Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown w/ The Wans

Sat Dec 3 2016

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

The Basement East

917 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

Ages 18+

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  • Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

    Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown


    Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown is a rock and roll band born of Nashville, TN. Their sound is a soulful patchwork of roots-infused melodies and muscular riffs, all woven tightly with the thread of their alternative psychedelic mystique. It’s as rambunctious, raw and real as rock & roll gets these days.


    A native of Honey Grove, TX, Tyler cut his teeth on greats such as Lightnin’ Hopkins & Freddie King. Bryant studied the blues under Roosevelt Twitty Sr. and believes that the soul in roots music is what puts the “roll” in rock & roll.


    At seventeen, Tyler moved to Nashville to write songs and start a band. There he met drummer Caleb Crosby and they became fast friends. “The instant we started playing,” Caleb says, “I knew we were going to start a band. We played our first show a week later and haven’t stopped since.” Together they formed what would become the Shakedown.


    Graham Whitford, a rocker kid from Boston, was introduced to Tyler as the guy who could put him out of a job. As soon as Tyler heard Graham play, he asked him to join the band and move to Nashville right away.


    Noah Denney was the final addition to the Shakedown. “His bass sound scared me and he added an edge and attitude to the band that we didn’t even know we needed,” says Bryant. 


    Tyler toured as a solo artist for a spell, playing Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival in Chicago, receiving the Robert Johnson Foundation’s New Generation Award, and sharing the stage with acts such as B.B. King & Johnny Winter.


    “Playing on my own was cool, but I really wanted a group of friends I could hang and make music with,” says Bryant. “The more time I spent with the guys in the Shakedown, the more they started to feel like my brothers. Now I can't imagine making music with anyone else.”


    In 2013 the band released “Wild Child,” their first full-length album, which was featured in Rolling StoneNYLON MagazinePaste MagazineInterview, and many more. The band made its television debut on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE in support of the record that helped gain them a cult like following. 


    Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown recently inked a deal with John Varvatos/Republic Records and got right into the studio with celebrated producer/engineer, Vance Powell (Jack White, Seasick Steve).


    The bands new EP, The Wayside, will be released on November 13th. The first single, "Loaded Dice & Buried Money" is a raw, unhinged reminder that some things aren't always what we perceive them to be. 


    "When you give everything you've got to something, you hope it won't let you fall by the wayside,” explains Bryant. “This album was inspired by times where the feeling of having nothing felt overwhelming. In those moments, music offered us an escape. It gave us something that had nothing to do with money or dissolving relationships, and everything to do with freedom and expression.”


    The Shakedown has earned their stripes by touring the country and winning fans one at a time. Whether playing a dingy rock & roll club, touring the country with Jeff Beck & ZZ Top, or opening for Aerosmith, this is a band that is proud to be loud and dedicated to leaving it all on whatever stage they set foot on.

  • The Wans

    The Wans

    Alternative Rock

    Since they formed in 2012, The Wans have been unleashing shotgun blasts of rock & roll that have resounded from their hometown of Nashville (American Songwriter) all the way to London (NME). They’ve already opened for artists such as Pearl Jam, Beck and the Black Lips, and their music has been featured on ABC’s Nashville, A&E’s Longmire and USA’s Necessary Roughness.

    Their new album He Said, She Said (released 9/9/14) was produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Jason Isbell) & mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys). The band wrote over 40 songs for the new record before whittling them down—with the aid of producer Cobb—to the 10 best. “We tracked all the songs in one week at Dave’s studio, which is completely analog,” says lead singer/guitarist Simon Kerr. “He has this old mixing board that some of our favorite albums were recorded on—The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin. The sound of that board really guided us on He Said, She Said. We cut it completely live—even the vocals.”

    “And we were at Dave’s the whole time—basically slept on his floor the week we made the record,” says drummer Mark Petaccia. “We’d sleep for an hour or two a night then wake up, drink some whiskey and get back to recording. It was intense, but it was fun.”

    On He Said, She Said, The Wans channel both the classic riff rock of Led Zeppelin & Cream and the grunge of ’90s bands like Nirvana & Soundgarden, but with a modern twist. “We’re all massive fans of ’60s rock and most certainly the early-’90s grunge movement,” says bassist Thomas Bragg, “but we didn’t really go into this planning to make a ’90s-sounding record. Once the album was finished, though, it had certainly gone in that direction, and we all looked at each other and knew we had something special.” The songs on He Said, She Said possess the same swagger as on the band’s 2012 self-titled debut EP, but they’re more focused than ever. And they’re all pretty much about drunken one night stands & break ups. (“Not that I endorse any of those things,” Kerr laughs.)

    The Wans picked up their name from transplant Kerr’s hometown back in Ireland. “It’s everyday slang in Derry,” he says. “Pretty much, it means ‘The Ones,’ but the way it’s spelled is the way it’s pronounced in an Irish accent. So now everyone has to pronounce it that way!”

    With the release of He Said, She Said, a new music video for the single track "never win', a summer and fall tour as well as some prime festival appearances at the Hangout, Forecastle and Austin City Limits, 2014 was quite a breakout year for The Wans.

    Stay Tuned in 2015.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown w/ The Wans

Sat Dec 3 2016 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

The Basement East Nashville TN
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown w/ The Wans
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$12 ADV / $15 DOS Ages 18+