Wanderers (Zach Ryan), The Rhyolite Sound

Wanderers (Zach Ryan)

The Rhyolite Sound

Indigo Kidd, Jack Evan Johnson

Sun, February 10, 2019

9:00 pm

Las Vegas, NV

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Wanderers (Zach Ryan)
Wanderers (Zach Ryan)
Zach Ryan formed Wanderers in Nashville in 2016 as a vehicle to perform his original songs and the 50's and 60's music he loves. “Songs From The Void” is the band’s first release. Influenced by the films of David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino, Zach has created a unique blend of the dark and the beautiful. The forthcoming LP draws from heavier pysch rock influences and sounds from the grunge era. For fans of Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and The Black Angels.
Indigo Kidd
Indigo Kidd
Some bands meet at a concert, in college, through craigslist, or even get set up by Buzz Osbourne. Indigo Kidd, on the other hand, grew together. In a small agriculture town on the east side of Washington state called Yakima. The Bassist Dalton Willett and singer/ guitarist Eli Curtsinger have been playing and writing together since 2006. That doesn't really seem weird, until you realize that they were both around 13 years old at the time. So, like you can guess, they sucked and played Blink-182 rip offs for a couple years before discovering Nirvana and other Alternative music. They would recruit Eli's younger cousin Garrett Curtsinger to join their band in 2011, and the rest is history. They played as a band in high school, had a falling out, saw the world, lived life in different places, but inevitably came back to the group that worked the best.. It worked because it was never one very dedicated guy and two lackeys, or a singer/ songwriter combo accompanied by a friend. This band consists of three friends who were developed by each other's presence. They are a tight knit group, and the musical chemistry is just as strong as their chemistry as long time chums. Maybe that's the best part about this band. Most of the time, it seems that bands don't really get too interesting until you can see enough personality to process the dynamics of the group, and if there is one thing that Indigo Kidd isn't lacking, it's personality... Whether Garrett has just woken up from an anime binge hibernation, Dalton is scamming people with his rubrix cube, Eli got catfished again, or the whole band moves to Las Vegas because of the advice of a cynical writer they befriended at the coffee shop there is never really a dull moment with them. Even the band's exquisite art is made by their roommate/ aspiring graphic designer Alexis Lee. Have we inspired a sitcom yet? This band has been coined as Garage pop, dream pop, indie punk, and many others. They have also been likened to a "post-millennial Misfits" by KUNV 91.5 The Source and "Yakima's best band" by On Magazine of the Yakima Herald. That's just hype though, go see them yourself! And check out the recent release Mixed Tape For Senpai at indigokidd.com ... More releases TBA!
Jack Evan Johnson
Jack Evan Johnson
For his debut full-length album, titled “Self Made Man” (to be released in 2014), Johnson assembled a superband of young and veteran players who, combined, have accompanied Chuck Berry, Reckless Kelly, Deer Tick, The Killers and many other notable acts. Legendary pianist Charlie Shaffer, once a member of Las Vegas’s very first rock and roll band in the 1950s, even joined the group. The “Self Made Man” studio band brought Johnson’s new songs to life with a perfect balance of honky tonk twang and back alley punch, and after recording in Las Vegas, Johnson again brought the album to Nashville. There it was mixed by wunderkind engineer Ed Spear, who has made a name for himself working alongside Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell and also engineering records for Jack White’s Third Man Records. Finally, “Self Made Man” was mastered by Nashville engineer Richard Dodd, whose credits include iconic artists such as Steve Earle, Tom Petty and The Traveling Wilburys.

With songs ranging from country ballads to blazing rock and roll, “Self Made Man” represents the missing link between Johnson’s days rocking with Dude City and his solo acoustic act, and is his most dynamic and well-crafted album to date, both lyrically and musically. But while you can take the songwriter out of the band, you can’t take the rock out of the rock and roller. While he still often plays acoustic, Johnson admits that he does prefer to perform with a band. And when he does, his guitar is still often very loud. And sometimes it’s too loud to even tell what he’s saying. But at least these days he knows exactly who he is.
Venue Information:
Bunkhouse
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101