Photos and words by Brandon Winters With the final stage placement of a horse head mask and a bucket of ice cold beers, Deer Tick infested the stage at The Observatory. After opening acts Restavrant and The Shrills, the crowd raged from punk to country-alt blues to a little country rock blues. Basically, John McCauley [...]
March 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment
May 15th, 2012 · No Comments
On a night that promised tequila-filled amateurs roaming the streets and a “super moon,” many people were barring their doors, stockpiling ammunition and preparing to spend a quiet evening alone, but those brave souls who ventured to Deer Tick at El Rey Theater on Saturday night were handsomely rewarded.
May 7th, 2012 · No Comments
I was introduced to Deer Tick last year when I caught the band’s performance at the Echoplex. On stage, frontman John McCauley was raw and unapologetic, and I left that evening stunned, and not just because I stumbled out of the venue with broken eyeglasses. Seeing as it was Cinco de Mayo, a holiday now [...]
May 4th, 2012 · No Comments
Check out Deer Tick’s DICK in this video, then see the band live tomorrow night, May 5th, at El Rey with Turbo Fruits. Deer Tick is: Fireworks. Sparklers. Danger. Destruction. Doo Wop. Pee pee. Fire. Karate kicks. All of this. —Daiana Feuer
November 7th, 2011 · No Comments
Deer Tick Indie folk band Deer Tick gave some samplings at the Echoplex of its brand new album, Divine Providence. It all started when John J. McCauley III said he really didn’t feel like playing and wanted to just drink some more and talk with the crowd. I think most wouldn’t have minded as McCauley [...]
April 27th, 2010 · No Comments
Deer Tick is meant to be a traveling band and country is just traveling music. Let’s cross out the labels they’ve been stamped with—freak-folk, alt-country, indie rock, and the like. Let the music (and John McCauley) do the talking. This interview by Ilyse Kaplan.
April 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment
The Specials reminded us that they are still important because 30 years later, their songs are still as listenable and fun as they were in 1977, and the issues they wrote abou—racism, the seeming inescapability of the rat race, and general good-time having—are still just as relevant. Also, Jerry Dammer told the crowd they were mostly really beautiful but with “really fucking ugly” ones interspersed, and what good festival crowd doesn’t enjoy a little abuse?
January 19th, 2010 · 8 Comments
Buy Coachella 2010 Tickets Here Friday, April 16th: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, [...]