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JUNE 2011 - Still reeling from the success of the LLS benefit in May (F*ck Cancer!), The Shakers start June off with a bang with an all ages show at The ROXY on the sunset strip. The bill includes Cage 9, Kidneythieves, and their pals 8mm. 100 copies of one unreleased track from their upcoming album release OH SO LOUD will be available for free that night and NOWHERE ELSE. With The Shakers luck, because right after the show, they trek to UTAH to open for Fictionist in Cedar City's Rockin Downtown Nights Music Festval. CLICK for details.
MAY 2011 BIG BIG plans for May, so keep an eye on your Shakers. May starts off with The Shakers first visit to Chicago on May 5th, followed by a return to Manhattan on May 6th, Philly on May 7th, and they're cookin up an All Ages show for sunday may 8th in NJ. (stay Tuned!) But more importantly, The Shakers have joined for ces with The Leukemia Lymphoma Society to raise $ in the fight against blood cancers on May 21. CLICK ME for more details!!
MAY 2011 The Shakers song "Distress Signal" is featured in The San Diego Derby Dolls commercial! CLICK HERE to check it out!
MARCH 30, 2011 - People ask all the time why we chose the name THE SHAKERS, and often advise: "It will be very hard to trademark that name." Understandable. But The Shakers is who we are, so we fought to trademark it since Jodie and Chris met in 2009. Our hard work paid off, and the name is officially ours today. We're proud to be trademarked. We'll never change the name.
FEB 26 - HUGE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT. Jodie has decided to celebrate her birthday party at Viper Room on Saturday Feb 26th. She has invited her friends to join the bill: Hillbilly Herald, The Shrill, Badwater, and Cosmic Trigger. You and everyone you like to hang out with are invited. Click here to visit the facebook EVENT page.
DEC 28 - The Shakers finish 2010 with packed shows at The TLA and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia for WMMR's Gobblaroo Festival and their Mistletoe Jam. Chris, Jodie, Brad, and Nick had their work cut out for them though, when the Tri-State area got hit with a huge blizzard. Putting on "trooper pants" and plastic bags around their shoes, they shoveled snow together and pushed their rental car like their own best roadies. The real feat was making it back to Los Angeles in one piece. Using a "divide and conquer" technique, The Shakers split up and tackled Laguardia and JFK ; muscling and caffeineating their way back home. Check out this video, to get a taste of their Holiday.
SEPTEMBER 27 - The Shakers enjoy a high energy bash at Moondoggies in San Diego, but ended the night in the emergency room. The pins on Jodie's beloved REMO tambourine wedge loose, and upon impact to her left hand, tear an inch long gap just below her middle finger. After four stitches and a tetanus shot Brad the Rad drives Jodie back to Los Angeles while she recruits friends to lend percussion in their upcoming Viper Room show with Fat City Reprise. The boohooing is shortlived - 3 days later, Jaxon from WMMR radio calls Chris Lee and invites The Shakers to join the roster of acts for their annual Gobblaroo Festival at Philadelphia's TLA.
AUGUST 26 - The Shakers open the Sunset Strip Music Festival with Purple Melon at The Viper Room . Rave reviews by picksysticks.com and allknowingforce.com solidify The Shakers' reputation for high energy performances and musical precision. With a growing roster of out-of-town gigs, the LA band enjoys the nod of recognition from their hometown and plots limited local sold out engagements.
JULY 21 - The Shakers have JUST announced that Sunday, July 25th, they open for EVERCLEAR at THE VIPER ROOM. This is the first time The Shakers will open for a national act. Tickets available HERE.
JUNE 19 - The Shakers celebrate the Premiere of music video "Villain" at their favorite chick-rockin joint: THE FOX AND HOUNDS PUB. Half premiere party, half-birthday party for music director Jason Dodson, the pub was heated up by The Commotions and The Mulhollands. At midnight, "Villain" was revealed.
The next day had "Villain" live on youtube and compiling hits rapidly.
CLICK HERE to watch.
JUNE 11 - Friday morning, June 11th, Jodie signs on to American Airlines and buys 4 tickets to Philadelphia. IT'S OFFICIAL. THE SHAKERS RETURN TO THE EAST COAST SEPTEMBER 8TH THRU SEPTEMBER 12TH. September 9th will reunite The Shakers and WMMR's Local Shots LIVE nightat The Grape Room. More East Coast shows TBA!!
JUNE 10 - OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Music Video Release Party for "Villain" (directed by Jason Dodson) will be on GIRLS ROCK night at The Fox and Hounds Pub on June 19th. Not only will June 19th reunite The Commotions The Mulhollands & The Shakers, it is also the 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the monthly event. It's also the birthday of "Villain" director Jason Dodson, so there will be balloons.
JUNE 8 - The release party for The Shakers' first album will take place at The Viper Room (8852 W. Sunset, West Hollywood, CA) on June 8th. The night begins at 8pm, featuring pals HILLBILLY HERALD, AUTOMATIQUE, STILL STANDING, and NEW LIBERTY. At 11:00, The Shakers take the stage. The EP will be available for purchase for the 1st time to their west coast friends, including new merch. This has been a year in the making. They anticipate a sold out show, sold out EPs, and sold out merch.
MAY 31 - On the way home from a gig in Huntington Beach, The Shakers hear their song "Distress Signal" playing on 106.7 KROQ's "Rodney on The Roq" broadcast. ThIS means their EP is in the vaults at KROQ. Gotta a second? Call up the KROQ request line and ask for more Shakers!! 1-800-520-1067.
MAY 22 - All four members of The Shakers (Brad Lee, Nick Woods, Chris Lee, and Jodie Schell) take the stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Along with Ike, Jealousy Curve, and Camille Peruto; The Shakers play to a sold out crowd and moments after the show, the merch table SELLS OUT completely. The Shakers leave Philly plotting a swift return. SWIFT! RETURN!
APRIL 24 - Jodie sings the National Anthem for the LA Derby Dolls bout, which included her favorite Roller Derby team: Tough Cookies. As soon as she finishes "...and the home of the brave," she drives 2 hours to Huntington Beach to meet her bandmates at Gallagher's Pub to play. Within a week, The Shakers are booked as the halftime act for the LA Derby Dolls and the San Diego Derby Dolls.
MAY 15 - The Shakers partner with director Jason Dodson to make a music video for "Villain." The idea was ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE - which required volunteers with a wide range of skills. Not only was the shoot lit, make-up'd, and filmed by incredible artists volunteering their time, but friends and fans of the Shakers came out to portray THE ZOMBIES. The hours were grueling, but everyone had a blast, and ate Chris Lee's chicken dinners until the job was done and awesome.