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The Shelters

The Shelters

Wed, August 30, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13 ADV - $15 DOOR

This event is 21 and over

The Shelters
The Shelters
Chase Simpson (vocals/guitar)
Josh Jove (vocals/guitar)
Sebastian Harris (drums)
Jacob Pillot (bass)

The Shelters released their debut LP in June 2016 via Warner Bros. Records, a blast of Southern Californian rock and roll from a four-piece like they used to make them, when the factory was still up and running. Co-produced by Tom Petty, this album comes at you from behind, nothing you were expecting.

The Shelters had just banded together when Petty heard them and got a gut feeling about what they could be. He gave the Shelters the keys to his home studio and showed them a few things. Though mostly he left them alone, Petty had enough sense to leave the gear powered up. Maybe they were determined to show him he hadn’t made a mistake. Maybe they just liked the way those old tube amps sounded. They seized the moment and got to work, insistent on becoming a band. A real band.

One listen to their singles “Rebel Heart,” “Gold,” or any other of the ten songs on their debut, and you’ll know they pulled it off. Led by the songs, harmonies and twin-guitar sound of Chase Simpson and Josh Jove, and powered by drummer Sebastian Harris’s and bassist Jacob Pillot’s groove obsession, the band has put together a collection of recordings that have an immediacy, an emotion, and a musical intelligence that suggests these boys are beyond their years.

People are going to reference some of the great rock and roll bands of yesterday and today. But this is no tribute show. The sounds they’ve made seem to have been dragged from the vaults and forced to fit the present. It’s all a beautiful reminder that rock and roll may have slipped out of view for minute, but it’s still out there, alive in the hands of the ones who need it the most.

The Shelters are in the middle of a busy 2017 touring schedule. They just finished touring the US East Coast with Royal Blood and have upcoming tours confirmed in the US with Kaleo and The Head and The Heart - plus in Europe with The Lumineers – and upcoming festivals like Lollapalooza, Forecastle, British Summertime Hyde Park, Spain’s Azkena festival and Poland’s Open’er Festival.

Past tours have been with the likes of Band Of Horses, The Struts, The Kooks, Gary Clark Jr, Mudcrutch, The Wild Feathers, BRONCHO, Atlas Genius, and more, plus major festival appearances across the US.

The Shelters toured the nation at the end of 2016 as a co-headliner on the SiriusXM Alt Nation Advanced Placement Tour before returning home in December 2016 to headline sold out shows in their native Los Angeles and San Diego.
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