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23Apr
Legendary Shack Shakers
8:30 PM - 11:59 PM Cornerstone Berkeley
Date: April 23, 2019 to April 23, 2019
Where: Cornerstone Berkeley, 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, United States, 94704
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The Legendary Shack Shakers hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers. After taking more than a year off to work on other projects (including JD Wilkes's book "Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky"), the band is re-mobilizing in the fall of 2014 much to the excitement of many a Shack Shaker fanatic. Despite the groups time off, their reputation for intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes the best frontman in Nashville in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD the last great Rock and Roll frontman. Having joined the band in early 2012, garage blues guitar player Rod Hamdallah--who also lends his prowess to Wilkes's side project JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers'--is back in the Shack Shakers lineup. The rhythm section is rounded out with Brett Whitacre on drums and Mark Robertson thumping out the upright bass.Although not legendary upon being named, the band has grown into its reputation the last several years due to their heavy tour schedule, six critically acclaimed studio albums, and songs that have been featured on television shows such as HBOs True Blood. Past tour mates and fans include Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The Black Keys, Slim Cessnas Auto Club, and Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the band to open for him on his 2005 tour of Europe. Plant named the band's third album Believe as one of his favorite records of 2005. The list
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