After pushing back the time of their Schoolkids in-store today from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Deer Tick frontman John McCauley finally hit the stage around 4:30 p.m. All was forgiven when it became apparent that he was fairly sick. That didn't stop him from playing a short set and his condition seem to accentuate his already raspy voice.
He didn't go it completely alone though. The newest member of the band, guitarist Ian O'Neil, came up to sing one of his own songs "Hope Is Big" with McCauley accompanying him on harmonica. The set closed with the song "Houston, TX" from the band's latest album Born On Flag Day.
McCauley promised that his voice would sound better tonight at Local 506 because he'll have been awake for more than 45 minutes and he'll be wasted. The band play tonight with Holy Sons, Christopher Denny and Dolorean at Local 506. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $14 at the door.
[all photos by Kevin Norris]