The Werks, Damn Right!

The Werks

Damn Right!

D.V.S*, Free Admission Before 7:00

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$7 at the door, cash only

The Werks
The Werks
Formed in 2007, The Werks have quickly emerged as a national powerhouse. As a result of their eclectic individual influences, The Werks produce a dance party that can be appreciated by a majority of musical tastes. Fusing the psychedelic shredding guitar and screaming organ of jam and classic rock with funk slap bass, synthesizers, and modern dance beats, The Werks are redefining the term "Jam Band" with the ability to cross genres from Psychedelic Rock to Funk to Electronica. Their unique style of performing is affected and manipulated by the energy of the audience, guaranteeing that each show will be different and memorable.

The success is largely credited to the hard work of their street team as well as to the dedication of the band, their fans and a unique performance.

The Werks have released 3 albums entitled: "Dig It" (2007), "Synapse" (2009) and "The Werks Live at The Werk Out Music Festival" (2010). The band regularly tours the US and holds their annual music festival, entitled "The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival", each September.
Damn Right!
Damn Right!
Damn Right formed onstage at the legendary Baltimore venue, the 8X10 and immediately noticed a distinct improvisational chemistry. The trio (with then keyboardist Blake Mobley) spent the next few years refining their sound and making a name for themselves as a quality live act, performing all over the country with the help from occasional live and studio sit ins from improvisational wizards such as Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Marco Benevento, and Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) to name a few.

Presently Damn Right finds themselves as a Philadelphia/Brooklyn based live/studio production trio that is making as many waves with their studio work as their live show. And its those roots in improv and experience gained through years of touring by founding members Tommy Bradel (drummer/producer/designer) and Johnny Fissinger (bassist/producer/vocals) mixed with the production wizardry of new addition FLOTE (instrumentalist/producer) that give their song writing and production such a unique sound. While pulling little bits from pretty much any genre while keeping a constant emphasis on capturing the free flowing emotion of live instrumentation, the band is bringing a new energy to both the live and studio settings. Their new brand of nostalgia drenched electronic composition is sure to please fans from all kinds of circles. And thats exactly what Damn Right is about.
Amidst a land of hypnotic beats, catchy hooks, and majestic melodies reigns the music of D.V.S* (aka Derek VanScoten). His 2013 release "Hit the Clouds Running" was the apex of his career to date, marrying forward thinking electronic bass, drums and sound design, with classy guitar tones and timeless vocals.

In 2009, the guitarist/ producer began releasing solo material and touring nationally. By 2012, D.V.S* had remixed Break Science and Talib Kweli, was featured on the Emancipator "Remixes" album, and had co-produced 2 tracks on Michal Menert's album "Even If It Isn't Right." In 2013 his remix of The Beatles' "Because" broke the top 5 on Hype Machine, and finally gained the producer international attention.

As a diverse performer, D.V.S* has spent considerable time on the road with electronic acts Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, Emancipator, Tycho, Cherub, EOTO, Lotus, Tipper, and Pantyraid. As a respected instrumentalist, he has played with a colorful variety of groups including the Boulder Philharmonic, DJ Logic, the Motet, and Devotchka.

Festival performance highlights include Lights All Night, Lightning in a Bottle, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Sonic Bloom, San Francisco Bicycle Day, SXSW, the Manifestation Celebration, and Gathering of the Vibes.

Label releases include Soulection, Loci, 1320 records, Pretty Lights Music, Gravitas Recordings, Cantora Records, Yoshi Toshi, Daly City, Electronic Music Magazine, and Dub Lab.

D.V.S* was one of 3 initial artists in the world to debut the Popular Science Award Winning "Guitar Wing" by Livid Instruments. He is also an active Ableton Artist in the production, performance, and educational fields.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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