One of Milwaukee’s most talented up & coming bands, The Fatty Acids, are very close to releasing a new CD in September with what is sure to be another bout of insanely good tunes. However, they need your help…they’ve been giving away their music online and playing shows with little or no monetary throwbacks and now need to raise the funds to release their new CD and go on a short tour. If you’ve seen a show before or heard them on 88.9, you know that these guys pour their blood, sweat and tears into their music. I know they’ll appreciate any help that you can give, even if it’s just word of mouth. And you’re not just supporting local talent, you also get a copy of the CD (when released) with a $5 donation or even more goodies at higher levels (including t-shirts, memorabilia and more!). Check out the article below from the AV Club, which includes a link to kickstarter where you can check out the cause. Live loco, support local!
Here’s also a link to the Fatty Acids website, if you’d like to download their current album for free!
One thing is certain: The Delta Routine does not disappoint, and their show at the Rock Stage at Summerfest was no exception. Whether playing to new fans or consistent followers, a young crowd or old, they have the skill to hook the crowd from the word ‘go’ and keep everyone engaged and entertained for the duration of their performance. With two full length albums and numerous singles, they have a substantial repertoire to pull from. They started their Summerfest show with “What Do You Say to That”, an older song with a harder edge. It’s one that always gets the fans dancing, and, I noticed it immediately perked up the ears of the newcomers walking into the area. This was the perfect framework to showcase songs from their newly released album “More About You”. One of the many things that makes The Delta Routine unique is their ease on stage; not just playing, but their banter and lead ins between songs. Their set flowed seamlessly with new material and songs from their first full length album, “Donna”; maintaining the perfect tempo and mood throughout the show. Drummer Kyle Ciske provides a solid rock beat that anchors the sound of the band. Bassist Evan Paydon’s jazz background allows him to contribute a unique flair to his parts; something one can appreciate live and especially when listening to their music through headphones. Lead guitarist Kevin Topel is both entertaining to watch and to listen to. His guitar is more of an appendage than an instrument, and even the non-musical ear can appreciate his amazing talent. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Nick Amadeus has the front man mojo that cannot be taught; you either have it or you don’t and he has it. It’s all of these unique qualities combined that sets a band like The Delta Routine apart from other bands. Their sound is technically proficient while maintaining the necessary rock and roll grit, their lyrics are clever but not pretentious, and their relationship with each other as well as with their audience is the perfect recipe for consistently awesome live shows. They are the band to watch in Milwaukee.
-Review written and submitted by Holly Topel Neubert