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Deer Tick: June 9, 2018 The Junction Long Beach NY – Brull Foundation Benefit

June 17, 2018
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[photos by Kurt Christensen]

The Tommy Brull Foundation and Deer Tick have grown together over the years since the band’s appearance at the Foundation’s first fundraising concert under the “Shine A Light” moniker in 2011. The Brull Foundation has more than a decade long record of providing funding and leadership for a variety of inspired causes, all motivated by the work of the late Tommy Brull, who dedicated so many of his days to working with the disabled at Camp Anchor in Lido Beach. Last weekend’s event was organized to fund a special needs playground in Rockville Centre and the concert having sold out well in advance, the Foundation again achieved its goal. So that by the date of the show, it was time to celebrate.

Deer Tick themselves also have a decade’s worth of work under their belts. And with time, the band itself has changed in personnel and approach, including the recent departure of keyboardist Robert Crowell. While the quartet still enjoys a good time, Deer Tick’s most recent double album release (Deer Tick Vol 1 and Vol 2) represents the most contemplative material of its catalog with issues such as sobriety, marriage, and fatherhood elevating the focus of the band’s lyrics. And not surprisingly given the surnames of all four members of the band, Deer Tick seems to have rediscovered its Irish roots, which on this night included a Pogues cover and a traditional Irish reel in the closing segment of Ian O’Neill’s “Hope Is Big”. We were also fortunate to hear John McCauley jamming on “Dirty Old Town” on the mandolin backstage before the show. The show however was all inclusive, and the setlist was a fine retrospective of the band’s entire career including four numbers from as far back as 2007’s War Elephant and moving forward to a good half dozen tracks from Vol 1 and Vol 2. In between there were interactions with the exuberant crowd, interplay between the band members, acknowledgements of the Brulls, and a lengthy and well-performed classic Deer Tick show. All things considered, this night may have been the ultimate performance of Deer Tick’s four Brull shows, and the good news is that its almost certainly not the last pairing of these two excellent groups of people.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards set up at the stage lip and mixed with a soundboard feed. The sound quality combines the liveliness of the sound at the stage fortified by instrumentation and vocals in the board feed. The final result is a superb recording. Enjoy!

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Stream the Complete Set (minus banter):

Deer Tick
2018-06-09
The Junction
Long Beach NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:35:10]
01 Don’t Hurt
02 Dream in the Ditch
03 [banter – fire alarms]
04 Clownin’ Around
05 The Bump
06 Easy
07 S.M.F.
08 Cocktail
09 Card House
10 Hope Is Big
11 Twenty Miles
12 Baltimore Blues No. 1
13 Art Isn’t Real
14 Dancing In The Dark [Springsteen]
15 The Rock
16 Wants Needs
17 White City [Pogues]
18 Look How Clean I Am
19 These Old Shoes [Chris Paddock]
20 Mange
21 [encore break]
22 Jumpstarting
23 Sleepwalk [Santo and Johnny]
24 Ashamed
25 You Are So Beautiful [Billy Preston]

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Deervana: September 13, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 15, 2013
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[screen cap from this video]

Nirvana’s final album In Utero was released on September 13, 1993. In many ways, 1993 was a watershed year. It was the year that Clinton became President, and the year that the Web evolved from a connection to a handful of servers to a truly “world-wide” phenomenon. It was also the last full year of Kurt Cobain’s life. In Utero reflects many of the troubles and contradictions in Cobain’s life at that time — illness, drug addiction, the complications of fame and fatherhood. As an album of representing the life of a troubled artist and tortured soul its a brilliant work. Twenty years removed, the historical significance of the album is established and the painful events that followed its release are old wounds. Deervana is Deer Tick‘s alter ego and its attempt to both pay tribute to the band and enjoy playing music that the band loves. On Friday night, the band played its first Deervana show in NYC in two years, this time to play In Utero from start to finish on its 20th anniversary. John McCauley noted several times during the show that Deervana is “just for fun”. And at Brooklyn Bowl the band and the crowd had just that. There were no deep philosophical statements, recriminations or any sign of mourning. Enough time has passed for that. The performance was a faithful and at times eerily soundalike play through the album from start to finish. We are streaming “All Apologies”, the album’s final track and Nirvana’s swan song. As the crowd chanted along with Deervana, “all in all is all we are” indeed.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cardioids mounted high about midway on the floor and mixed with an excellent stereo board feed mixed expertly by Deer Tick’s FOH Matt. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “All Apologies”:

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Deervana
2013-09-13
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-09-14

Setlist:
[Total Time 45:57]
01 [introduction]
02 Serve the Servants
03 Scentless Apprentice
04 Heart-Shaped Box
05 Rape Me
06 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle
07 Dumb
08 Very Ape
09 Milk It
10 Pennyroyal Tea
11 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
12 Tourette’s
13 All Apologies

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Deervana: June 19, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 22, 2011
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[photo by Abby Resko]

On the final night of the Northside Festival, less than 24 hours after Courtney Love showed up to watch Wavves, Deer Tick performed a faithful 45-minute set of Nirvana covers at the Brooklyn Bowl under the moniker “Deervana”. Sunday night was the third “official” Deervana show (after SXSW and Bonnaroo), and is rumored to be the final performance of this particular cover show. Although John McCauley was just nine years old when Kurt Cobain died in 1994, the Deer Tick leader has impressed us from the very beginning as an “old soul” with an intrinsic understanding of the nuances of influential music. In the case of Cobain, this would include performing his music with the irreverence of punk rock’s freedom while appreciating the deep pain and ultimate tragedy of its protagonist. In true Nirvana fashion, Deervana eschewed the “hits” and instead presented a set of the less recognizable but no less powerful numbers, including “In Bloom”, “Serve the Servants” and “Lithium” (streaming below). Throughout, the music was the centerpiece until the the very end of the set when all heck broke loose and Deervana crashed their Fender guitars with the most appropriate object in this particular venue — bowling balls.

This set was recorded by our friend Erik, who stepped up when the rest of the NYCTaper crew was otherwise occupied. He received a mono board feed directly into an Edirol digital recorder. Although lacking in true stereo sound, the clarity of this recording is exceptional, and under the circumstances, its a superb capture of this memorable gig. Enjoy!

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Deervana
2011-06-19
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY

Deer Tick performs a complete Nirvana Set
Digital Master Soundboard Recording

Soundboard Mono Feed > Edirol R09 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, stereo imaging, downsample, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by Erik B
Produced by nyctaper
2011-06-21

Setlist:
[Total Time 48:32]
01 School
02 In Bloom
03 Aneurysm
04 Blew
05 Lithium
06 [banter]
07 About a Girl
08 On a Plain [false start]
09 On a Plain
10 Been A Son
11 Serve The Servants
12 Molly’s Lips
13 Scentless Apprentice
14 Something in the Way
15 Curmudgeon

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