Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, New Town Drunks
Thu., Dec. 12, 8:30 p.m. 2013
With her brassy voice, her aggressive theatricality and her sufficient hooks, there seems little doubt that Detroit's Jessica Hernandez can be a star. Just don't expect it to be much more than one of the shooting sorts. She's an Americanized Amy Winehouse, with twists of country purr and blues lamentation wrapped inside her soul-rock coils. It feels mostly like heavy affectation, though, a put-on meant mostly to draw the spotlight.
—Grayson Haver Currin