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Shannon and The Clams/ Thelma and the Sleaze/ Reese McHenry – POSTPONED (date TBD)

April 17 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Shannon and the Clams / Thelma and the Sleaze / Reese McHenry at Motorco Music Hall
Friday, April 17th, 2020
Advance: $15 + tax
Day Of: $18 + tax
8pm door/ 9pm show
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It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Shannon and the Clams was formed by accident. Just outside the invisible borders of Oakland’s warehouse music scene, Shannon Shaw was absorbed in studying illustration at California College of the Arts, a 100-year-old institution that draws freaks into the city from across the country.
“I had this epiphany that was likening an onion to being human and how you’re nothing without layers of experience,” Shannon says. “Each time you have an experience it creates another layer in the onion. And that layer sticks with you forever and other layers grow on top of it, sometimes unevenly. When you get introspective and try to unravel yourself, you’re digging through the layers. Every time you think you’ve figured something out there’s just another layer beneath it. And I wondered, what happens when you get to the bottom, the center, the beginning of everything when there are no layers? Is there anything left at all? It’s a bottomless endless chase of getting to know yourself. Each song on this album is about problem solving and having realizations about yourself.”
Thelma and The Sleaze is an all female queer southern rock and roll band. Established in 2010 by lead singer and guitarist LG in Nashville, TN.
Has opened for Eagles Of Death MetalCharles BradleyBrittany HowardBlack Star RidersThe CoathangersSurfbortShannon and The ClamsThe King Khan & BBQ ShowShovels & RopeSarah Shook & the DisarmersHabibiEx HexBirdcloud
Reese McHenry came up swinging in Northern Minnesota and she didn’t sit still for very long. A true troubadour, her powerful voice has driven her from the fresh greens of Eau Claire to the dusty motels of Albuquerque and everywhere in between. Since settling in North Carolina, this prolific songwriter and jagged performer has lent her fire and talent to a number of recording projects and now turns her attention to her own damn show.
In 2005 McHenry started the seminal garage-rock blues-band The Dirty Little Heaters, beginning as a duo with Melissa Thomas, and in 2007, brought on Rob Walsh (Spinns) and Dave Perry (Jett Rink). Sidetracked by a near fatal stroke and Pulmonary Edema, the decision to sever the faulty part of her heart and install a pacemaker has put her back on track to full time rock and roll. In 2014 she teamed up with Bob Wall (Erie Choir), Dave Perry, Ed Hurt, and Chuck Garrison (Superchunk) to release “Tourist” as The Second Wife. In July 2017 she released the acclaimed garage-rock “Bad Girl” with Spider Bags, a collaboration that marks McHenry’s turn from the band life to her status as a rock icon who can join any backing band and make something great. After teaming up with Stephen Garner as Reese McHenry & The Fox in summer 2017, and releasing the 4 song 45, High Comma, Reese decided to add more members to the band. Stephen quit and Reese recruited members of Drag Sounds, Oedipus Dick and New Reveille, dropped the Fox moniker and started going strictly by her own name. The new band recorded No Dados in 6 days at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium in Kernersviille, NC with famed producer/engineer Missy Thangs at the helm. No Dados came out on Suah Sounds Records on April 15, 2019 to rave reviews. Reviewed in No Depression and Pop Matters, Pitchfork gave the record a 7.4, and it was Paste Magazine and Bandcamp’s album of the day, .
Her songs defy genre and, though one could still categorize then as straight-shooting “rock,” the real thread connecting these songs is a wry brand of humor mixed with an ability to catch a hook at just the right moment. McHenry’s true signature, of course, is her emotive blues voice that can change at any moment from soft sweetness to a torrential downpour.
Reese is currently touring with a band as well as solo.
The highly anticipated LP No Dados first is out now! Pick up your copy here:


April 17
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
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