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Music, Change of Oldies: Shannon and the Clams Sharpen Vintage Pop to a Raw Edge

Change of Oldies: Shannon and the Clams Sharpen Vintage Pop to a Raw Edge

If there is a playbook of rock band moves, the plan to "go somewhere weird and faraway to write and record new songs" would be on one of its most weathered pages. The reasoning behind the move is simple —…
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Calendar, Night&Day Change of Oldies: Shannon and the Clams Sharpen Vintage Pop to a Raw Edge

Change of Oldies: Shannon and the Clams Sharpen Vintage Pop to a Raw Edge

If there is a playbook of rock band moves, the plan to "go somewhere weird and faraway to write and record new songs" would be on one of its most weathered pages. The reasoning behind the move is simple —…
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Music, How to 'Ruin Xmas': Shannon & the Clams issue a punky take on the holiday classics

How to 'Ruin Xmas': Shannon & the Clams issue a punky take on the holiday classics

Shannon and the Clams are the gaudy red tinsel of Christmas spirit. The members of this Oakland garage-pop trio are discussing kitschy holiday music in their van on the long drive between New Orleans and Austin — a timely topic,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Del Shannon

Del Shannon

If Shannon and the Clams covered Martha and the Vandellas' "Heatwave" — and they might — it would probably sound like the lead singer was extremely angry at the weather. Rad! Shannon Shaw sounds like a cross between Etta James…
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