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General funny guys and Warped Tour stage slayers Every Time I Die got real serious with us for this quick Q&A. Okay maybe not that serious, but those self portraits are pretty spot on. Check out what else the guys have been up to on the road and be sure to catch their set on the Monster Energy stage when the tour hits your city.  

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Hailing from Oakland, California comes the psychedelic garage punk trio, Shannon & The Clams. This incredibly fun band incorporates playful doo-wop inspired melodies, surf-punk rips, and a rockabilly aesthetic to bring music that is completely unique to their own. We met up with their talented bassist and singer, Shannon Shaw, to discuss her roots and inspiration in music, and to hear just how passionate their fans are. 
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vansgirls:

Hailing from Oakland, California comes the psychedelic garage punk trio, Shannon & The Clams. This incredibly fun band incorporates playful doo-wop inspired melodies, surf-punk rips, and a rockabilly aesthetic to bring music that is completely unique to their own. We met up with their talented bassist and singer, Shannon Shaw, to discuss her roots and inspiration in music, and to hear just how passionate their fans are. 

Read the interview after the jump.

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House-Party-goers were especially stoked to see New York’s own Gorilla Biscuits take the stage last Thursday for their super-charged performance of hardcore punk hits. After a while, it was hard to tell who was in the band and who was in the audience once people started rushing to the stage. But we wouldn’t have had it any other way. 

Photos: Bryan Derballa

Sporting some sweet neon Sk8-Hi’s, hardcore rock band Turnstile was ready to show Brooklyn what they’re made of. Lead vocalist Brendan Yates wasn’t afraid to get involved with the crowd surfers and moshers and set the tone for the rest of the performances that night. We wish we could catch air like they do on stage!

Photos: Bryan Derballa