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Shannon and the Clams

A few years ago I was in Toronto for nxne and someone told me they were looking forward to seeing Shannon and the clams. The name stuck in my head and I looked them up and dug their sound. They were playing a post haloween show in Portland. The show was very fun, and they bring their sound of their records very accurately to their live show.

  Here is my warm up drawing.
Whoops, forgot one of the ns. Better draw them over again. Form where I was standing, the drummer was hard to see.

Beautiful music! Very surf garage! I love the 60s style organ sounds and the gritty rock vocals.

Here are some photos. 


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Crushed Out!

So this wicked cool band played in my neighborhood the other night. They are called “CRUSHED OUT” and they used to be called Boom chick.

 Moselle saw that I was drawing the previous band (Tango Alpha Tango) and said she drew too. I told her I came to see them and we talked a little about art and I helped her put her drums on the stage.


They are based in Brooklyn but tour the south and the west coast. Their album art and posters were exceptionally cool. Moselle does all the art, I think. She was an art student, now she’s a kickass drummer. She said “the critics all say, you sing like Patti Smith meets Neil Young, and I say thanks, but that’s my husband, not me.”Image


What did they sound like? Well, its fun and a little child like- the White Stripes comes to mind. Also the Velvet Underground. They call themselves Honkey Tonk Surf Rock. They play a kooky, energetic style of garage rock. Very short songs, and played a few covers, Bo Diddley, the Ventures, it was all very fun. I was impressed, if they come to your town, RUN to see them play! Lovely people, beautiful music. And their videos online are very similar to their live show. Their album is free to stream here. its awesome. Image




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