High Noon Saloon presents:
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, The Earthlings, Dakotas
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
This event is 21 and over
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas return with their sophomore album “Telephone // Telefono,” their first full-length bilingual recording to be released in both English and Spanish language versions.
A second generation Cuban and Mexican-American, Jessica felt it her duty to further explore her own Hispanic heritage on the band's sophomore recording. She knew songs written and recorded in English required more than simply translation – a full rethink was needed to truly give them equivalent poetry and power in her second language. She pushed herself to use Spanish in ways she had never previously attempted, rewriting the songs with the invaluable aid of her mates in Mexico City to better suit the new lyrics and vocal style. Jessica even spent two full weeks speaking exclusively in Spanish, singing for hours in a friend’s studio to create a kind of muscle memory.
Intensely personal and undeniably provocative, “Telephone // Telefono” is a milestone achievement for the band who are upping the ante on their one-of-a-kind soundclash of Goth pop, Latin rock, psychedelic surf, punk cabaret, dirty dancehall, and bold balladry, a voracious approach made uniquely their own through Jessica's astonishing vocal power and The Deltas’ own boundless versatility. The new songs see The Deltas’ brand of Motor City magic taken to the max while their Spanish counterparts unveil fresh meanings and emotive power. The result is a genuinely unprecedented work of remarkable duality and impossible-to-ignore relevance.
In 2014, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas released their debut “Secret Evil" and spent two years on the road; countless headline gigs, supports with such like-minded acts as Gogol Bordello, Social Distortion and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and well-received sets at festivals like Lollapalooza, ACL Music Festival, Osheaga, and Bonnaroo. Jessica was intensely productive throughout the non-stop tour, somehow finding time to get married while also writing and readying the band’s next album. The Deltas reconvened in their native Michigan for sessions in early 2016, capturing all the fire, excitement, and band unity gained by their almost nightly performances.
Long hailed as an explosive and theatrical live outfit, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas will celebrate “Telephone // Telefono” with a non-stop North American tour schedule, highlighted by headline dates, radio shows, festival appearances, and more.
Born in a Madison, Wisconsin basement in the early winter of 2010, the collective began as a group of friends expressing themselves through musical experimentation.
Within a year, it expanded from one recording of a few people to an album of sixteen musical collages called Earth, featuring contributions of a dozen musicia
ns and a core group of six members: Elliott & Noah Gilfillan, Luke Peters, Logan Grahn, Chucky Brown, & John Anderson. The formation of the group reflects their sound: malleable, multi-polar, and evolutionary. With a base rooted in groove and dynamism, the music transverses the genres of the 50's to the present era, slicing from every good aspect of 90's rock with folk swing and neo-reggae-tronic elements.
As 2011 passed into 2012, the band progressed into a more defined and engaged entity - performing for Madison and Milwaukee audiences meeting like-minded groups such as Venice Gas House Trolley and Wook. The Earthlings were affirmed of their funk when they recently scored a spot at Summerfest 2013 by winning Milwaukee's River Rhythms Battle of the Bands.
With the various instrumentation & vocal harmonies soothing the air, the lead-sharing effect creates an immersive architecture that stands the hairs on end.
As positive vibrations spill forth, people become filled with the spirit of shared luminous consciousness and leave the experience with an impression that carries the excitement on into their lives forever.
Dakotas are an American rock band from Madison, WI. Their debut album is scheduled to be released summer 2013.