Rhode Island indie rockers Deer Tick are no strangers to Athens. The group makes a point to stop in town on many of its national tours, and frontman John McCauley and keyboardist Robbie Crowell play alongside our own T. Hardy Morris in the cheeky garage-rock outfit Diamond Rugs. Monday’s show, which happens to coincide with the first day of UGA’s spring break, is part of a special acoustic tour that finds the band pulling the plug and stripping down to the bare necessities. Consider it a chance to soak up some softer sounds while the kids are out of town. Brooklyn band Mutual Benefit opens.
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