The Bernie Worrell Orchestra

Late Show

The Bernie Worrell Orchestra

Deathrow Tull

Fri, July 13, 2012

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $15 day of show

This event is 21 and over

The Bernie Worrell Orchestra - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
The Bernie Worrell Orchestra
Bernie Worrell: How many artists can say they were in on the ground floor of a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame supergroup, all while inventing a completely original and uncanny sound and, in the ensuing years, building a legendary reputation as one of the most versatile hired guns in the music business? True funkateers know the history. From the fat Minimoog bass lines of "Flash Light" and "One Nation Under A Groove" to the percussive piano runs of "Chocolate City" and "Give Up the Funk," Bernie Worrell is synonymous with the legacy of Parliament-Funkadelic; in fact, he's one of the originators of the psychedelic funk sound, having written and co-produced the lion's share of the music going back to Funkadelic's formative years, with an eclectic ear for everything from Chopin to the Chi-Lites.

June, 2011 saw the release of "Bernie Worrell: Standards" -- Bernie's take on jazz standards -- precipitating the decision by Worrell and co-producer, Evan Taylor to "take the show on the road". The Bernie Worrell Orchestra performs with a eight piece band consisting of two guitarists, one drummer, bass, percussion and a three piece horn section that performs songs from this album but also songs from Bernie's vast repertoire. The enthusiastic response from fellow musicians means you just don't know who will show up to join the BWO on stage!!!!
Deathrow Tull - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Deathrow Tull
Deathrow Tull is NYC’s dirtiest dance outfit. From funk to afro-beat to rock and hip hop, this seven-piece ensemble manages to bend genre with a contortionist’s fervor. The three vocalists, Stephen Rawking, W.M.D.Dubois, and Skirt Vonnegut oscillate between plangent harmonies and ferocious raps giving crowds good reason to both nod their heads and gyrate their hips. The rest of the band provides rhythm and distortion to weave a sonic backdrop guaranteed to move the masses.

From the underground Bushwick dance parties that launched their vibe to the greater stages of NYC’s Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn Bowl to the staggering midnight dance parties on the Brooklyn Bridge, Deathrow Tull has a reputation for scorching the earth wherever they land. If you’re seeking the perfect convergence of funk, rap, rock, and electro, Deathrow Tull will proudly “kick your ass!”
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com