On March 30, the Oakland rock n’ roll trio Shannon and the Clams are going to rip through Salt Lake City by taking over the Urban Lounge with Gazebos and local garage-punkers Breakers. If curious fans are feeling impatient for a taste of the raw rock n’ roll sound that defines Shannon and the Clams, they can get a preview of what is sure to be a brilliant show by dropping the needle on the trio’s new record, Gone by the Dawn. It’s a perfect album that narrates the longing of heartache while still being something one can groove to.
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This evening’s lineup is promising, and to kick things off, The Nods set the tone for a night of rambunctious rock n’ roll. Out of the openers, the Nods benefit most from their set—they sound great and are on their game, flawlessly knocking out their signature psychedelic-inspired Back From The Grave–like rock n’ roll that meets the aggression of ’70s New York punk sound. It’s a sound that suggests maturity, even though The Nods exude youth that comes from the depths of the garage.
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“Dirty Fences from New York City sling ‘70s street-level punk rock & roll. Tommy Ramone beat. Harmonies. Tons of vocals. From fast slasher power pop tunes to country ballads to Eddie Cochran style parentsjustdontunderstand sex rock and roll, they know their stuff and have a lot of fun with it.”
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King Tuff rocked Kilby Court with Rich Girls and Breakers. Photo: Dan Monick
My journey to Kilby Court, from the heart of downtown SLC, is inspired by a certain persistence in the face of the bone-chilling cold. This trip is done on foot as some right bleeding bastard decided to remove the wheels off of my bike sometime prior to tonight’s gig. So, in the spirt of rock n’ roll and with the assistance of a glistening chalice of Dead Horse Ale, I make my pilgrimage to tonight’s holy site in search of deafening salvation. Arriving somewhat early, I find myself killing time with Breakers in a corner of the Kilby Court grounds. Apparently, it’s been a bit since they’ve practiced, but I am not too concerned about it since theirs is a raw nature and it always delivers…..
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Cosmonauts get lost in the moment at a gig last April at The Garage. Photo: Talyn Sherer
This last week has been nothing short of doom and gloom. This sentiment is inspired by scenes of police abuse and militarization in Ferguson, Missouri, followed up by the deaths of iconic actors Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. The world seems to be going to hell in a hand basket, with the greats getting one-way tickets out of here. To find some relief from these epic disasters, the path to temporary salvation seems include finding a bar to crawl into or checking out a Rock n’ Roll gig. Luckily for me, I am able to do both…
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