Girls Rock/CWM (SWIM) Benefit Concert feat Shannon and the Clams, Dirty Cello, Killer Queens, Brandy Robinson Levingston, Mattea Overstreet, Shirlee Temper, CallBox & more TBA

Girls Rock/CWM (SWIM) Benefit Concert feat Shannon and the Clams, Dirty Cello, Killer Queens, Brandy Robinson Levingston, Mattea Overstreet, Shirlee Temper, CallBox & more TBA

Brandy Robinson Levingston, Shirlee Temper

Friday, August 25, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$37 Advance/ $42 Day of Show (plus applicable fees)

This event is 21 and over

Shannon and the Clams
Shannon and the Clams
Shannon and the Clams is an American, Oakland-based, indie garage punk quartet. Known for a vintage sound that incorporates elements of doo-wop, classic R&B, garage psych, and surf, Shannon and the Clams has drawn comparisons to both Buddy Holly and 1960s girl groups. They also said to love "the music from the 50's oldies to 80's punk".

The band includes Shannon Shaw, who sings and plays bass, Cody Blanchard on guitar, Nate Mahan on drums and Will Sprott on keyboards. Shaw and Blanchard met at the California College of the Arts, where they began performing together. Shaw is also a member of queercore punk outfit Hunx and His Punx.

Shannon and the Clams debut album, I Wanna Go Home, was released in 2009. In 2011, the group followed up with their sophomore effort, Sleep Talk. Their third album, Dreams in the Rat House, was released in May 2013.

Their latest album, Gone by the Dawn, is described by Still in Rock as "the most beautiful emanation of recent years of what I would call the "culture Elvis Presley."
Dirty Cello
Dirty Cello
From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

"Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical." Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

"The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist." Good Times Santa Cruz

"The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn't make sense but somehow does." LA Times
The Killer Queens - All Female Tribute to Queen
The Killer Queens - All Female Tribute to Queen
The Killer Queens are a high energy all girl tribute to Queen that focuses on the live show as originally portrayed by Queen. Equipped with Brian May's Red Special and Vox amp, Freddie Mercury's free falling mic stand and authentic costumes to match, they offer a full show with costume changes, lights, fog and a professionalism for all ages to enjoy.
Shirlee Temper
Shirlee Temper
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/