The longest running music show on television, Austin City Limits (ACL TV) prides itself on the eclectic list of bands it books. Well known acts like Radiohead and The Steve Miller Band have been guests. In the same season, less ubiquitous bands like The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Civil Wars have taped for ACL TV as well. Last Friday, relative newcomer, Delta Spirit was at the Moody Theater for their first appearance on the show. Vocalist/guitarist Matthew Vasquez and the rest of the band were giddy on being asked to guest on the show. The band delivered an exuberant performance.
The taping lasted slightly over an hour but it seemed like minutes after Delta Spirit led off with anthems “Empty House” and “Tear It Up” before winding back down with a ballad written for Vasquez’s grandmother, “Vivian” with only acoustic guitars accompanying the vocals. Vasquez got the audience participating with “People C’Mon”. The band rolled out hit, “California” towards the end of the set followed by “Trashcan” that ends in a ruckus before finishing the set with “People Turn Around”. The encore was “Crippler King” from Delta Spirit’s first album. By the end of the set, the audience was as exuberant as the band was at the outset.
Tear It Up
People Turn Around
Remaining tour dates for Delta Spirit who is touring with Fun Fun Fun Fest band, Fidlar and Jeff the Brotherhood are below.
11/06/12 – House of Blues (w/ FIDLAR) – San Diego, CA
11/08/12 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/09/12 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
11/12/12 – The Grand (w/ FIDLAR) – Salt Lake City, UT
11/15/12 – The Pageant (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) – St. Louis, MO
11/16/12 – Bogart’s (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) – Cincinnati, OH
11/17/12 – St. Andrew’s Hall (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) – Detroit, MI
11/19/12 – House of Blues (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) – Chicago, IL
11/21/12 – Cambridge Room (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) – Cleveland, OH
11/23/12 – Theatre of Living Arts (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) – Philadelphia, PA
11/24/12 – The Fillmore (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) – Washington, DC
11/27/12 – Irving Plaza (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) – New York, NY
11/28/12 – House of Blues (w/ JEFF the Brotherhood, FIDLAR) – Boston, MA
Check out the video we included on the left sidebar from the Do512 Lounge Session with Delta Sprit playing “California” live for Austin fans.
Special thanks to April Burcham.
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