White Shag News

White Shag Play Lemmy Tribute 

Don't miss a special performance by White Shag, where we'll be playing two of our favorite Motorhead tunes along with two originals and many of our good friends. Come down and pay tribute to the late, great Lemmy and also for a great cause. 

Indy, Here We Come! 

White Shag will be tearing up the stage again at Punk Rock Night with Machine Guns and Motorcycles, Vodka Demilo and the Vibrolas. Don't miss us, Indy!

White Shag Acoustic Performances in August! 

While the Summer is still rockin', we'll roll out a couple of acoustic performances for you! 

August 22 @ Dino's Lounge in Ferndale

August 23 @ the Old Miami in Detroit. It's the Cabresto Tequila Summer Heatwave! Join us and The Infatuations doing an unplugged performance for this afternoon/evening show!

White Shag Summer Shows! 

Upcoming White Shag Summer shows include:
Thursday, July 16 at The Whitney Garden Party. Show starts at 5pm.
August 1st at the New Way Bar in Ferndale with  the new band Dirtwolf and Sub.
August 8 at Liberty Riders Clubhouse in Port Huron
August 22 at Dino's Lounge acoustic set!
August TBA at Cabresto Heat Wave  acoustic set!

Keep rockin' the summer away with us!

White Shag Summer Shows! 

We are all geared up and ready to rock your summer with a whole slew of shows comin' at you!

Starting this Saturday night-May 30- we play a set for a good cause at a benefit for 6 year old cancer victim Andrew Curtis at the Bad Company MOtorcycle Club over on the eastside of Detroit. $5 donation includes free food. The rock starts at 8pm and Blue Black Hours will also be rockin' for the cause.

June 11th we kick off the weekend of rock and play an acoustic set at Dino's Lounge in Ferndale.  June 12 we rock the B One Ballroom in Keego Harbor with friends Leah & The Troublemakers and new band Boy Royal. The next afternoon at 2pm we play the infamous Harleyfest at Freedom Hill! The event is FREE and features tons of bands and Skid Row plays later that evening.

June 26 features another acoustic set at Ty Fest over at Hell Creek Ranch in Pinckney before we throw it into gear the next night opening for the ultimate Van Halen tribute act Panama at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Do not miss this show! If you are a Van Halen fan you are in for a real treat! 8pm doors, we rock at 9pm!

July 16 we will rock the gardens at the annual summer Whitney Garden Party at 6pm.

This isn't all, our summer is just starting! Stay tuned for more shows to come!

White Shag at FOXFEST! 

This "power trio" is ready to rock tomorrow night!
Eye and ear candy for your pleasure-- come hang with us at Tangent: https://www.facebook.com/events/698207166956526/
And check out this cool feature about the show in the Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/music/2015/05/14/women-artists-poets-musicians-gather-foxfest/27261001/

White Shag to play FOXFEST Music & Art Festival 

                                                                     We will be playing Detroit's FOXFEST Music & Art Festival on Sat. May 16th!

Here is some more information about the event:

Static presents…


                                                                                       FOXFEST! Music & Art Festival

Women Musicians Rock for Women's Groups


The second edition of FOXFEST Music & Art's Festival features more music, art and entertainment than last year's debut! This year features five female-fronted Detroit rock bands, seven women artists, and a dozen local vendors with the night's proceeds to benefit three local women's groups.

The date is SATURDAY, MAY 16 at 8pm and 18 and over patrons are welcome. Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit the Detroit based women's groups, Alternatives for Girls, Girls Rock Detroit and Genesis House.We will also be collecting donated goods for the Congregation of Every 1 to distribute to the city's homeless shelters. The event will be held at THE TANGENT GALLERY/Hastings St. Ballroom located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. (313-873-2955)


Featuring Music By:


SHE HOUND – A new band led by the fiery vocals and presence of Margaret Doll Rod, SHE HOUND will headline the show with their Detroit rock n' roll!


