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Stevie Nicks Made a Surprise Appearance At Deer Tick’s New Year’s Eve Show

Deer Tick ended their six-night Brooklyn Bowl residency on New Year's Eve, and a special guest joined them on stage to mark the momentous occasion.
James Grebey / January 2, 2015

Watch Deer Tick and Sharon Van Etten Cover Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Deer Tick are doing a six-day residency at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City, where they'll cover a different…
Rachel Brodsky / December 29, 2014

Outside Lands 2014: SPIN’s Best Portraits

At last weekend's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco,¬†SPIN hosted some of music's best and brightest talent in the Toyota Soundwave tent for a three-day…
Jolie Ruben / August 12, 2014

U.S. Senator Rides for Deer Tick’s Right to Carry Guitars Onto Airplanes

Deer Tick's John McCauley was on his way to Newport Folk Festival last week when he ran into a bit of a road block attempting…
Colin Joyce / July 28, 2014

Nirvana Follow Rock Hall Induction With Guest-Packed Secret Show

Nirvana's performances last night didn't end with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where the band's surviving members played with Joan Jett,…
Marc Hogan / April 11, 2014

‘Bob Dylan in the ’80s’ Tribute Comp Gives a Maligned Era the Respect It Deserves

Annotating this friendly takeover by smart young Americana types, Jonathan Lethem argues that the maligned and presumed lost '80s Dylan was only trying to prove…
Robert Christgau / March 19, 2014

Deer Tick Strum Sweetly on Heartbroken ‘Big House’

Providence saloon shit-kickers Deer Tick are back with a new video for "Big House," a quieter number from their rock-solid 2013 platter Negativity. The clip…
Chris Martins / January 24, 2014

Stevie Nicks Officiates Wedding of Vanessa Carlton and Deer Tick’s John McCauley

Deer Tick frontman John McCauley and singer Vanessa Carlton tied the knot on Friday, December 27, in an outdoor wedding ceremony. Congratulations are due to…
Kyle McGovern / December 30, 2013

Indie Rock Christmas: 20 New Holiday Songs for 2013

Was 2013 the year Santa went #seapunk? Only one way to find out: dive deep into SPIN's handpicked batch of 2013 holiday songs, running the…
Chris Martins / December 20, 2013

Hear Deer Tick’s Sleazy, Sordid ‘Thyme’

Deer Tick have already shared most of their upcoming fifth album, Negativity, online. So far, the Rhode Island-reared miscreants have uploaded seven of the LP's…
Kyle McGovern / September 18, 2013

Download Deer Tick’s Album-Length Cover of Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’

Deer Tick's Nirvana-covering alter ego recently ended its two-year hiatus, returning to the stage to perform 1993's In Utero in its entirety. Deervana celebrated the…
Kyle McGovern / September 16, 2013

‘Songs for Slim’ Auction Adds John Doe, Vanessa Carlton, and Deer Tick Contributions

The Replacements have reunited for the forthcoming traveling Riot Fest 2013, but they won't be joined by longtime guitarist Slim Dunlap. The 61-year-old punk icon…
Chris Martins / June 14, 2013

Newport Folk Festival 2012 Breakdown: MMJ, Weed Jokes, Giant Chickens

This weekend, the Newport Folk Festival returned to Rhode Island's Fort Adams State Park for its 53rd year. As if to mourn the looming absence…
Devon Maloney / July 30, 2012

Deer Tick Lovingly Cover Harvey Danger’s ‘Flagpole Sitta’

Why bust out Harvey Danger's awesome 1998 track "Flagpole Sitta" for the A.V. Undercover? "I fucking love that song," proclaimed Deer Tick's John McCauley. "And…
SPIN Staff / July 17, 2012

Watch Everyone From ABBA to the Chili Peppers Honor the Beastie Boys This Weekend

You couldn't step foot in a bar, store, or baseball stadium in New York this weekend without hearing the Beastie Boys. And as members of…
Devon Maloney / May 7, 2012

Listen to Deer Tick’s Shaggy ‘Tim’ Cut ‘Born at Zero’

By now you know that Nashville-via-Rhode Island garage rock ragamuffins Deer Tick were so bold/cheeky as to name their latest EP, Tim, a shameless tribute…
David Bevan / April 5, 2012

Grouplove, Gary Clark Jr. Playing SPIN Sessions at Bing Bar During Sundance

SPIN is teaming up with Bing, the Official Search Engine of Sundance, to present SPIN Sessions at the Bing Bar throughout this year's film festival.
SPIN Staff / January 18, 2012

First Spin: Hear Indie-Rock Supergroup Diamond Rugs’ ‘Gimme a Beer’

Even if you couldn't understand a word John McCauley sings on "Gimme a Beer," the song's boozy bonhomie would give you a clue as to…
David Marchese / January 17, 2012

Watch New Videos From Taylor Swift, Loutallica, Deer Tick, and B.o.B

On November 1, Lou Reed and Metallica finally unleashed their much-discussed collaborative album, Lulu. Has it created "another planetary system" yet? Hard to say, but…
Marc Hogan / December 5, 2011

Watch a Pair of Exclusive Deer Tick Live Videos

According to John McCauley, Deer Tick have always had a greater affinity for punks than folkies. Nursing a midday vodka tonic on the patio of…
Bill FriskicsWarren / November 23, 2011
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