If Wolfmother and the Arctic Monkeys met in a garage in the 60's and had a lovechild, that child would rock, slam, and jam like The Dirty Delusions. This three-piece rock group brought a wave of heavy riffs to The Cobra on October 7th, headlining the bill with Sandytronn and Basic Printer.
Two curly-haired giants on guitar and bass up front, and a nice young man with a snazzy hat on drums had the audience running wild with their dangerous persuasions. They brought punk rock energy and bombastic zeal to the room, flooring all who dared gaze upon their roaring might. Aaron Billiot's wailing guitar, Charley Smotherman's warm, fuzzy bass lines, and Jake Smith's pounding beats made it clear The Dirty Delusions were a formidable blast of energy to behold.
On top of great performances, the night was one of giving as much as it was of rock. All of the bands playing that night donated to different charities; The Dirty Delusions gave proceeds from poster sales to The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in the wake of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas. Nashville Offbeat loved that the vibe was welcoming, fun, and all about getting together to do some good.
I love how stripped down this song is. In a world full of over-production and being as loud as you can, “Sidewalk” is an easy-breezy breath of fresh air.
“What’d You Think” was performed, recorded, and shot live on Delmarva Life TV in Maryland earlier this year. I found their performance to be full of passion, emotion, and life.
For instance, the band laments the trials and tribulations of dating a vegan: …
You’re in the sky, grazing the moon with your hands, rearranging stars, and smiling wistfully. This is where my mind takes me when I hear “Are You The Girl” by Kira Hooks, just released on April 17th, 2018.
With a little bit of sass, blues, and rock n’ roll, Lauren Anderson is bringing us a song reminiscent of early Grace Potter. Released March 30th, “The Game” is a head-banger that will pump you up and empower your day!
Released on April 17th, I find “Body Language,” to be timeless, sexy and beautifully produced, and think that you will too.
Capturing the essence of drama, the pain of heartbreak, and the freedom of letting go, “Strangers” is a beautifully written song about the romantic tragedy of losing a part of your identity in someone else.
He’s waiting for a call from someone in an emptiness that extends beyond his physical being.
One of my favorite songs on the album, “Just Wanna Meet You”, puts into words the longing we all feel to find someone to live our lives with. The idea that there’s a person out there meant just for you is one that brings comfort to all the hopeless romantics of the world.
The video features the band playing in Somer’s garage/rehearsal space, cut with kaleidoscope-like outdoor and driving scenes, giving an overall feeling of psychedelic displacement and trippiness (you may want to break out the sticky-icky for this one, gang).