The Delta Routine
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Milwaukee’s The Delta Routine emulates the sound and swagger of old-school Rolling Stones, and while its attempts at swaggering blues-rock don’t result in anything new on 2011’s More About You, it is, at the very least, a really fun record. “Ain’t Worth Your Wait” is an effective New York Dolls-style glam stomp, and channels both that group and the later solo work of guitarist Sylvain Sylvain. Other tracks find the group practically spelling out its influences in neon: “Cause We’re Young” nicks the opening guitar riff of The Who’s “I Can’t Explain,” while “And It Goes” borrows the rough shuffle of The Strokes’ “Someday.” There’s no denying how great this kind of music can sound live, as long as the beer is flowing and sexy people are shaking their hips in front of the stage.