“We’re full-grown men,” John McCauley assures us right at the top of the new Deer Tick album, “but we act like kids!” Hey, if he hadn’t said it, we’d have had to: Throughout Divine Providence, these Rhode Island rowdies’ fourth long-player, they remake the rootsy dad rock of the Band and the Replacements in their own fresh-from-juvie image. (Picture wispy crustaches and dollar-store shades.) McCauley and his mates are likely to focus on the new stuff tonight—especially given Divine Providence’s rave reviews—but no Deer Tick show is complete without a handful of raggedy-ass covers. Hold out hope for Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls.”

Sun., Nov. 20, 9 p.m., 2011

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