Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on July 16, 2010

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Delta Spirit @ Bowery Ballroom
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"Matthew Vasquez' powerful voice and lyrics once again emerged as the driving forces behind the band's second soulful album, History from Below (released June 2010), and at the band's second consecutive live performance in NYC. Formed in 2005 in San Diego, CA, the band has the perfect structure of a classic American rock band, with heavy soul and folk influences enhanced by the use of unusual instruments (trash can lids) and guest appearances by friends toting French horns. They were not short of special friends and a tremendously layered, collaborative wall of sound on the night of this performance, and yet- managed to maintain a strong smattering of classic, pop hooks to please a crowd that clearly came to enjoy one another's company as well as their time with the band.

Delta Spirit are one of the most truly special, heart-swelling rock acts you can catch, leading an experience definitely meant to be shared, and are at the helm of a renaissance of real American music." [shortandsweetnyc]

Delta Spirit are still on the tour that brought them through NYC for two sold out and high energy nights (June 30th @ Bowery, July 1st @ MHOW). The above review is from MHOW. The pictures are from, and the show I was at was, Bowery Ballroom. As tweeted, the set ended with the entire room and dancing, and confetti.

Delta Spirit's tour ends in their home state on July 24th and then the band is on break until September when they head to Europe for some shows. Frontman Matt Vasquez will use part of that time off to come back to NYC for another show. You can catch him solo when he opens for Deer Tick at Webster Hall on August 13th. And the fact that Matt and Deer Tick frontman John McCauley are almost certain to collaborate on stage makes this one a show not to miss (and one to not miss the opener). Tickets are still on sale.

Meanwhile, Deer Tick kick off their summer tour on July 17th in their home state, and can be caught at Maxwell's in Hoboken two days later, on July 19th, with These United States and Jonny Corndawg (sold out!).

All dates, more pictures of DS @ Bowery Ballroom, the Webster Hall poster, and a bunch of videos, below...

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McCauley, Vasquez & Goldsmith (MG&V) perform their first show at the Ale House during SXSW

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Deer Tick - 2010 Tour Dates
Sat-Jul-17 Providence, RI Jerky's
Mon-Jul-19 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
Tue-Jul-20 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
Wed-Jul-21 Baltimore, MD Ottobar #
Thu-Jul-22 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
Fri-Jul-23 Floyd, VA Floyd Fest
Sat-Jul-24 Floyd, VA Floyd Fest
Sun-Jul-25 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre %
Tue-Jul-27 Orlando, FL The Social %
Wed-Jul-28 Miami, FL TBD %
Thu-Jul-29 Tampa, FL Crobar %
Fri-Jul-30 Talahassee, FL Engine Room %
Sat-Jul-31 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre %
Sun-Aug-01 Nashville, TN Exit In %
Tue-Aug-03 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's %
Wed-Aug-04 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone %
Thu-Aug-05 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway %
Fri-Aug-06 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Sat-Aug-07 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Sun-Aug-08 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
Mon-Aug-09 Toledo, OH Mickey Finn's
Tue-Aug-10 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Wed-Aug-11 Cleveland, OH Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Thu-Aug-12 York, PA Capitol Theater
Fri-Aug-13 New York, NY Webster Hall +
* = w/ WYE OAK
# = w/ DAWES
% = w/ DEAD CONFEDERATE
+ = w/ Matt Vasquez
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Delta Spirit - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 16 - Wharehouse Live ~ NEW VENUE ~ Houston, TX
Jul 17 - Emo's Alternative Lounge Austin, Texas
Jul 20 - Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jul 21 - Bluc Congress Tucson, Arizona
Jul 23 - El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
Jul 24 - Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, California
Aug 13 - Webster Hall, NYC (Matt Vasquez solo w/ Deer Tick)
Sep 11 - Gebaude 9 Köln, Germany, GERMANY
Sep 12 - Molotow Music Club Hamburg, Germany, GERMANY
Sep 13 - Magnet Club Berlin, Germany, GERMANY
Sep 14 - Atomic Cafe München, Germany, GERMANY
Sep 15 - Abart Zürich, Switzerlan
Sep 17 - La Plage De Glazart Paris, France, FRANCE
Sep 18 - The Hope Brighton, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 19 - Hare & Hounds Birmingham, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 20 - Barfly london, uk, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 22 - The Ruby Lounge Manchester, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Sep 23 - Captain's Rest Glasgow, UK
Sep 24 - The Cockpit Leeds, UK, UNITED KINGDOM

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Comments (2)

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2010 2:22 PM

Delta Spirit and Deer Tick should get married. To each other.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2010 3:44 PM

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