Deer Tick

Jim Hanft: Weddings Or Funerals | Review

At first listen to Jim Hanft’s debut album, Weddings Or Funerals, one can tell that the singer-songwriter raised just outside Philadelphia has a passion for intimacy.  From start to finish, the album plays as something of an acoustic coffee shop session – with the occasional backing band thrown in the mix for a kick – to provide a warm, affecting collection of musical storytelling.

Dave Papuga's Top 10 Shows of 2011

Out of over 200 live acts I was fortunate to catch this past year, here are 10 of my favorites:

Deer Tick w/ Guards | Larimer Lounge Denver | 11.10.2011

The front room of the Larimer Lounge filled quickly as Guards and Deer Tick finished sound checking on Thursday night. Shoulder to shoulder, audience members got friendly with their neighbors waiting for the doors to the back (stage) room to open. The show was sold out and fans showed up on time to catch an intimate performance and hopefully get an up close vantage point.