Don’t forget about us.
Deer Tick- Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce cover)
When Rhode Island roots-punk quintet Deer Tick hit the road last fall for a short California tour in support of Divine Providence, they brought along a special guest: video director Ryan Henriquez, who recruited a film crew to capture the band’s performances at their fiery best. Starting with a Halloween gig in San Diego, the tour continued up the California coast from Santa Barbara and L.A. to San Francisco’s Independent. Divine Providence’s “Let’s All Go to the Bar” served as not just a final encore but a raucous rallying call, in the Replacements’ tradition. As Henriquez explains it, the song “felt like a victory march, complete with flying objects, smashed instruments and a dozen or so folks on stage guzzling red wine from bottles the size of water coolers.”
Joe Fletcher & Deer Tick - Jack on Fire (Gun Club cover)
All sorts of awesome.
Rhode Island’s finest.
Anyone not attending better have a good excuse.
Deer Tick have officially confirmed their Newport Folk Fest after shows. The band and their label Partisan will host Deer Tick & Friends shows at Rhode Island’s Newport Blues Café from July 27-29.
Deer Tick’s salute to Adam “MCA” Yauch at Casbah, San Diego.
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Providence, the capital city of economically struggling Rhode Island, is putting its woes aside for a night and celebrating its 375th birthday with fireworks, music and cake for more than 1,000 people.
The city honors its birthday Tuesday with a celebration at the Providence Performance Arts Center. It will feature a performance by Rhode Island-based band Deer Tick, whose new album is called “Divine Providence.”
“Of course we need a party,” said former Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, who will join Mayor Angel Taveras and three other former mayors for the culminating celebration.
This should be interesting…