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Oakland’s Shannon and the Clams Pick Three Can’t-Miss Outside Lands Acts

What to see at OSL (other than Janet Jackson and Florence Welch, of course). 

Shannon and the Clams.


Oakland’s Shannon and the Clams bridge musical styles as varied as punk, soul, and doo-wop. Who better, then, to ask for a genre-spanning guide to Outside Lands, where the rockers will play August 10. 

Kikagaku Moyo
Aug. 11
“Our keyboard player, Will, got me hyped on this band. While he was in Australia with La Luz, they did a few shows together. Deeply psychedelic, stoney, folky stuff.” —Cody Blanchard

Dick Stusso
Aug. 12
“This is one of the best bands I’ve seen in a long time. The songwriting is classic, timeless, and humorous yet real. I can’t wait to see how people react to them.” —Shannon Shaw 

Aug. 10
“I saw him play at Live 105’s Green Christmas Ball in 1996, and it really pounded into my mind the importance of performance. I still wish I could be that cool!” —S.S.


Originally published in the August issue of San Francisco 

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