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Preview Fri Jun 08 2012

Preview: Deer Tick @ Metro 6/9

Deer Tick, five member folk rock band originating from Rhode Island, is making a tour stop in Chicago this Saturday evening at the Metro. This dynamic group will take concertgoers on a musical journey by way of their songs wrought with heartache, struggle, and life lessons. Infused with feeling, their songs present the most authentic snapshots of the events we are presented with in our lives.

Their musical style is effortless, and listeners become captivated by their gritty, alt-country style. The group released their latest album, Divine Providence, in 2011, which received countless accolades, and an EP, Tim, this past February.

One of the many reasons that I enjoy listening to Divine Providence is due to the fact that Deer Tick's sound hinges upon many different musical genres, from alt-country "The Bump" to whimsical "Let's All Go To The Bar" featuring a punk rock sound, to confessional ballad "Electric," yet the group still manages to keep the album cohesive. Their sound is so versatile and engaging, and with their latest releases Deer Tick proves that their sound is consistently developing. Take a listen to an acoustic performance of "Cake And Eggs" from Deer Tick lead singer John McCauley below:

In addition to Deer Tick, Scott Lucas & The Married Men will open, presenting the audience with a layered folk rock sound. Nashville outfit Turbo Fruits will also open up the show, who deliver an energized, frenetic rock sound that is sure to lead the audience into a dancing, foot-tapping frenzy. The lineup of these three groups is sure to create one heck of a good show.

Deer Tick plays the Metro on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Tickets are $17 in advance and $19 at the door and the show is 18+. The show also features openers Scott Lucas & The Married Men and Turbo Fruits and begins at 9pm, with doors opening at 8pm. The Metro is located at 3730 N. Clark Street, (773) 549-4140.

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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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