Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Brandon Zano, This Is A Shakedown! Lead Singer

My name is Brandon Zano and I am the lead singer and guitarist for the bestest upcoming band THIS IS A SHAKEDOWN! You may not care but I don't really give a shit. You will one day. My history goes as follows: I was born into greatness, my father was a musician and record label guru so I did a lot moving around and met a lot of "famous" people. My Mom is also the funniest most rad person ever. I moved to Cleveland at the tender age of 14, quickly realized there was no where to surf (weird cuz there's a big lake here) and started playing music immidiately. Had my first show playing music I wrote myself at 15, was on tour at 17, and was signed to a major label at 19. From there, things get a bit twisted, ya know, the usual...sex with too many women, countless amounts of drugs, gallons of alcohol, babies that weren't mine (or were they?), homeless for some time, and tons of other crazy shit I'll never tell you, well, maybe.... THIS IS A SHAKEDOWN! is the start of a new age in music, it breaks down barriers and genres. And, it's only gonna get better. This is the best shit I have ever been a part of. Get ready for what's coming. The shit is totally about to hit the fan. Go buy our album "Love Kills" on Reversed Image Unlimited. I promise to not disappoint. See you soon. I can guarantee that. BZ

PLAYLIST: Dynasty Electric
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 12:33 | Comments
PLAYLIST: Dynasty Electric

So THIS IS A SHAKEDOWN! played an amazing festival in Dewey Beach, Delaware over the weekend. There were a thousand bands that played, 90% of which were amazing. But there was only one that stuck …

THIS IS A SHAKEDOWN! PARTIES HARD!
Tuesday, 6 Oct, 2009 – 12:44 | Comments
THIS IS A SHAKEDOWN! PARTIES HARD!

We played an amazing festival this weekend. It was a totally sick time. We met tons of crazy awesome people, although I almost fucked it all up. Our tour manager and I got in Wednesday …

LOCAL DESIGNER TO KNOW: Sans Oceana
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 15:28 | Comments
LOCAL DESIGNER TO KNOW: Sans Oceana

This is a Cleveland-based clothing company. They make awesome stuff. They mostly do t-shirts but the prints that they use are very different. I know they use bleach a lot to burn the prints into …

RANDOM: Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day
Thursday, 3 Sep, 2009 – 13:32 | Comments
RANDOM: Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day

I’m going to be honest, this scares me a little bit. The first Boondock Saints is one of my favorite movies. I’ve seen it a million times. I’ve heard rumors about this sequel for a …

THIS IS A SHAKEDOWN Live Video Shoot Teaser
Thursday, 27 Aug, 2009 – 16:04 | Comments
THIS IS A SHAKEDOWN Live Video Shoot Teaser

Last night, we finally had the shoot for our live video stuff. We did 5 songs. We went all out on this one. We’re still figuring out what we’re going to do with it. The …

THE STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE
Tuesday, 25 Aug, 2009 – 12:11 | Comments
THE STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE

So a couple of years ago I went to LA with the band I was in at that time, Dozen Dead Roses. We went out there for a music convention called NAMM. We had some …

The Ten: Bands/Albums You Should Check Out
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2009 – 13:30 | Comments
The Ten: Bands/Albums You Should Check Out

So this is just going to be a quick little article (not really) about some of the bands I have really gotten into. These are not necessarily my favorite bands or albums, but just ones …

RANDOM: Why Air Drumming Is Way Cooler Than Air Guitar
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 17:44 | Comments
RANDOM: Why Air Drumming Is Way Cooler Than Air Guitar

Ok so growing up I was always drawn to the beat of songs. Maybe thats why I’m in a dance rock band or something. I can play the drums pretty well. I’m more of a …

Give Me a Break, I’m New to This Shit!
Tuesday, 11 Aug, 2009 – 17:11 | Comments
Give Me a Break, I’m New to This Shit!

So recently, I have been talking a lot with Rebecca and Daniel from this retardedly awesome blog. I was introduced to them through an intern that works at our label, Reversed Image Unlimited. This company …

Related Posts with Thumbnails