Summer is almost over but Bay Area boobies Shannon and the Clams are still on their never-ending hunk hunt, winking their way to the Big Creepy Apple for three nights of terrorizing greasy retro rock. Channeling the Shangri-Las and surfy psych rock, the crusty Clams whoop and ooga booga in the ultimate embodiment of punks at a sock hop. Like an acid trip bizarrely brought to you by the campiest of John Waters clips, they turn on the steam with songs like “Rip Van Winkle” and “Rat House,” buoyed by lead singer Shannon Shaw. After three albums of familiar Muppet-style punk, (especially 2013’s critically acclaimed Dreams in the Rat House), they’ve earned the reputation for putting on the kookiest, wildest live shows around. Go boogie with them.
Tue., Sept. 9, 9 p.m., 2014