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show recap: delta spirit (april 12, 2012)

photo credit: Arielle Gutierrez

*Editor’s note: the included pictures are from the band’s Cactus Music instore, not their Fitzgerald’s performance. I don’t have the photo cred I once did in this tiny town.

I’ve personally seen Matt Vasquez live five times now: three as the frontman for San Diego’s Delta Spirit, and twice as a member of elite superband Middle Brother (including supemembers of Dawes and Deer Tick) and I can say, as an undeniable fact: that man is certifiably insane. I don’t mean rock star insane like how you’d classify Andrew W.K. or Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington. I mean, lock your children up, a human hurricane of unchecked emotion is coming, and it is destructive as fuck.

Hit the jump for the full recap.

– sunbear
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video: delta spirit – white table [live on kimmel] (2011)

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matthew vasquez of middle brother fame has a full time project called the delta spirit apparently. joke. the san diegans (or is it san diego-ites?) brought their song “white table” from their album history from below to jimmy kimmel live. the track ticks gently at first, then mushrooms into a percussive a-bomb. watch them explode all over the jimmy kimmel: live stage up above.


delta spirit – white table

– sunbear


video: delta spirit – bushwick blues (2010)

i recently saw these guys perform an instore at our local record store cactus records and was blown away by the delta spirit’s energy and charisma, the fan of american-styled rock that i am. they’ve just premiered their new video for “bushwick blues” over at paste. watch em rock out rae’s diner.

history from below is out now.


delta spirit – bushwick blues

– sunbear