Shawn James & the Shapeshifters

Shawn James & the Shapeshifters

Dead Man, The Black Tones, Shawn James (solo)

Mon Jun 05 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Funhouse

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Shawn James & the Shapeshifters
Shawn James & the Shapeshifters
Shawn James & The Shapeshifters are a 5 piece rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. At first glimpse, you might confuse them with a bluegrass or metal band. Influenced by every type of music, and growing up in several heavy and folky bands, the sound is not what you would expect. With a different vibe for every ep put out so far, they truly utilize the phrase "shapeshifters".

The new album, "The Gospel According to Shawn James and the Shapeshifters" is the hardest hitting record yet. For lack of any term whatsoever, the record could be described simply as "rock and roar". At times, it evokes both Son House and SunO)))), with haunting fiddle and plucking banjo amidst swampy, fuzz driven slide guitars. Some parts are like a fog rising from a cave, some crashing like a thunderstorm.

If you happen to catch them live, you will be surprised. The band is overflowing with passion, playing as though it's their last chance to leave a mark on this world. It is an intense purging of sorts.
Dead Man
Emerging from the dank clubs and bars of Seattle, Dead Man, lit the fuse on their filthy blues explosion with an undeniable fervor. The Duo, merges Lucas' muddy originals and road seasoned chord progressions with Twotwoone Nelson's pounding of Primal drums. This blues punk machine gets the ground moving and the crowd to beg, scream and shout. Lucas' heavy slide guitar is not known for its gracefulness as it rips down to your very soul. His growling vocals tell the tales of a life lived all wrong. Sharing stages with the likes of Dave Gonzolez and the Stone River Boys, Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers, Slim Cessnas Auto Club, Slim Jim Phantom, Dick Dale, and the legendary Sonics!, this duo can hold their own with any band. Leaving one to question "how does all that sound come out of just two guys"!
The Black Tones
Shawn James (solo)
Shawn James & The Shapeshifters are a 5 piece rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. At first glimpse, you might confuse them with a bluegrass or metal band. Influenced by every type of music, and growing up in several heavy and folky bands, the sound is not what you would expect. With a different vibe for every ep put out so far, they truly utilize the phrase "shapeshifters".
Venue Information:
Funhouse
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/