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Deer Tick, Felice Brothers sound rock-star audacious

By Franklin Soults
Globe Correspondent / November 21, 2011

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In their public trappings, the Felice Brothers and Deer Tick typify the reduced ambitions of our digital era’s cottage-industry rock bands. Their early albums look back to homey styles in country, blues, and folk. The Felice Brothers even recorded several in a converted chicken coop. And Deer Tick got its humble name from the blood-sucking critter that singer/guitarist John McCauley found burrowed in his scalp after a hike.

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DEER TICK With the Felice Brothers

At: Royale, Friday