Deer Tick and The Hold Steady kicked off their joint tour at the House of Blues Boston following some in studio collaborations and covers of each other’s favorite work. Deer Tick was first to take the stage to catcalls and cheers as frontman John McCauley gave a “Hey what’s up!” and charmingly introduced the set with a slight slur, “We’re really excited to be here with our friends The Hold Steady tonight. Let’s make some music and words and screaming.” Read more…
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A Positive Performance
Though it may not have looked like it at SXSW, John McCauley is in relative crisis. It’s the kind that makes you write sweeping, haunting ballads of the parallel realities where McCauley’s ex isn’t opening for his curated showcase but singing alongside the Deer Tick frontman. Nicki Darlin and the rest of Those Darlins delivered a commanding performance before McCauley took the stage with a barrage of special guests during the Red Bull Sound Select. McCauley, of course, found himself onstage with the rest of Deer Tick. The early spring jam session was hardly indicative of their next album, however.
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Anticipation continues to build for the upcoming Deer Tick album. The Rhode Island outfit has released yet another stream, this time of country tearjerker “Just Friends”. Emotionally vulnerable readers should probably move on – melancholy guitars and even more melancholy vocals below.
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Deer Tick Streams New Song “The Rock” and Announces New Album Negativity Set for September 2013 Release
The Replacements Auctioning Track Featuring John Doe, Deer Tick, Vanessa Carlton, and Scott Lucas in Songs For Slim Project
In his time of need, former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap is very fortunate to have friends who take time apart from their personal lives to help him. Dunlap, still recovering from a stroke he experienced last year, receives support and positive energy from fans and fellow musicians.
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