Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams is hanging out in the studio with Derek Evers and Chris Robbins on this week's episode of Nothing Urgent! Derek and Chris start off the episode by reviewing what's urgent in the news: Paula Deen's racism, Citibikes, and NYPD bike tickets. Later, hear from Shannon concerning the origins of her band, and how she got started playing open mics with her voice and bass guitar. Learn about Shannon's past as a Mormon, and her songwriting influences. Does Shannon think it's difficult being in a rock band as a woman? Find out about some of the gender biases in the garage rock scene, and how negative experiences have fueled her drive to succeed. Hear Shannon, Derek, and Chris riff on the beauty of A.M. radio, Hunx & His Punx, and the coolest cities in Canada. Stay tuned for a surprise visit from one of the Clams, Cody! This program has been brought to you by Tekserve.

"I loved hearing radio interviews growing up... you get to experience this other side of someone that you look up to, that you like, or you really hate." [18:05]

"I like being able to make music that all sorts of people like. We really reach our tentacles out there to a lot of people." [22:50]

-- Shannon Shaw on Nothing Urgent