The Nightfall concert series brings some great music talent to the stage each Friday during its run—however, there are always one or two absolute standouts in the series lineup in any given year. This Friday is one of those special evenings, when Deer Tick takes the stage.
Hailing from Providence, R.I., and originating as a side project for guitarist and singer-songwriter John McCauley (above), Deer Tick takes its sound cues from folk, alt-country, punk and power pop. Their latest album, Divine Providence, has decidedly taken them further towards the punk spectrum while retaining the familiarity and their roots that gained them a large following.
With appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” at SXSW, festivals and headlining venues—as well as inaugurating the band feature on Brian Williams’ Internet music interview show BriTunes (what?)—this is a major act with major credibility. Local favorites Behold The Brave open the show for Deer Tick and shouldn’t be missed either.
Deer Tick with Behold the Brave
Friday, July 13
River City Stage at Miller Plaza
850 Market St.
Thursday, July 12
• Frankie Muniz of TV’s “Malcom In The Middle” joined Kingsfoil as their drummer in early 2012.
9 p.m. • The Honest Pint • 35 Patten Pkwy.
(423) 468-4192 • thehonestpint.com
• The Rev. Kenneth Love moderates a debate between local Democratic candidates.
6 p.m. • St. Paul AME Church
2514 Williams St. • hcdp.us
Friday, July 13
Cristabel & The Johns
• Cristabel consistently works magic on the JJ’s stage.
8 p.m. • JJ’s Bohemia • 231 E. MLK Blvd.
• Tennessee comic kicks off two-night stand.
9:30 p.m. • Vaudeville Café
138 Market St. • (423) 517-1839
Saturday, July 14
Back in Black: AC/DC Tribute
• They’ve got the jack.
10 p.m. • Rhythm & Brews
221 Market St. • rhythm-brews.com
“The Music Man”
• Popular classic musical.
8 p.m. • Signal Mountain Playhouse
301 Rolling Way • Signal Mountain