Shannon & the Clams
Off the 405: Shannon & the Clams
Getty Museum, Los Angeles
June 20, 2015
Listening to Shannon and the Clams is a bit like tuning in to your favorite oldies radio station, only to find it possessed by a bizarre ghost of the counterculture era. Led by brassy bombshell Shannon Shaw, the Clams inject a cocktail of gritty garage-punk mixed with the weirdness of mid-60s psychedelia into the familiar sounds of doo-wop and rockabilly Americana. But their complex melodies and song structure do more than emulate genres of the past. No mere vintage novelty, Shannon and the Clams bring an irresistible charisma and irreverence to the stage for a raucous and rousing live show. DJ set by Chris Ziegler.