Music City Roots feat. Deer Tick, Tristen & Minton Sparks

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

To be perfectly honest, I kind of wished I’d dreamed up this lineup myself. There’s the unkemptly countrified indie rock of Deer Tick, which (formerly) local frontman John McCauley and his Diamond Rugs bandmate producer Steve Berlin nudged toward more formal songcraft on latest album Negativity. Then Tristen, who’s charming crowds with the fanciful electropop of C A V E S just as readily as she did in her previous girl group-inspired, folk-pop incarnation. Next, local literary powerhouse Minton Sparks, a speaker-songwriter who inhabits the stubborn spitfire dignity of her Southern gothic female characters with the rhythmic cadence of a country blueswoman. And finally, Canadian outfit The Deep Dark Woods, whose expansive, reverb-hazed alt-country arrangements and wintry crooning gave this year’s Jubilee a sort of sneaky magnetism, and the winking Western quartet Sheriff Scott and the Deputies, led by photographer-songwriter Scott Simontacchi. I won’t be so glib as to say there’s something here for everyone, but I will say this: There’s something here for a helluva lot more someones than the place will hold.

—Jewly Hight

Wed, Dec 4 | 7:00 PM
The Loveless Cafe + Barn
$5 - $10
[Venue Details]

Deer Tick

Providence RI  |  Alternative

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