The Wayside Shakeup
Americana / Rock / Pop
Waysiders. Happy Thursday, Happy Passover, Happy Easter. Are you ready to rock?
The where and the when is Saturday, March 30, at Connie’s Ric
Rac on 9th and Ellsworth Streets in Philadelphia. Ten bucks
to get in. Wayside friends The Lost Will Follow go on at 9 pm, and we take the stage
at 10. Magnificent Birds of Prey open the show, and Sonic Cult will close out the
night. Good music all ‘round.
But getting back to this rocking business, we’ve
been hard at work in Gradwell House Studios, toiling away at tracks for our as-yet-untitled
upcoming album. Wayside faithful have heard a handful of these songs at previous
shows, but we’ll be debuting a few new ones Saturday night. And some of them,
as noted, rock.
The newness does not stop there. This will be our
first gig at this particular venue. Whenever we set up our instruments in a room
we haven’t played before, there’s a freshness, an electricity, that
goes into the set. We expect to be right on point, to bring a different kind of
energy to both the new tunes and the Wayside standbys you have come to love.
come on out! And let’s all leave the folks at Connie’s Ric Rac clamoring
for more of The Wayside Shakeup.
"The band came together through high school connections and the magic of Craigslist.
Chris and Rob were playing acoustic shows for a while, but eventually wanted more.
This lineup played its first show together after literally one rehearsal. Three
hours in the basement plus nine songs plus a 45-minute set. How do you do that math?
We went right into the deep end, no goggles, nothing. It worked out. We’ve
been playing in Philly and Jersey ever since." Vents Mag
"I know good music when I hear it!
This is a modern all american rock band rooted in multitude of musical places.
Capturing so many styles and genres, a true mixture and "shakeup" on the norm,
"The Wayside Shakeup" is what happens when creative and talented artists get together
and stay true to their pasts and the music that inspires them. With their own unique
sound and cult following forming, I predict they will only continue to get bigger
and better." Christopher Kellz, The Watchtower
"I'd never heard them until my
de facto private concert in the basement. But I can confirm: The Wayside Shakeup
rocks." Kevin Riordan, The Philadelphia Inquirer