Two bands unite to perform at local bar


Pumper’s and Mitchell’s, in downtown Whitewater, is a popular spot for UW-Whitewater students hoping to have a good time.

At 9 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 13, the bands The Delta Routine, of Milwaukee, and Hero Jr., of Indianapolis, will travel to Whitewater for a performance at the bar.

Students and community members who are fans of alternative rock and pop will not want to miss out on this show.

Members of The Delta Routine. Photo by Keegan Wenzler

The Delta Routine consists of Nick Amadeus on vocals and guitar, Al Kraemer on keyboards and vocals, Victor Buell IV on guitar and vocals, Evan Paydon on bass and vocals and Kyle Ciske on drums.

Members of The Delta Routine have been together for seven years.

Amadeus, The Delta Routine’s front man, said the band formed when he and Ciske decided to put a drum set and a guitar together on an old rug in a basement.

The band just released their third studio album titled “Cigarettes & Caffeine Nightmares.” Amadeus said fans should expect something different out of this new album.

In this album, the band mixed genres to blend the musical tastes of all members.

Amadeus said he is “expecting nothing but the best” when the band plays at Pumper’s and Mitchell’s.

“I love small bars with too many people, and this should be one of those nights,” Amadeus said.

Amadeus said it gets lonely being on tour, but Hero Jr. is there to help The Delta Routine keep going.

Hero Jr. is comprised of Evan Haughey on lead vocals and guitar, Dave DuBrava on bass and vocals, Ken Rose on guitar and Matthew Haughey on drums and vocals.

The band started three years ago in a studio space in Indianapolis where the Haughey brothers played together.

Evan Houghey said the band came together “when Matthew came in on drums. We wouldn’t let him get a real job after college, and he lost his future and three-piece suits.”

Even though they have been together for three years, the band didn’t officially form an identity until June of this year. This is when Rose came into the picture.

“Ken came over from London, and we hid his return ticket under the sofa, so he is still here. Amazing we can all function together like brothers from different mothers,” Evan Haughey said.

Hero Jr.’s first full-length album called “Backup Plan” will debut on Oct. 23.

Evan Haughey said the band is excited to perform in Whitewater again. He said they are hoping for “good beer and maybe a bag of chips, and the opportunity to explode on the Whitewater scene.”