WHITE SHAG – This power trio has been storming the streets of the motor city since their debut in 2012. Citing influences such as the MC5 and The Stooges, White Shag is Detroit rock in its purest form, ripping up every stage as if it were the last one they will ever play on! www.whiteshag.com


BONEHEAD - This new band started as a solo project by Alexandra Lary, Bonehead has evolved into a high energy pop rock and roll band with catchy tunes you wanna make out to! Expect romantic fun vibes! http://bonehead.bandcamp.com/


AUDRA KUBAT, EMILY ROSE, MICHELLE HELD & ALISON LEWIS - These four talented and diverse singer-songwriters will perform their songs together for one powerhouse performance!


Ms. WILLA RAE & THE MINOR ARCANA - Acoustic blues that will make you stomp your feet. A brand new band delivering soulful music rooted far in the past with a hint modern, Detroit grit.  Www.facebook.com/willaraeadamomusic


DJ Cait Ash will spin iconic female artists from the 70's, 80's and 90's and on!


Three local poets; Dena Luckett, Lianna Trimble, and Veronica Frick will also perform between sets.


Seven women artists will also display their works at the event: Julie Fournier, Christen Carolin, Crystal Mielcarek, Beth Amber, Jackie McKown, Stella Rothe Wilfinger, Marianne Audrey Burrows and Armageddon Beachparty.


A dozen local vendors will be displaying their wares including: CreepynCute Shop, 9 Designs Emporium, Crafty Darling Detroit, Susan Sunshine Boutique, Paparazzi Accessories, Harmon Arts, Strange Definition, More Than a Mitten, It Works/In a Pikle, Rae Jaen Shey Creations, In Art I Trust and Just BCuz Studio .


The local non-profit coalition The Congregation of Every 1 will be there collecting items to be distributed to the shelters. www.facebook.com/congregation1


Alternatives for Girls.org – The Detroit-based non-profit organization has been active for the past 25 years in helping homeless and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.


Girls Rock Detroit.org - a community organization dedicated to fostering girls' creative expression, positive self-esteem, and community awareness through rock music education and performance.


Genesis House - Women's housing units provided by the Detroit Rescue Mission. While residents at one of the three locations, they are able to work towards stability, education and training, and find employment to meet their needs. A wide range of supportive services, including case management, education, mental health, employment and substance abuse aftercare services are available to help residents succeed. (www.drmm.org)




NEXT LOCAL SHOW IS APRIL 26TH with Sweet Spirit from Austin! 

   Join us for an evening of indie pop rock music featuring our friends Sweet Spirit from Austin, Texas!

The band will be stopping through the Detroit area on a spring tour in support of their self-titled debut EP released in February.


They have been described as "Fun and catchy with a flawless blending of countless genres they’re just that good."  - OVRLD

Sweet Spirit - The band developed their sound with a diversity and balance of influences. Delivered in sultry harmonies with as many guitars as possible, Sweet Spirit gives exuberant voice to the struggles of loving and living. www.sweetspiritatx.com

White Shag - This power trio has been storming the streets of the motor city and taking no prisoners! Citing influences such as the MC5 and The Stooges, White Shag is Detroit rock in its purest form, ripping up every stage as if it were the last one they will ever play on! www.whiteshag.com

Eleanora - Eleanora is an eclectic mix of various musical styles and flavors. It is the result of a collaboration between classically trained and self-taught musicians. They call their music Chamber Pop! www.facebook.com/EleanoraLive

The show is on SUNDAY, APRIL 26 at 8pm. The venue is New Dodge Lounge located at 8850 Jos. Campau in Hamtramck.
Please call 313-874-5963.
21 & over are welcome. Admission is $5.


White Shag Returns to Toledo this April! 

White Shag will be playing at Saturnine Hello's CD release party for their new album "Just an Outsider" on Friday, April 3 at Iggy's in Toledo! Ohio bands Ordway and Sewn Silent will also be on the bill. Iggy's is located at 128 Main St. the show is $5 advance and $7 at the door. Hope to see you there Toledo fans!
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