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414 Music Live Review: The Delta Routine

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For last Thursday’s 414 Music Live, we here at 88Nine welcomed veteran Milwaukee band The Delta Routine for a rollicking four songs in our studio.The Delta Routine’s live set showcased many qualities that set them apart from other rock bands. One of the most striking of these characteristics was the band’s unique ease on stage. The quintet is fronted by lead singer and guitarist Nick Amadeus, who has a remarkably natural front-man mojo. Clad in iridescent orange sunglasses, his effortlessly cool swagger gave each song that punchy twang of attitude that separates a good band from a great one. From their banter between songs to their enthusiasm while performing, The Delta Routine’s stage presence was top-notch. Their set showed a fierce loyalty to classic rock and roll in the sense that the songs were gritty, pulsating, and shamelessly loud. However, their melodies were stylistically disparate, some operating with funky hooks and dance-able choruses reminiscent of The Black Keys. Incisive but not pretentious, The Delta Routine’s approach to modern rock is not to be overlooked.

 If you missed out on 414 Music Live last week, you can see The Delta Routine at Summerfest, where they will be playing the KNE New Music Stage on July 3rd (7PM).

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Come out to 414 Music Live every Thursday to see awesome Milwaukee bands perform here at 88Nine!

Check them out: The Delta Routine performs "I Wait Alone" in the Journal Sentinel's Tap Milwaukee studio.