Greyhounds, Miles Tackett & the 3 Times (of Funky Sole / Breakestra), Ryan Hahn & The Believers

The Satellite Presents

Greyhounds, Miles Tackett & the 3 Times (of Funky Sole / Breakestra), Ryan Hahn & The Believers

Thu, November 16, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

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Greyhounds
Greyhounds
"The war is on for your mind," sings Anthony Farrell, one half of the soulful Austin duo Greyhounds, "and we're on the same side." Arriving midway through the band's adventurous new album, 'Change Of Pace,' the line serves as a powerful refrain, with Farrell's voice peaking in intensity over musical partner Andrew Trube's chirping electric guitar. But more than just a memorable hook, it's an encapsulation of the shift in consciousness that defines the album, Greyhounds' second—and finest—collection of funky, blues-and-R&B-laced rock and roll for the iconic Ardent label.

"This record has a lot more to do with what's around us and our perceptions of that," explains Trube, who splits songwriting and singing duties with Farrell. "We're passionate about what's going on right now, and it's not necessarily 'political,' but as an artist, I feel like it's our duty to provide this looking glass for people to see what's going on around them and encourage them to wake up and start taking care of the world and each other."

Trube and Farrell first met while living in California, where an L.A. Weekly classified ad brought them together. The connection between the guitarist and keyboard player was instantaneous, and the remarkable magic they conjure together has since earned them widespread attention from critics and peers alike. Derek Trucks raved that "Greyhounds make real music, the right way and for the right reasons," while JJ Grey described their songs as landing "somewhere between a heartfelt hymn and the dirtiest jank you've ever heard in your life," and Gary Clark Jr. summed up a recent LA show by tweeting simply that they "crushed it as usual." Meanwhile, Esquire hailed their debut as "intoxicating [and] gut-wrenchingly lovely," USA Today compared them to "The Meters, Earl Hooker and Buck Owens," and Texas Monthly fell under the spell of their "ringing guitar…bluesy swagger, and all the pain a strained falsetto can convey."

That responsibility rings out loud and clear in songs like the slow-burning come-together anthem "Walls"—where Farrell sings "What happened to the feeling that we can make a change?"—and "Sizzle"—which finds Farrell reflecting, "So many people just don't seem to care / They think that it doesn't matter because it's happening over there / But they forget that all nations used to be one / Living under the same sun." There are lighter moments, to be sure, like the playful, Trube-penned "Late Night Slice," in addition to the deep wells of emotion that bubble up on the heartbroken "Cuz I'm Here" and the funky "For You," but across the board, the album showcases the remarkable artistic maturation the band has undergone in the short time since releasing 'Accumulator.'

If 'Change Of Pace' is any indication, the Farrell-Trube filter is working in peak condition right now, and the timing couldn't be any better. The war is on for your mind, and Greyhounds' new album is without a doubt a win for the good guys.
Miles Tackett & the 3 Times
Miles Tackett & the 3 Times
After fifteen years of writing, producing, and performing some of the most influential sounds in the Los Angeles underground funky soul-jazz scene, Miles "Music Man" Tackett is releasing his most personal album yet, the soulful, guitar-centric The Fool Who Wonders, on July 8th.

Miles Tackett is best known around the world as the creative mind behind Breakestra, a funk, soul-jazz band whose first record the Live Mix Part 2 (Stones Throw Records) & live shows harken back to the pre-sampling era of Bronx DJ performances in the 1970's. Breakestra has toured the globe on its reputation of restoring authentic funk breaks from the sampled backgrounds of hip hop tracks to the foreground of the live experience, while still paying tribute to those same hip hop pioneers whose musical precision has always been an influence. Breakestra quickly evolved to writing and performing original funky soul-jazz compositions, releasing two LPs: 2005's Hit the Floor on Ubiquity, and Dusk Till Dawn released in 2009 on Strut Records.

"Music Man Miles," as he is known in the underground DJ scene, also helms the longest-running funky soul party in Los Angeles, FUNKY SOLE, spinning a globe spanning, all-vinyl set every Saturday night. Influenced through his immersion in the underground hip hop scene at L.A. club The Root Down, collaborations with Mixmaster Wolf of Breakestra and renowned DJs like DJ Dusk, Cut Chemist and DJ Egon, Miles was inspired to build a collection of some of the finest deep funk, afro-latin, soul-jazz vinyl around & start djing as well.

Tackett's musical reputation extends well beyond the underground clubs of Los Angeles. He has performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Macy Gray, Blind Melon, B.B. King, Damien Marley, Little Feat, and legendary soul singer Syl Johnson. Now, after years of focusing on a purist funk style and sound with Breakestra, Tackett has finally taken some time to reflect, write new songs and return to his first love, the electric guitar. With an array of influences that draw from vintage soul, rhythm and blues, psychedelia, and blues/jazz influenced folk and rock, The Fool Who Wonders' new vintage sounds bring Tackett's varied musical travels back to where it all began.

Topanga Canyon, California is the Santa Monica mountain community where he grew up around an ever colorful group of artists, actors & musicians including the 70s americana rock band Little Feat which his multi instrumentalist father Fred Tackett is a current member of. Despite his adopted home out on the east side of L.A. the mountain still calls his name as his ode "Out in the canyon" attests.

On The Fool Who Wonders, Tackett uses his talents as producer/engineer to keep it analog tape warm and dirty at his New Tilt Studio. The new single "Just What I Need", is the first recording to rise from Tackett's latest collection of songs which features him on vocals, guitar & keys. Also featured on the album is a psych-soul reworking of a Byrds-era David Crosby song "Everybody's Been Burned."
Ryan Hahn & The Believers
Ryan Hahn & The Believers
Born and raised among the rolling hills of Kentucky, Ryan Hahn set out for the bright lights of Los Angeles to find his destiny. His journey has taken him far from home but never far from his roots. A look beyond his ink and piercings reveals a true southern gentleman, a seeker of truth and a storyteller.

His debut recording project "Farmers Son" is an insightfully honest look at the journey of the human spirit. Inspired by the twists and turns of life's winding road, these songs speak to the core of the human experience; Things like Love, Loss, and the power we have inside ourselves to overcome all the stuff that life throws at us. Whether it's a story of someone overcoming an impossible obstacle, the power of loving people, or just good ole rock n roll fun, These songs are intended to be an escape and potentially a ladder to help someone climb out of the hole they’ve found theirselves in.

One by one the songs have taken shape, and a band of Believers have formed around this old soul. Ryan Hahn and his Believers are coming to a stage near you!
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
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