DELTA FORCE Ten years ago, a rockabilly project launched in a Las Vegas garage with no real intentions besides “boozing and having a good time.” At least that’s how guitarist Andrew Himmler explains The Delta Bombers’ humble origins. “We’re still that,” he says, “but we’ve also experienced a bit of life.”
That journey is palpable on the band’s fourth LP, Pressure and Time. The rock, country, blues and swamp-gospel hybrid takes listeners through themes of love both gained and lost, the death of friends and family and some of life’s pressures and pleasures. “It’s your prototypical rock ’n’ roll album in the sense that these themes are touched on all the time, but it’s unique in that we experienced it all together, and we wrote about it together,” Himmler says. Recorded live to tape at LA’s Wild Records Studio, Pressure and Time marks 10 years of The Delta Bombers, who’ll celebrate its release January 13 at the Bunkhouse before hitting the road for U.S. dates in February and a short European tour in May.
HOOKING UP Vegas blues-rock trio The Dirty Hooks have been selected as tour support for Stone Temple Pilots’ upcoming West Coast tour. The run kicks off March 2 at the Canyon in Santa Clarita and runs through March 17, with a local show scheduled for March 9 at House of Blues.
ALSO Vegas metalcore band We Gave It Hell will officially release debut LP Labyrinth (out now on Spotify) at Hard Rock Live on Saturday, January 13.