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Matt Vasquez for president! That’s what I was thinking as Delta Spirit rocked House of Blues on election night, giving fans of the band a much needed break from politics. Delta Spirit delivered a full-throttle performance that showcased songs such as "Parade," "White Table," "Trashcan," "Salt in the Wound," and "Empty House."

With each passing song, the band gained momentum, firing off one infectious song after another, backed by driving beats, catchy hooks, and the raspy voice of Vasquez. The intensity kept building along with the crowd's energy, culminating in a rock ’n’ roll sing-along during "People C'mon": "If you're feeling what I'm feeling, c'mon! All you soul-searching people, c'mon!"

The band's onstage energy elevated songs to a level of intensity that surpasses the studio versions. At times it was as though the vocal cords of Vasquez had reached a near shredding point, stretched like a rubber band ready to snap, yet somehow maintaining the ability to sing gentler songs, like the haunting "Ransom Man." As the band closed with "California" off of their self-titled album, the crowd was sent home with affirmations and a message to the band that "We are soul-searching people, and we are feeling what you're feeling!" C'mon!

  • Concert: Delta Spirit
  • Date: November 6
  • Venue: House of Blues
  • Seats: General
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