Concert Pick: Shannon and The Clams @ U Street Music Hall (7/26/18)

Shannon and The Clams
Shannon and The Clams (Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen)

Thursday, July 26th is the day you need to be at Uhall!

Shannon and The Clams will take on us DC denizens at the U Street Music Hall, pitting their rockabilly, garage punk ascetic vs. DC’s love of live music but not enough time to experience it all. Who will win this classic showdown? I got a feeling we will all win.

The band comes from Oakland, California and is Shannon Shaw (bass, vocals), Cody Blancard (guitar, vocals), Will Sprott (keyboard) and Nate Mahan (drums). Their sixth album, Onion, released this year was recorded with Dan Auerbach as producer for his Easy Eye Sound label.

“Did You Love Me” is a slow song awash with a haunting hook, where Shannon’s brash singing of the lyrics ‘Now that it’s over, I should reach out there’ sounds just like a borrowed melody from Tommy James and the Shondells’ fantastic “Crimson and Clover”. Listen to it over and over.

I can think of other live concerts you ‘might’ consider on July 26th, but this is your ideal* Thursday for sure!

Get your tickets here.

Tickets are $15. Doors at the U Street Music Hall open at 7pm. Opener is Big Huge and Gauche.

* Hint: Here is your ideal week for July 24-29. You are welcome.
Monday (7/23) = Sleep
Tuesday (7/24) = Courtney Barnett @ The Anthem
Wednesday (7/25) = The xx @ 9:30 Club
Thursday (7/26) = Shannon and The Clams @ U Street Music Hall
Friday (7/27) = Metric @ Royal Farms Arena (Baltimore)
Saturday (7/28) = D.C. United game @ Audi Field (check out the new stadium)
Sunday (7/29) = Arctic Monkeys @ The Anthem

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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