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Flat Duo Jets

Also Featuring: Daddy Long Legs Tuesday 06/27
Show: 8:30PM
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This show will be a general admission, non-seated show. Dinner reservations are not available for show time and can only be made in our main dining room upstairs.

Flat Duo Jets

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Flat Duo Jets

Long before the White Stripes, there were the Flat Duo Jets, Dexter Romweber's ferocious guitar-drums duo from North Carolina who blazed through the Eighties and Nineties playing some of the most face-melting roots-rock ever heard. Jack White has paid tribute to the influences of the Jets and the wild-eyed Romweber in a variety of places. In 2009's It Might Get Loud, a guitar summit pairing White with Jimmy Page and the Edge, White declared that seeing the Jets for the first time "opened up a whole new inspiration for me about the guitar." And he was downright effusive in the 2006 cult-classic Romweber documentary Two Headed Cow, calling Romweber "a huge influence on my music… one of the best-kept secrets of the rock & roll underground." In 2009 White recorded a seven-inch with Romweber, and in 2011 he reissued the Jets' long-out-of-print 1991 album Go Go Harlem Baby on his Third Man Records imprint.

Romweber has pursued a solo career since the 1999 wind down of the Jets, garnering further critical acclaim and cementing his legacy a one of American music's great visionaries. On top of recording 10 albums Dex has toured with Cat Power, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Neko Case, Reverend Horton Head and many others.

In 2016. Dex & drummer Crash Laresh released a new Lp as the duo on Jett Plastic Records titled "The Great Jones". Dex & Crash are currently touring and reviving/delivering the old Flat Duo Jets catalog of molten rock 'n roll with a fervor to a whole new generation.

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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.