During a show at last week's SXSW, Rhode Island-based Deer Tick performed a full set of Nirvana covers, billed, of course, as Deervana. It was a somewhat surprising move for a band mostly known for their alt-country tendencies, but even more surprising was just well they pulled it off. Singer-guitarist John McCauley sure does sound an awful lot like Kurt in the above video, huh? We're pleased to announce they'll be doing it again — at their Northside appearance, June 19 at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets for the show are on sale, as are festival badges, which will also get you in, assuming you get there early because you know how these things work.
Select members of the festival talent will be available for interviews and for gawking at. Basically, everyone awesome is at Borough Hall tomorrow, so that just makes it your normal Thursday.
Probably also worth mentioning? Early-Bird badges (now all-ages) will go on sale at a discounted rate of $60 for a limited time, starting at 12pm on Friday.
If you can't make it tomorrow, check Northside's Facbook page or L Mag and L Mag Music Twitter feeds for live updates. There will be twitpics, promise!
Guided by Voices Beirut Wavves Surfer Blood Deer Tick (performing as Deervana) Sharon Van Etten Theophilus London DOM Mount Eerie The Strange Boys Iceage (U.S. debut) Twin Sister Javelin Mr. Dream
Frankie Rose Cult of Youth Alela Diane & Wild Divine White Fence Grouplove Allo Darlin' Lucky Dragons Takka Takka Blondes Janka Nabay Holiday Shores Eternal Summers The Babies Xeno and Oaklander Houses Teengirl Fantasy Delicate Steve Grooms Slowdance Grand Rapids Radical Dads Mainland Easter Vomit Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Ava Luna Sean Bones Dream Diary The Loom Pursesnatchers Gatekeeper Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids) Pop. 1280 Sleepies The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! The Black Hollies I'm Turning Into Quiet Lights The Secret History Tiny Victories Indian Rebound Kindest Lines Coyote Eyes Yellow Tears Xray Eyeballs White Suns Marie Stella Mussels Diehard Sensual Harassment Wires Under Tension Dry the River RYAT The Gypsy West Dirty Dishes Grandfather Bangladeafy Tony Ferrante & the Animal Kingdom Grass Is Green Anasazi The Men Pillow Theory Lost Tribe A Lull The Brooklyn What Gabriel & the Hounds... and more to be announced