In the early ’90s, Delta 72 singer and guitarist Gregg Foreman worked late hours as a DJ at Penn State. It was the perfect outlet for him; he might have been your average skinny slacker, but inside the DJ booth he created his own thrift-store world, wallpapered with kitsch samples and lost sound effects. Foreman morphed into characters—a Vincent Price knockoff in “Macabre Theater,” Batman to a guest’s Robin, a sailor lost at sea. He was always in radio drag. We now find Foreman playing the boogie-licious blues singer in Delta 72, and it could be his best performance yet. His Delta may be old Pussy Galore records, replacing soul with fake Blue Note album layouts and vamping when he needs to emote, but his latest album, The Soul of a New Machine, proves he made music not for the mind but for the hips. You still forget he’s a skinny indie. See if he deserves a Tony when Delta 72 gets onstage with Servotron at 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $7. (202) 667-7960. (Jason Cherkis)