Check this- Brian Williams wants to be hip- or at least appear hip. He and his people have launched a new feature at NBC- “BriTunes.” Cool name dude! And the debut band that Williams waxes off about? DEER TICK.

Williams says on the site that he likes to discover bands when they are still unknown- and help others discover those bands too. Commendable, right? Sort of! I don’t know- middle aged mainstream viewers might not be able to get down to Deer Tick. Or maybe they can- Deer Tick is not hard to listen to.

On the indie scale, Deer Tick are pretty popular and successful. They’re about to go on tour with Jenny Lewis! But, to Williams’ audience, they’re just a bearded foursome named after a very serious disease.

All in all- it’s a decent interview, and it really shows what $$$ can do for a segment….It’s funny how Williams asks them about ITUNES. “What did ITUNES do for you?” HAHA.

Check it here and get Deer Tick’s “Easy” below.

Deer Tick: “Easy”

click the above link

Deer Tick: “Easy”


Sat-May-30 Baltimore, MD Talking Head
Mon-Jun-08 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero %
Tue-Jun-09 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg %
Wed-Jun-10 Boston, MA House of Blues %
Thu-Jun-11 Washington, DC 9:30 Club %
Fri-Jun-12 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle %
Sat-Jun-13 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
Sun-Jun-14 St. Louis, MO The Pageant %
Mon-Jun-15 Lawrence, KS Granada %
Tue-Jun-16 Iowa City, IA The Mill
Wed-Jun-17 Omaha, NE Slowdown %
Thu-Jun-18 Lincoln, NE Box Awesome
Sat-Jun-20 Boise, ID Neurolux
Tue-Jun-23 Vancouver, BC Media Club
Wed-Jun-24 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo *
Thu-Jun-25 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Fri-Jun-26 Portland, OR Mission Theatre
Sat-Jun-27 Napa, CA Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Tue-Jun-30 Sacramento, CA Marilyn’s on K *
Wed-Jul-01 San Francisco, CA The Independent *
Thu-Jul-02 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place *
Fri-Jul-03 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door *
Sat-Jul-04 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland *
Sun-Jul-05 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar *
Mon-Jul-06 Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts *
Wed-Jul-08 Lubbock, TX Bash Riprocks *
Thu-Jul-09 Austin, TX Emo’s *
Fri-Jul-10 Denton, TX Hailey’s *
Sat-Jul-11 Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingerz *
Sun-Jul-12 Nashville, TN The Basement *
Mon-Jul-13 Lexington, KY Al’s Bar *
Tue-Jul-14 Indianapolis, IN Locals Only *
Wed-Jul-15 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *
Thu-Jul-16 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern *
Fri-Jul-17 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern *
Sat-Jul-18 Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
Sun-Jul-19 Ottawa, ON Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
Mon-Jul-20 Montreal, QC Divan Orange *
Tue-Jul-21 Portland, ME Space Gallery *
Wed-Jul-22 Northampton, MA Iron Horse *
Thu-Jul-23 Wallingford, CT Wallingford American Legion *
Fri-Jul-24 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sun-Aug-02 Newport, RI Fort Adams State Park / Newport Folk Festival
Fri-Aug-07 Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park Bandshell #
Fri-Oct-02 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Sat-Oct-03 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Sun-Oct-04 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Sat-Oct-10 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival
Sun-Oct-11 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival

% = w/ Jenny Lewis
* = w/ Dawes
# = w/ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals