Providence roots-rockers Deer Tick are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a six-day residency at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl, where they’re sporting yellow bowling shirts and covering a different classic album each night, culminating in a New Year’s Eve set of fan-requested songs. After starting things off with NRBQ’s Tiddlywinks, Deer Tick took on Lou Reed’s Bowie-produced solo opus Transformer with some assistance from several talented friends. The great Sharon Van Etten lent her heart-meets-sleeve vocals to a pretty faithful cover of “Perfect Day,” and Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles joined in for “I’m So Free.” Watch fan-recorded footage of “Perfect Day” below, along with some videos of Deer Tick covering Meet the Beatles! with Tommy Stinson on Sunday night and some assorted Instagrams from BrooklynVegan.
Tonight, Deer Tick are tackling Devo’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, and tomorrow night is Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True.