Music Reviews
Deer Tick

Deer Tick

Divine Providence

Partisan Records

Deer Tick’s follow-up to last year’s The Black Dirt Sessions comes out of the gate deranged with “The Bump” – “We’re full grown men/ Who act like kids” – and then doesn’t slow down for 13 songs. From the Ramones homage, “Let’s All Go To The Bar,” or the full-bore “Something To Brag About,” this is last call, too many whiskies, think I’m gonna puke rock and roll – and proud of it. Where Black Dirt sounded a bit restrained, Deer Tick wanted this record to more embrace their live show. Now, I’ve never see them, but if Divine Providence captures them on stage, then these guys must be one hell of a good time.

Sounding a bit like the ‘Mats, or on “Clowning Around,” doing a song from the perspective of a nearly-caught John Wayne Gacy, these guys leave nothing back on their fifth record. Think I’ll grab another whiskey and join ‘em. You should too.

Deer Tick: deertickmusic.com


Recently on Ink 19...

Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops

Features

Gasoline Lollipops’ newest single, “Freedom Don’t Come Easy,” is today’s mother lovin’ punk rock folk anthem.

Basket Case

Basket Case

Screen Reviews

Frank Henenlotter’s gory grindhouse classic Basket Case looks as grimy as the streets of Times Square, and that is one of the film’s greatest assets. Arrow Video gives this unlikely candidate a welcome fresh release.

Jimmy Failla

Jimmy Failla

Event Reviews

Despite the Mother’s Day factor, hundreds of fervent, faithful followers still flocked to Orlando’s famed Plaza Live to catch an earlybird set from Jimmy Failla — one of the hottest names on today’s national comedy scene.

Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker

Features

Ink 19 readers get an early listen and look at “Cool Sparkling Water,” a new single from Lonnie Walker.

Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Event Reviews

Jeremy Glazier has a bucket list day at a Los Lobos 50th Anniversary show in Davenport, Iowa.

Always… Patsy Cline

Always… Patsy Cline

Archikulture Digest

Carl F. Gauze reviews the not-quite one-woman show, Always… Patsy Cline, based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, who met the star in l961 and corresponded with Cline until her death.

Lorraine of the Lions

Lorraine of the Lions

Screen Reviews

A lady Tarzan and her gorilla have a rough time adapting to high society in Lorraine of the Lions (1925), one of four silent films on Accidentally Preserved: Volume 5, unleashed by Ben Model and Undercrank Productions, with musical scores by Jon C. Mirsalis.