Yeah, I'm pretty psyched about them too. I've seen them a couple times over the past year and really like all that I've heard. I'm not surprised to see them on the lineup, but am very happy that it's set in stone. I'll definitely be at their set.
I was front row center against the stage for Deervana Saturday night. It was definitely one of the greatest experiences of my life. Such an amazing vibe. After the first couple songs people started to really get into it and it was like being able to attend the 90s grunge show I never saw. I would love to see them play Deervana late night and then have a second, sonic stage, set during the day sometime as Deer Tick.
^^Yep, that's who they were with. I'm all sorts of bummed now.
We were sitting on the damn patio of that restaurant, and at one point, a dude walked by in SUPER short (rainbow colored) shorts carrying a 6 pack of Natty Ice. We totally laughed at him, because the Five Points area tends to be hipster-central anyway, but now I realize he was most likely going to that show....
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Post by itrainmonkeys on Mar 24, 2011 10:27:12 GMT -5
They are in that weird place where they feel too big for a Thursday night act but too small/first time for a regular weekend slot.
I think they could definitely headline a tent or play at night on Thursday....but wouldn't be too surprised to see them during the weekend somewhere. They got a lot of buzz from SXSW and their recent album.
I'm kinda hoping for Thursday cuz they would tear it up in front of a lot of new fans.
Also, i've heard great things for Maxwells but never been. I'm going on Monday for a Felice Brothers show. Can't wait.
Post by itrainmonkeys on Mar 30, 2011 22:19:17 GMT -5
Just listen to all of them. Start from the very first one to get a feel for the lead singer and his vocals and writing style. He's the main guy on that album and pretty much made it himself. The second album adds the full band and has a fuller sound. The third album has a new band member who adds a lot to it and a more experimental sound I guess. The next album will have a lot of songs with a different lead singer.
Deervana is a nice novelty. However, I'd rather hear some good old Deer Tick.
True, but they've only done Deervana a few times (2 I think....maybe a few more. and they have one more coming) and John McCauley of Deer Tick just posted a big note about how Deervana and Middle Brother are fun side projects but he's all about Deer Tick as the main thing.