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August 31, 2019

Diamond Shines Divine

By: Laurie Gallardo


That pretty much sums it up.

Even No Depression recently declared that Shinyribs is “more an event than a band, more a force than a show.” That hits the nail right on the head. You go to one of Shinyribs’ performances, expecting to be entertained, and gleefully stride away afterward with an ignited soul and an urge to dance where there wasn’t one before.

The music’s got a little bit of everything front man Kevin Russell and his mighty band dig – funk, soul, blues, some swamp and twang in that thang… And Russell is a maestro of magical lyricism. From philosophical musings to a devious sense of humor with a glint in the eye, Russell’s command of language is a driving force within the funky beats and soulful sway.

Why don’t you get you some? Shinyribs plays tonight at the Historic Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th. You’ll get an afro-soul, funk, pop and rock twist on a multitude of Talking Heads and David Byrne classics when Heart Byrne opens the show. Doors at 7:30 p.m. All good. Recommended.

-Photography by Richard Loria for KUTX.


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