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Shannon and the Clams, Marriage + Cancer, Mope Grooves

LYLA ROWEN
8 pm, Tuesday June 24 | $10 advance, $12 day of show.
Slabtown
1033 NW 16th Ave.
 

[BIZARRO ROCK ‘N ROLL] Putting her all into every note, belting out woes or carrying a melody, Shannon Shaw demands attention every time she sings, and it’s a lovely thing to witness. Guitarist Cody Blanchard picks with Hank Williams-inspired guitar while harmonizing with Shaw and, along with a rotating drummer, they form a throwback band that could be from no time but the present. Shannon and the Clams' sound is a blend of '50s rock, '60s psychedelia, '80s punk and the time lessons of the Muppets. Third full-length Dreams in the Rat House came out last year, delivering cleverly structured songs and lyrics lined with a dose of jest. Whether dressed in In-N-Out uniforms or vintage ensembles, the Clams have always got something kitschy up their sleeve, but it's backed by raw emotion and fierce dedication. 



Where: Slabtown
Phone: 223-0099
Address: 1033 NW 16th Ave.
Website: myspace.com/slabtownbar

 
 

Slabtown

1033 NW 16th Ave.
Portland, OR
97209
 
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