Shannon and the Clams

Shannon and the Clams are the Oakland band that’s here to break hearts and maybe break bottles, depending if the hearts got broken all the way on the first try. Led by Shannon Shaw, once one of NC-17-rated trashrocker Hunx’s punx and now fully graduated into proud commander of her own band, the Clams match nicely done Mickey Baker guitar flourishes with ripped-from-real-life New York Dolls melodrama—if ever there was a band that put the prima in ballerina, it’s Shannon and the Clams. Just-about-out new LP Dreams in the Rat House is their first for Seattle’s Hardly Art label, and hopefully a springboard into the hearts of surly (yet secretly romantic) teens across the USA.

Thu., May 30, 7 p.m., 2013

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