Given the Bay Area’s recent ’60s-rock revival—a scene that’s given us rowdy bands like Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, and Sonny and the Sunsets—it’s not easy for fuzzy mutant-pop band Shannon and the Clams to stand out from the pack. But the Clams pull it off with a campy mix of big girl-group melodies, unabashedly poppy hooks, and driving surf-guitar trills. “Ozma,” off the band’s most recent album Dreams in the Rat House, encapsulates how well the trio updates a vintage garage sound, with Shannon’s throaty vocals tearing up the chorus over a warbling bed of oohs and ahhs. At Shannon and the Clams’ June show at Comet Ping Pong, headliner Mikal Cronin should pack in some fuzzy riffs of his own, making this lineup a choice sampling of San Francisco’s still-evolving garage-rock revival scene.
June 21 at Comet Ping Pong with Mikal Cronin and Roomrunner. $12. sashalord-presents.tumblr.com.