Thursday, June 19th, 2014
The Delta Routine, The Traveling Suitcase, & Mutts
9 pm, $7, 21+
Do you like your rock loud and full of catchy hooks? Then look no farther, this is the show you're going to want to attend.
The Delta Routine has been blowing the roof off joints in Milwaukee for a half-decade now. Winners of both the 88Nine Band of the Year award and WAMI Alternative Artist of the Year award, their music receives regular play on airwaves around the state and beyond. Most recent release 'Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares' teaches us that you don’t need to go down south to find beer-soaked, bendy guitars and a raspy twang like Nick Amadeus’, with some organ thrown in for good measure.
The Traveling Suitcase is a 3-piece rock outfit from Oshkosh, WI. Starting in 2010, the Suitcase has been unpacking all over the country having toured to Seattle, Nashville, Colorado, and all over the Midwest. Their musical amalgamation slams their listeners into a world of medicinal bass lines, teeth whitening guitar solos, and ecstatic songs that awaken our inner child. Those fortunate enough to experience a Traveling Suitcase performance are sure to come back again for another listen, and then another, for the band excels in bringing large groups of people back in line with reality. Drawing influence from the musical styling’s of The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and My Morning Jacket; Traveling Suitcase creates a landscape of dominate independent rock and roll. Breaking loose from tradition, lead singer/drummer Nicole Rae is sparked with emotion, animation and discipline. Rae's voice and lyrics are captivating while the band collectively compliments each performance. Blending music from every corner of time and style, Suitcase packs authenticity. If the band had to be summed up in one word, it would be grooverockatronalonothon.
Mutts definitely hold true to their name. Featuring two former members of Company of Thieves, the Chicago trio bring in influences ranging from Nirvana to vaudeville. Their two most recent LP's, 'Separation Anxiety' and 'Object Permanence,' showed that these dogs knew way more than one trick - while both contain highly reflective songs that could be abrasive one second and mellow the next, 'Object Permanence' is completely unplugged, while 'Separation Anxiety' proves you don't need guitars to blow the roof off a place if you have Mike Maimone on keys. Their song "God, Country, Grave" was prominently featured in the season two premiere of the Cinemax series 'Banshee.'
The Delta Routine Links
Fox 6 Studio A appearance: http://fox6now.com/2014/
"Switchblade" Video: https://www.youtube.com/
The Traveling Suitcase Links
WhooNEW feature: http://whoonew.com/2014/
"Off The Ground" Video: https://www.youtube.com/
Daytrotter Session: http://www.daytrotter.com/
"God, Country, Grave" Video: https://www.youtube.com/