“I gotta get drunk, I gotta forget about some things,” Deer Tick frontman John McCauley croaks on “Art Isn’t Real” from the band’s 2007 debut, “War Elephant.”
Deer Tick’s boozy, lo-fi, blood-warming tunes have long been the ideal musical accompaniment for as much, but have become even more so on the band’s raucous latest album, “Divine Providence.”
Ramping up the volume, and the bar tabs, the disc sees Deer Tick swapping their country folk leanings for full-on rock ‘n’ roll bluster.
It’s like going from Budweiser to Jagermeister – though we’d bet these dudes indulge in plenty of both.
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8 p.m. Tuesday
The Aruba, 1215 Las Vegas Blvd. South
$11 in advance, $13 day of show (383-3100)