It’s shaping up as a damned good week around Nippertown for fans of the acclaimed alt-country-rocking band Deer Tick.
Led by the multi-talented John McCauley, the Providence, Rhode Island-based band is headed into Revolution Hall in Troy on Wednesday (November 4), showcasing selections from their albums, 2007’s “War Elephant” and this year’s “Born On Flag Day.” Jonny Corndawg opens the show.
But if you want to get into a totally Deer Tick mood for Wednesday’s performance, you’re going to have to start on Tuesday, when the Saratoga Arts Center hosts a very special screening of the new documentary film, “Deer Tick: To the City of Sin!”
Director and Saratoga Springs native Cory W. Lovell travelled with the band throughout the autumn of 2008 to gather material for “To The City of Sin!,” his first feature-length documentary. Featuring songs from both of the band’s critically acclaimed albums, the film introduces America to Deer Tick in all their whiskey-soaked glory.
Cory Lovell studied film in San Francisco before graduating from Burlington College and founding Ten Springs Productions, an independent media production company. He is currently in the process of financing his second music documentary, and writing the screenplay for his first narrative feature.
On Tuesday night, Lovell will be on hand at the screening of his film, and he’ll be bringing along some friends, too – the members of Deer Tick, who will also participate in a Q&A session and sign CDs. Tuesday’s event begins at 7pm, and admission is $10, which includes a reception and light refreshments.