For better or worse (flannel) we seem to be having a grunge moment, so what better time to revisit the Nirvana songbook. Locals Deer Tick did just that last Saturday night to at least one rave review — “SXSW: Who’s the Big Winner?” — at the SXSW festival in Austin.
I’ve been to a number of SXSW Festivals, and I can assure you there is no better way to end the week long debauchery than putting down your guard and screaming along to a spot on tribute to one of the best bands in history. Standouts like “School”, “In Bloom” and “Lithium” had the crowd whipped into a massive frenzy. Bonus points to the entire band for smashing all of their gear as the set came to an end.
His voice is kind of perfect for this. The fun continues for Brooklyn residents who can see them at the Northside Festival in June. Shaky-cam video of last January’s Deervana show at the Met, after the jump. Nevermind the Lithium, pass the Dramamine.