Deer Tick’s working class Americana sound lent itself well to a Salt Lake City crowd trying to find shelter from an October snowstorm. So if their latest LP, Black Dirt Sessions, or their philanthropy, isn’t enough to turn you onto Deer Tick, check them out live. It worked for me
“Where is the best place to dance in California? San Fran-DISCO!” The joke was met with thunderous applause and ear splitting screams. MC Hammer had just finished his set and a frazzled lady was left with the job of controlling thousands of elementary school students who had come to get their “Hammertime” on.
Wavves record release for their new album “King of the Beach” coincided with the last ever show at Madam Wong’s. The venue was a punk staple in LA during the late 70s and 80s when the scene was vibrant but has fallen on hard times since. After a few scattered shows late last year continuing into 2010, new owners are taking over the space, which has ended the venue’s trial run of new shows.