The Deer are an Austin original, and an Austin treasure. Since forming in 2012, the group has made a name for itself in these parts, earning two consecutive runner-up Austin Music Awards for Best Performing Folk Group and an Austin Music Industry Finalist award for Best Album Art in 2014. Frontwoman and founder Grace Park spent 2016 as a member of Project ATX6, traveling and performing in France and Canada while being part of coordinator Chris Brecht’s documentary project.
The band is heading out on another tour, and they’re celebrating with a show tonight at the North Door. If you’re unfamiliar with the group, try “Your Right To Waive,” from last year’s Tempest & Rapture. The song is the Deer doing what they do best: double-up on the Americana, spin in some delicate surf-rock, set Grace Park’s vocals to “float,” and feel the Texas transcendentalism.
-Taylor Wallace // host, Saturday 2-6 p.m., producer, SoundCheck and Eklektikos