Derv Gordon (of The Equals)

Derv Gordon (of The Equals)

Daddy Long Legs, So What

Sat, May 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

Derv Gordon (of The Equals) - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Derv Gordon (of The Equals)
Styles at The Controls and Todd-O- Phonic Todd proudly present in his first ever East Coast appearances, Derv Gordon, the lead vocalist of the sensational band The Equals.

The Equals are best known for their huge 1968 smash hit “Baby Come Back”. Other well-known songs by The Equals include “I Get So Excited”, “Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys” and “Police On My Back”, which many discovered via The Clash’s cover version. Many current acts have been heavily influenced by The Equals, including Ty Segall, who recently covered their single “Diversion”.

The Equals were a pioneering mixed race group that never performed in The United States, though they were extremely popular in countries such as Germany and The Netherlands, as well as their home in The United Kingdom. While their best known member is Eddie Grant (who as a solo artist hit big with “Electric Avenue”), Derv has always been their lead singer.

Derv made his first ever U.S. appearance earlier this year, performing to a sold out crowd at The Elbo Room in San Francisco. As with that performance, he will backed by a fantastic Bay Area band, So What, who themselves owe a huge musical debt to The Equals. So What has just released their pulsating debut album, “Hard Gum” on Just Add Water Records. Bandleader Jason Duncan is also currently working on the first ever Equals biography, which is slated for publication later this year.

As if all that wasn’t enough two of the most exciting New York bands will also be performing on these shows. May 19 th at Jersey City’s Monty Hall, Baby Shakes will be joining the bill. This 4 piece Brooklyn-based band has been tearing it up world-wide and will be releasing their third and best album, Turn It Up (Lil’ Chewy Records and Burger cassette), earlier in May.

At Baby’s All Right on Saturday May 20 th , the most blues-wailing Daddy Long Legs will round out the show. This powerhouse trio has released three albums on the esteemed Norton label and raise the roof with their updated take on harmonica driven rhythm and blues.

These performances will not merely be shows they will be events!
Daddy Long Legs - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Daddy Long Legs
From the esteemed Norton Records label comes one of the wildest and most exciting groups of the current roots and blues revolution. Daddy Long Legs-named for its harp-blowing, blues-bellowing frontman, is a blues hollerer who blurs any definition by age or color. He growls, barks, yelps, and wails without sounding like an imitation of anyone or anything. This is simply pull-the-cord-and-let-the-snot-fly blues.

His partners in crime are cut from the same sweat-and-whiskey-soaked cloth. Guitarist Murat Akturk cranks out everything from powerhouse country blues rhythms to multi-stringed slide riffs. Drummer/percussionist Josh Styles keeps it simple and right on, sometimes locking in with his bandmates and other times leading the charge himself, slamming shovelfuls of coal into the beast.

The resulting gutsy, rocking blues spans the gamut from the churning romp of the album opener "Death Train Blues" to the nasty hoodoo stomp of "Evil Eye" that closes things down. Yeah, you've heard players bring the train into the station before – but by the time Daddy Long Legs wrestles the thing to a halt, everyone's covered in sweat.

Their "Evil Eye On You" LP was definitely not an attempt to domesticate the sound of Daddy Long Legs in a studio setting; the twelve cuts are wild and wooly and real. Infuse a few hisses and pops into the tracks and it would be easy to believe this music was recorded a few decades ago, but no – Daddy Long Legs is happening right now, boys and girls.
So What - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
So What
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/