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July 20, 2022

Shooks Up

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photography: Joseph A Mizera.

It’s all in the family. But if you ask, Marlon Sexton will tell you he got his love of music from both parents, though most folks are inclined to remember his father. It’s cool either way. Mom had tons of CDs that Sexton listened to when he was a kid, and dad’s life is pretty much all music, so it became a part of Sexton’s life in a totally organic way. And when many of your friends, like you, are musicians…it’s only natural to make a band, right?

Shooks debuted in 2020 with the EP Pet, followed by a set at ACL Fest 2021, a Continental Club residency, and this year’s badass single “O2” (featured on today’s AMM). Badass all around, really, from the track’s rock/glam pulse to the mysterious allure of its video – the flashing lights, the dark energy, morphing into a shadowy blur.

Once again, this is a band you need to experience live. Shooks’ July residency at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul continues with a show tomorrow night, Thursday July 21. This week’s line-up includes multi-piece pop outfit Star Parks, and electro-experimental artist Bad Markings. The music kicks off at 10 p.m.


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October 28, 2023

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October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

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October 26, 2023

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October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.