Tradition dictates that gifts for a 10th anniversary be either tin or aluminum. But on the occasion of Deer Tick's own decennial as a band, they're the ones doing the giving: They're presenting fans in the New York area with...(insert rimshot here) rock. And a lot of it: For five nights in a row at the Brooklyn Bowl, the lineup will cover an entire album -- by Devo, the Beatles, NRBQ, Elvis Costello, and Lou Reed (plus a second set of their own material) -- and on the sixth eve they'll do their own songs in a fan-chosen set. That's a lot of rehearsal. And in the ballpark of 40 cover songs to learn, all from albums released before anybody in Deer Tick was even born. But as singer/songwriter John McCauley understates, "We just thought it would be fun to do. I guess we figured we're going to be taking some time off next year -- still recording stuff, but we've been playing so much, and I'm about to have a daughter, so, you know, this will be the last time we play in New York for kind of a while."