Last Friday, Delta Spirit rocked the Halls of the MusicBox in Hollywood. It was the tail end of a tour for the bands new, Self Titled Album, which is an album that did not disappoint in the least bit. The Tijuana Panthers opened up the show, and did a great job setting the tone for the evening. Following their performance was Waters, who had no problem taking things to the next level. The energy and passion of lead singer Van Pierszalowski, former front man of Port O’Brien, was captivating. Then Delta Spirit took the stage and blew our already high expectations. Their stage presence exceeds that of a lot of bands these days, really going for it, giving us some good old rock and roll. From standing on the piano belting lyrics to smashing watermelons during the encore Matt Vasquez has a commanding presence! In all, the evening was a phenomenal display of passionate musicians doing what they do best, and the perfect balance of talent and entertainment.
To all you Delta Spirit fans out there, the band is offering their ‘Waits Room’ EP for a free download right now and it is awesome. They have a slower rendition of Bushwick Blues on there and we are absolutely loving the song ‘The Flood’. It’s much more melodic and folky than the usual Delta Spirit sound.
If you haven’t heard of The Fling yet, check them out. Young band based out of Long Beach, CA, touring with the likes of Delta Spirit, with a similar rowdy energy. If you’re in or near Costa Mesa, they play a free show at The Lab on June 3rd. Rad band, rad sounds.
If you’ve seen Delta Spirit play before, you know how fun and rowdy they are on stage. These days, a band’s stage presence is so important and Delta Spirit has it. They came out strong in 100+ degree heat in the Coachella Valley, and didn’t fail to impress. Delta Spirit has an energy and aggression reminiscent of Nirvana in their hay day, if you could imagine what one of their live shows were like. The set ends with Matt Vasquez chucking his guitar a good twenty feet in the air before walking off stage.
Seeing Middle Brother was definitely a fun show at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. Tons of energy, each song switching lead vocals, great harmonies (in a grungy, rock and roll sort of way) and just rowdy stage presence. With a presence from Delta Spirit, Dawes and Deer Tick, the band was a guaranteed success. Glad to know the show was the furthest thing from disappointing. I had a blast and the rest of the crowd did too. I’d recommend their record. Get it.