The Brevet

The Brevet

The Midnight Slander

Sun · May 6, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

The Brevet
The Brevet
When the feedback-laden, distorted-as-all-hell guitar intro to The Brevet’s new single, “Locked & Loaded,” grinds to a crawl and lead singer Aric Chase Damm’s gritty vocals kick in, there’s a moment where—if you’ve got an ounce of soul in your body—your foot starts tapping almost involuntarily. The “woah-oh-oh” hook that hits next is the kind you feel in your bones, the eminently danceable kind that makes you want to shoot straight up, kick your chair back, and move. Every second “Locked & Loaded” begs for movement, an earworm that simply refuses to quit. And making the tune all the more impressive, in a testament to the group’s raw creativity and artistic ability, is the fact that The Brevet engineered and produced the track at the group’s recording space in Westminster, CA—where they’d also recorded their first two albums.

As the lead single off the band’s upcoming record, LEGS, “Locked & Loaded” performs a crucial task: Not only is it a representation of the band’s new sound and of what fans can expect from the forthcoming album; it is an indication of how far the band has come since their previous release, American Novel—a groundbreaking, highly acclaimed LP, released in a series of chapters.

American Novel, the group’s sophomore album, was preceded by the Brevet’s debut record, Battle of the Heart, and earned the band features and beaming reviews in such notable publications as Paste magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Deli, Substream, OC Weekly, and many more. Per Substream’s Stephanie Roe: “There are just some moments in life that could use an extravagant soundtrack to make it feel complete. The Brevet are here to help you do just that.”

American Novel also opened the door for The Brevet in the form of some amazing opportunities: Songs from the record have been featured in movies like An Open Secret, The Good Lie, and Ashby; on TV shows such as Growing up Fisher, NCIS New Orleans, 90210, and even American Idol; and on TV networks like the MLB Network and the SEC Network (ESPN).

While the band has certainly enjoyed the exposure, as well as the accolades they’ve received from critics and fans alike, they’re particularly excited for the release of their upcoming single—because, to Damm, it sets the stage for a tighter, more mature, redefined Brevet. It represents a band who, having already achieved significant commercial success, is free to be as creative as they want, driving their music in a wholly new direction.

Damm, who helms the band as its primary creative force—though, of course, his fellow members contribute to the writing, engineering, and production process—says, of the band’s new sound:, that “Locked & Loaded”

We’re writing in a way we want to write now. I’m not trying to follow trends; I just want to write from my heart.”
The Midnight Slander
The Midnight Slander
As Scott Baio said, “Family, work, and familiarity. Listen, if I had a magic wand and I could make myself really be happy, I’d zap me onto a farm. And I know nothing about farming.” The same can’t be said for us. We’re city boys, nitty-gritty boys, chitty chitty (bang bang) boys. Big girls and big toy boys. We love our fans and love our haters. Come check us out and see what all the fuss is about. XOXO.

Who is The Midnight Slander?

Dave Conner is a singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. Playing a unique Folk/Alt/Rock sound his music is quickly gaining speed in a world where grooving, well thought out melodies and thoughtful lyrics seem left behind. Dave has played solo acoustic shows across states from Ohio to South Carolina and fronted the band "You Are Here" in the Toledo area from 2008 to 2010, "The Rustic Remedy" from 2011 to 2013 and now The Midnight Slander. At his side are Mike Gray on drums, keys, and vocals, Drew Maziasz, who joined the trio in 2015 on lead electric guitar, and Pierson Trimarchi who joined in 2016 on bass and vocals.
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110