A little bit Americana and a little bit punk, Deer Tick is perhaps best known for their raucous live shows. At the KDHX studios though, they had to let the music do the talking.
Oh ye merry music fans, do we have a compilation for you. The second volume of KDHXmas features 17 artists from St. Louis and beyond, all playing brand new and/or familiar songs to make the season bright.
The tenth annual Forecastle Festival took place July 13-15 at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of KDHX's intrepid volunteer photographers. These photos are some of their best.
Deer Tick's music is composed of equal parts party anthems and wry Americana.
While 2011 certainly provided plenty of top-shelf records, I want to do KDHX readers a solid, and as opposed to you running out and buying every album I mention, like I know you certainly would, I put together a cheat sheet of some of my favorite songs.
The crowd at Off Broadway on Halloween night was still sparse, sober and mildly responsive when the opener, the Band of Heathens, started its set. Three dueling lead guitars ripped and twisted through almost every one of the band's songs while the bass and drums set up solid soul grooves. They played it all relaxed, a good band to ease into the rest of the night with.
Deer Tick knew exactly what St. Louis expected when they showed up at Off Broadway on Halloween. Welcomed like local favorites, the band took the stage dressed as the Village People while "Y.M.C.A." played through the house. From there the band cranked up the amps, and rocked through their set as the costumed crowd danced and sang along. John McCauley, and the rest of the boys from Rhode Island, definitely closed out Roctober as only they could.