Deer Tick in concert at Telluride's Opera House Sunday, July 24

Deer Tick in concert at Telluride's Opera House Sunday, July 24


An uber hip young band is coming to (or should I say invading?) Telluride to perform at the historic Sheridan Opera House. The event takes place Sunday, July 24, 8 p.m. (Doors at 7:30 p.m.) But you’ve gotta ask yourself what sort of group would name itself after a really nasty parasite that transmits Lyme disease?

Apparently a very good one.

Here’s what those in the know have to say about Deer Tick:

“One of the most innovative bands in the folk and Americana revival,” Spin Magazine

“What I do know is that what we all witnessed at the Lustre Pearl in Austin, TX on Saturday night was something epic and to deprive Deer Tick’s northeast fan base the chance to see it would be borderline criminal, ” NBC New York

“Ragged Chuck Berry grooves and punk-country riffs are topped by frontman John Joseph McCauley III’s Winston-stained howls about alcoholics, gold-digging women and poverty-stricken couples who can’t foot their bills,” Rolling Stone

For the uninitiated, Deer Tick is an American indie folk band with roots in Providence, Rhode Island. The group began as a solo project of guitarist-singer-songwriter John McCauley back in 2004. Songs such as “Dirty Ashes,” “Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin)” and “Ashamed” have garnered comparisons to pioneering indie and alt-country acts such as Bright Eyes, Modest Mouse, and Uncle Tupelo.

After its performance at Bonnaroo this past June, Deer Tick became widely recognized as one of the top 25 bands not to miss. With the harmonies of Mumford and Sons, the soul of Bob Dylan and the rock and roll of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guaranteed Deer Tick will knock you off your feet.

Then again, you weren’t sitting down. This is a seats out show.

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AND, check out this video of Deer Tick in performance.

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