07/27/10: Orlando, FL - The Social ~
WED 07/28/10: Miami, FL - Grand Central ~
THU 07/29/10: Tampa, FL - Crobar ~
FRI 07/30/10: Tallahassee, FL - Engine Room ~
SAT 07/31/10: Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater ~
SUN 08/01/10: Nashville, TN - Exit In
TUE 08/03/10: Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's ~
WED 08/04/10: Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone ~
THU 08/05/10: St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway ~
FRI 08/06/10: Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
SAT 08/07/10: Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
SUN 08/08/10: Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
MON 08/09/10: Toledo, OH - Mickey Finn's
TUE 08/10/10: Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
WED 08/11/10: Cleveland, OH - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
THU 08/12/10: York, PA - Capitol Theater
FRI 08/13/10: New York City, NY - Webster Hall

Europe 2010:
FRI 10 September 2010: Dorset, UK - End of the Road Fest
TUE 28 September 2010: London, UK - Cargo
WED 29 September 2010: Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
THU 30 September 2010: Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
FRI 1 October 2010: Glasgow, UK - Captain's Rest
SAT 2 October 2010: Belfast, UK - Auntie Annie's
SUN 3 October 2010: Dublin, Ireland - Whealans

Here they are covering “Can’t Hardly Wait.” What a great song.

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