Sunday, May 12, 2013

Show Preview - The Shivas w/ Dandy Warhols - 5.28.13 - Mr Smalls - Concert Preview

The Shivas will be performing next Friday, 5.28 at Mr Smalls theater in Millvale. This event begins Mr Smalls 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, with the Dandy Warhols kicking things off performing their entire album Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia. The Shivas, based on K Records, are opening the show touring behind their new album Whiteout!. The four piece hails from the Portland area and has produced a few albums along the way to their release on K Records.T he album is pure spring time fun with 60's rock pop and surfer rock. There is a fuzzy overtone sound that transcends the album throughout that makes it great for a day on the porch and beer in hand.

From their press:

The Shivas are friends and sweethearts who grew up playing music together, launching kickstarters for a tour van and then coming of age driving that van around the country. Having played literally hundreds of shows together just after high school, The Shivas’ joy and serious performing chops set them apart from other surf-pop bands in the swarming Portland music scene. Jared Molyneux (guitar; vocals), Kristin Leonard (drums, vocals), Eric Shanafelt and Robert Mannering are tight, precise, and deliciously fun, and debut their sweet,
reverb-laden hits on their first LP Whiteout!. 

In Calvin Johnson’s write-up for his Believer mixed-tape, he likens The Shivas to the Black Lips—“they both play unmistakably contemporary music that draws lovingly from the Brill Building aesthetic and draws blood from Cavern/Reeperbahn primitive rock”--but The Shivas 60’s pop acumen accomplishes a feat that Calvin Johnson himself has been aiming at for decades: their grooves make people dance. In this way The Shivas have created their own kind of magic: they give real, and conspicuously absent fun, back to the scene. On Whiteout! turn your ears to the satisfying pop harmonies of “Gun In My Pocket” and the sweet underwater tune “Baby I Need You.” Recorded in Portland, Oregon by Collin Hegna of Federale, and of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Shivas captured their raw, high-energy live show. Whiteout! features performances by members of SexyWaterSpiders, Dandy Warhols. and other friends and neighbors.
The show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $35 and can be found here. More information about The Shivas can be found at these links:‎

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