Deer Tick at Empire
I’m just going to come right out and say it: This show was pure, unadulterated, rock and roll madness. Crowd-surfing. Mosh-pits. Booze-soaked sing-a-longs. Even a cover of The Replacements “Bastards of Young.” Oh yeah, and Harry Nilsson’s “Coconut.” In the same show. What the hell? We’re talking Ted Nugent with a sawed-off shotgun in a post-apocalyptic-zombie-world level crazy. To say I was mildly frightened would be an understatement, but the level of passion displayed by the Rhode Island-based rockers Sunday night was absolutely commendable. The fact that this show was held in such an intimate venue as the Empire Dine and Dance just made the evening’s soiree all the more spectacular. Add to that stellar opening sets by local psychedelic rockers Jeff Beam and Friends, and the charging punk-driven sounds of Whale Oil, and this was surely one helluva of a good time. Phew.
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