Sleepover Show #100: Deer Tick
Well here we are. 100 shows in, and we’re still going strong. We are thrilled to be able to bring you good music each week. We love meeting up with bands, finding interesting places to film, and sharing the videos with you. We have a lot of plans in the works for the site, and are looking forward to unveiling them in the next few months. Here’s to another 100, yes?
This week, the adventure was just as fun/stressful/rewarding as always. We met up with Deer Tick when they were last in town, stopping by to end a string of dates with The Felice Brothers at Royale. They were crunched for time, and so we started searching around for a place to film. We happened upon a stairway that led down to the basement. At the bottom we found a lounge, and the bartender working to ready the nightclub was more than happy to give us the time and space to film a couple of songs.
When the band made their way down the stairs to see us, they got right to it. We were excited to hear them start practicing some older material. Bands are usually great about honoring requests, even when they are in the mode of plugging their new material; but McCauley and Co. started playing one of our favorite songs from War Elephant, These Old Shoes, without even being asked. Wait for the line, “It was a no go for this hobo,” and you’ll get just a taste of how raucous a live Deer Tick show can be. We were glad to get a bit of that even in a stripped down set.
And then, a new song. This version of Main Street, off Divine Providence, the new album, may not be filled with fireworks like the official video. But it does have the added touch of a sweet saxophone solo at the end.
We do hope you enjoy the videos, and come back for more!
First up, These Old Shoes:
And Main Street: