SHIVAS, THE

In the Wet, Wild, and Woolly Bully Northwest, sweet rock n’ roll just hangs off of the branches of our dense Evergreen forests. Reverb can be heard in the gentle spring rains, harmonies can be felt in the radiant sunbeams peaking through our overcast skies, and psychic vibrations grow up from the rich soil. The Shivas, from Portland, OR, are master botanists of this bountiful harvest, continuing in the long line of fellow area cultivators from the past like The Lollipop Shoppe, Don & The Good Times, The Fabulous Wailers, and The Frantics. Singer/songwriter Jared Molyneux spent an entire adolescence spent chained to his stereo hi-fi absorbing every sonic morsel offered from his local oldies radio station, eventually imagining The Shivas as a way to exorcise the litany of jangled chords and bangled howls that began festering within his clever mind grapes. Enter Kristin Leonard, a very talented young woman who is not only a ravishing beauty on the microphone, but also a raging beast behind the traps, who expertly augments Jared’s swinging medallion song craft with her potent mix of pleasure and pain. Their symbiosis of instruments and voices is nothing short of joyous. Joining the proceedings on both stage right and session left, Irish firebrand Rob Mannering can be seen wielding and slashing his hearty Telecaster like he himself is wound with an active magnetic coil while being armed with smart and decisive guitar sensibilities that keep this cosmic ship headed in the right direction. Next up, this writer would be remiss if he didn’t heap praise on Eric Shanafelts’ skillful and bubbly bass maneuvers, which act like deliciously funky rubber bands that tightly hold the collective groove together and never snap under pressure. When these forces combine, the end result of this concoction acts as a tonic for the mind, body, and dance floor. And if all of this craziness wasn’t enough, the crew recently unleashed their longtime secret studio weapon Ian Hartley into their live setting, who not only adds more “throb” to The Shivas “heart” but also turns Kristin’s already perfect pounding into a double drum dynamic, making this band virtually unstoppable.  If you have ever witnessed any of their hundreds of gigs, parties, or sock hops they have graced nationally over the last couple of years you will know this is gospel. Their album WHITEOUT (KLP 243, Burger put out the cassettes) from 2013 and their 7 inch “You Make Me Wanna Die” (IPU 143) from last April showcased their abilities to transfer this magical live mania to tape, a necessity for witnesses looking to harness some of The Shivas patented brand of love punk for home consumption. If either of these releases are any indication of what these guys are about to unleash on the masses with their upcoming October long player, then something tells me I’m into something very good…..and so are you!

-Chris Sutton

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In the Wet, Wild, and Woolly Bully Northwest, sweet rock n’ roll just hangs off of the branches of our dense Evergreen forests. Reverb can be heard in the gentle spring rains, harmonies can be felt in the radiant sunbeams peaking through our overcast skies, and psychic vibrations grow up from the rich soil. The Shivas, from Portland, OR, are master botanists of this bountiful harvest, continuing in the long line of fellow area cultivators from the past like The Lollipop Shoppe, Don & The Good Times, The Fabulous Wailers, and The Frantics. Singer/songwriter Jared Molyneux spent an entire adolescence spent chained to his stereo hi-fi absorbing every sonic morsel offered from his local oldies radio station, eventually imagining The Shivas as a way to exorcise the litany of jangled chords and bangled howls that began festering within his clever mind grapes. Enter Kristin Leonard, a very talented young woman who is not only a ravishing beauty on the microphone, but also a raging beast behind the traps, who expertly augments Jared’s swinging medallion song craft with her potent mix of pleasure and pain. Their symbiosis of instruments and voices is nothing short of joyous. Joining the proceedings on both stage right and session left, Irish firebrand Rob Mannering can be seen wielding and slashing his hearty Telecaster like he himself is wound with an active magnetic coil while being armed with smart and decisive guitar sensibilities that keep this cosmic ship headed in the right direction. Next up, this writer would be remiss if he didn’t heap praise on Eric Shanafelts’ skillful and bubbly bass maneuvers, which act like deliciously funky rubber bands that tightly hold the collective groove together and never snap under pressure. When these forces combine, the end result of this concoction acts as a tonic for the mind, body, and dance floor. And if all of this craziness wasn’t enough, the crew recently unleashed their longtime secret studio weapon Ian Hartley into their live setting, who not only adds more “throb” to The Shivas “heart” but also turns Kristin’s already perfect pounding into a double drum dynamic, making this band virtually unstoppable.  If you have ever witnessed any of their hundreds of gigs, parties, or sock hops they have graced nationally over the last couple of years you will know this is gospel. Their album WHITEOUT (KLP 243, Burger put out the cassettes) from 2013 and their 7 inch “You Make Me Wanna Die” (IPU 143) from last April showcased their abilities to transfer this magical live mania to tape, a necessity for witnesses looking to harness some of The Shivas patented brand of love punk for home consumption. If either of these releases are any indication of what these guys are about to unleash on the masses with their upcoming October long player, then something tells me I’m into something very good…..and so are you!

