CONCERT REVIEW: Twice As Nice - An Evening with Deer Tick

Words by: Karen Washington

Photos by: Kassandra Tovar

Edited by: Clinton Camper

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 John J. McCauley of Deer Tick

John J. McCauley of Deer Tick

Deer Tick presented their Twice is Nice tour Saturday, November 18 at Mohawk in downtown
Austin, Texas. Deer Tick split up their presentation in two. They presented an acoustic set, which was a change from their alternative rock roots. The acoustic set was smooth and soothing. The band played “Hope is Big” which the whole crowd knew and sang along to. Other songs they performed included “Me and My Man”, “Cocktail”, “The Dream’s in the Ditch”, and “Only Love”. Deer Tick ended their acoustic set with the song “Mange”, in which the duo played a guitar riff together as they held their guitars in the air.

 Left to Right: Guitarist Ian O'Neil & Singer John J. McCauley of Deer Tick

Left to Right: Guitarist Ian O'Neil & Singer John J. McCauley of Deer Tick

The electric set was opened up with the song “Don’t Hurt” as the stage was illuminated yellow. The crowd was dancing, and jumping as the mood changed. The band followed their set with songs like “Jump Starting”, “Clownin’ Around”, “The Bump”, and “Easy”. The biggest hit amongst the crowd had to be “These Old Shoes”, the crowd was singing along and couples were making the crowd a dance floor.