The Delta Bombers
Long nights soaked in whiskey, the powerful emotions of self-love and self-hate, the raw energy of the plasma laced guitar and vocals: These are a few maxims of the Delta Bombers. Formed in 2008 by four teenagers looking for a good time and a release of their rockabilly sensibilities the Bombers' have grown end over end since then in more ways than one. Their humble beginnings have now grown the Las Vegas outfit into world leading roots Rock n' Rollers clandestine and ready for any stage at any time. Not shy of a live show their performances, now legendary the world over, as is their prolific singer song-writer front man Chris Moinichen. The strike team behind his howling vocals is Andrew Himmler on Guitar, Gregorio Garcia on Stand-Up Bass & PJ Franco on drums. The Delta Bombers exist only to continue what they started: A worldwide Rock and Roll revolution. Quick rewind. For years, Craig Brown shared manic lead vocals and guitar squealies in the completely unhinged punk band, Terrible Twos (Urinal Cake Records). He’s gigged with King Tuff (Sub Pop), and shredded with local Detroit weirdos the Brownstown Gals and the Mahonies. He currently rages with New Jersey’s Liquor Store—they even sell their own brand of switchblades at the merch table. Whatever the band and whatever the avenue, Craig brings effortless musicianship and his damaged honkey-tonk howl to the mix. That is to say, he'll shred your face off your skull and break your heart at the same time. He’ll continue to amaze with his eclectic, beyond-pro-as-fuck, take-no-prisoners guitar playing and songwriting abilities. This man has a deep love for rock n' roll. It's imbedded in his soul. It's in the way he moves, thinks, lives, and plays. Live, the Craig Brown Band might look like they slept at the club, but deliver a surprisingly polished and tuneful sound that will have even the gnarliest of disenfranchised young people pocketing their phones—for at least a few tunes, anyway. The good ol' boys in the band, Eric, Perry and Young Andrew hold down the bedraggled hillbilly-deluxe-meets-dive-bar-classic-rock, offset by the pitch-perfect honeyed harmonies of Drinkard sisters, Caitlin and Bonnie. Just the kind of band you scratch your head to in the beginning but rave to your friends about how much they fucking rule in the end. Craig Brown may not be God yet, but he's definitely thrown his mustache, snapback hat and weed leggings into the ring.
In a town known for ‘hat act’ pop country, and slick production, the Hillbilly Casino has been working hard. Since 2005, the band has been an anchor of Nashville’s underground roots music community. Booking their own local shows, and touring across the US and Europe with acts as diverse as Brian Setzer, Rancid and Yelawolf, and releasing their own records, The Hillbilly Casino took the best of the DYI ethic from the punk scene, and applied it to their very own brand of real american music. Drawing inspiration from early rock and roll and blues, to punk, metal and everything inbetween, these four have created a sound and attitude that is unforgettable. Featuring former members of Brian Setzer’s Nashvillains, BR549, and the Blue Moon Boys, The Hillbilly Casino has a roots pedigree that comes through in their writing and playing, and a live show that has blown away audiences from all over the world.
Thrash-and-twang duo VOLK set expectations on fire with their explosive brand of cowpunk and glam rock. Small in size yet big in sound, VOLK is Chris Lowe (electric guitar, vocals) and Eleot Reich (drums, lead vocals). Together they kick out the jams with a high-octane show combining politics, poetry, and pageantry. Their upcoming album, Cashville, is their first full-length release and the first to capture the full range of their cinematic style.