Deer Tick have always been one of our favorite semi-under-the-radar sort-of local bands (local via Providence, Rhode Island). The group have received tons of national acclaim and are huge influences on the Americana alt rock scene that’s so popular right now. Usually loud and decidedly rock and roll live, the band have decided to turn it down a notch and go “acous-tick” (get it?) for their upcoming spring run, which kicks off in Nashville, March 2 at City Winery with Mutual Benefit, a.k.a. singer-songwriter Jordan Lee. The performance will offer a chance to see songwriter and frontman John McCauley play songs from their most recent album, 2013’s personal effort Negativity, in a super intimate setting, as well as plenty of old favorites.
While Deer Tick are known for being raucous partiers, this occasion will more likely showcase McCauley’s songwriting than his wild antics. Negativity bluntly deals with some traumatic experiences in McCauley’s personal life, and the record’s reviews thanked him for the honesty. The band have been described as a mix between country and grunge, and perhaps the former will shine a bit more in the acoustic setting. Click through for a preview of Deer Tick, and grab your tickets to this special performance before they sell out. Pre-show meet and greet packages are also available here.