-Chris Sutton

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Date City Venue Country
09/22/14 The Shivas in Portland, OR Holoscene United States
Admission: $6.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1001 SE Morrison Street (503) 239-7639. Venue phone: (503) 239-7639.
09/30/14 The Shivas in Eugene Barn Light United States
Address: 925 Williamette St. presented by Behavior Castle
10/01/14 The Shivas in San Francisco, CA Elbo Room United States
Age restrictions: No Minors.
10/02/14 The Shivas in Charlottesville, VA The Garage United States
Address: 100 Jefferson St, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
10/04/14 The Shivas in Pioneertown, CA Desert Stars Festival United States
10/05/14 The Shivas in El Centro, CA Strangers Beer Bar United States
Address: 115 N 5th St, El Centro, CA 92243. Venue phone: (760) 352-2586.
10/06/14 The Shivas in Phoenix, AZ Trunk Space United States
Address: 1506 Grand Avenue. Venue phone: (602) 256-6006.
10/07/14 The Shivas in El Paso, TX Monarch United States
Address: 204 E Rio Grande Ave, El Paso, TX 79902. Venue phone: (915) 240-8890.
10/08/14 The Shivas in Austin, TX Hotel Vegas United States
Address: 1500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702. Venue phone: (512) 524-1584.
10/09/14 The Shivas in New Orleans, LA Circle Bar United States
Admission: $5.00. Age restrictions: No Minors. Box office: 504-588-2616.
10/11/14 The Shivas in Jacksonville, FL Underbelly United States
Admission: $5.00.
10/12/14 The Shivas in Winston-Salem, NC Reanimator United States
Address: 344 Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Venue phone: (336) 794-6936.
10/13/14 The Shivas in Addington The Crown United Kingdom
10/14/14 The Shivas in Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie United States
Address: 1248 North Front Street. Venue phone: (215) 291-4919.
10/15/14 The Shivas in New York, New York Cake Shop United States
Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 152 Ludlow Street. Venue phone: (212) 253-0036.
10/16/14 The Shivas in Brooklyn, NY Palisades United States
Address: 906 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206.
10/18/14 The Shivas in Toronto, ON Smiling Buddah United States
10/19/14 The Shivas in Detroit, MI Jumbo’s United States
Address: 3736 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201. Venue phone: (313) 831-8949.
10/20/14 The Shivas in Chicago, IL Subterranean United States
10/21/14 The Shivas in Lafayette, IN The Spot Tavern United States
Address: 409 S 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47901. Venue phone: (765) 742-7989.
10/22/14 The Shivas in Lexington, KY Green Lantern United States
Admission: $5.00. Address: 497 W 3rd St.
10/23/14 The Shivas in Knoxville, TN The Pilot Light United States
Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 106 E Jackson Ave. Venue phone: 865-524-8188.
10/24/14 The Shivas in Nashville, TN Grimey’s United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1604 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203. Venue phone: 615-254-4801. EARLY SHOW!
10/24/14 The Shivas in Nashville, TN Springwater United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Springwater Supper Club & Lounge 115 27th ave N. Nashville, TN 37203. Venue phone: 615-320-0345. LATER SHOW
10/25/14 The Shivas in Kansas City, MO Mini Bar United States
10/26/14 The Shivas in Lawrence, KS Replay Lounge United States
Time: 10:00pm. Address: 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, Kansas. Venue phone: 785-749-7676.
10/28/14 The Shivas in Denver, CO Lion’s Lair United States
Address: 2022 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206-1304. Venue phone: (303) 320-9200.
10/29/14 The Shivas in Salt Lake City, UT Diabolical Records United States
Address: 238 Edison St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Venue phone: (801) 792-9204.
10/30/14 The Shivas in Boise, ID The Crux United States
Admission: $5.00. Address: 1022 W. Main St..
10/31/14 The Shivas in Bainbridge Island, WA Mushrooms and Airplanes House United States
11/01/14 The Shivas in Vancouver, BC Post Halloween Punk Party United States
11/08/14 The Shivas in Portland, OR Bunk Bar United States
Address: 1028 SE Water Ave #130, Portland, OR 97214. “You Know What To Do” [KLP252] Album Release Party!!! w/ Jollapin Jasper & Moon By You

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