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What do you get when you combine doo-wop, garage punk and surf? The sensational, electrifying Shannon and the Clams. They came to Three Links last night and blessed Dallas with sparkling gold blazers, high energy and the perfect music to thrash to, then turn around and swoon to.

Reigning from Oakland, this retro-rock group filled most of their set with tracks from their recent and final release Gone By Dawn. They had us all on our heels from the beginning to the encore. Shannon is such a doll and her voice truly brings me to my knees (dat’s bae right there). I was posted smack dab in the front, getting shoved and leaped off of as crowd surfers and moshers went crazy behind me.

While their recent album was all about break ups and had a hovering sense of doom sprinkled in the lyrics, this show was far from a sad girls pity party. Take a look for yourself.

 

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All Photos by Ellie Alonzo.

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SUPER HONORABLE MENTIONS: The opening acts, local lovies Fungi Girls – who Shannon and The Clams have been playing with since the FG’s were 16. And Cool Ghouls, who hail from San Francisco, but made me feel like they were right at home with their psychedelic folk vibes.

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Want to catch the madness live? Here are the US/Europe tour dates, don’t miss them in a city near you!

09.11.15 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall !
09.23.15 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre #
09.24.15 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s #
09.25.15 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room #
09.26.15 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah #
09.27.15 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar #
09.29.15 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge #
09.30.15 – Norman, OK – Opolis
10.01.15 – Dallas, TX – Three Links #
10.02.15 – Austin, TX – Rock & Bowl Club House @ Saengerrunde Hall #
10.03.15 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger #
10.04.15 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s #
10.05.15 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia #
10.06.15 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl #
10.07.15 – Durham, NC – Pinhook #
10.08.15 – Asheville, NC – Mothlight #
10.12.15 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter ^
10.13.15 – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong ^
10.14.15 – Philadelphia, PA – Black Box – Underground Arts ^
10.15.15 – Baltimore, MD – Windup Space ^
10.16.15 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg $
10.18.15 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre $
10.19.15 – Boston, MA – Great Scott $
10.20.15 – Winooski, VT – Monkey House $
10.21.15 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz $
10.22.15 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern $
10.23.15 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory $
10.24.15 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean $
10.27.15 – Madison, WI – The Frequency $
10.28.15 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry $
10.31.15 – Seattle, WA – Neumos $
11.01.15 – Portland, OR – Star Theater $
11.11.15 – London, UK – Oslo
11.12.15 – Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
11.13.15 – Lille, FR – La Peniche
11.14.15 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
11.17.15 – Lyon, FR – Le Sonic
11.18.15 – Geneva, CH – L’Ecurie
11.19.15 – Brussels, BE – Madame Moustache
11.20.15 – Antwerp, BE – Het Bos
11.21.15 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who?
11.23.15 – Berlin, DE – Monarch
! – w/ Silver Shadows
# – w/ Cool Ghouls
^ – w/ Las Rosas
$ – w/ Shopping
+ – all-ages show