With Detroit’s formidable psych-rock power trio White Shag, the emphasis is on the emphasis Laura Mendoza (vocals/bass), Jorge Cortez (vocals/ guitar) and Joe Leone (drums) aren’t doing their job if they aren’t tearing the place down. Their M.O. is energy and their tastes are for the seediest, prickliest, raucous roots of rock.
Like a raunchy and rambunctious revivalist tent preaching the good word of grime, grit and spirited rock music –way out by the side of some lost highway haunted with druggy drifters, heartbreaking bikers or amped up alt-rock reverent hedonists in need of their fix for hard chugging grooves, pedal-twisted solos and bursting rhythms, White Shag preach from an altar underneath wax effigies of Iggy Pop while paging through newer testaments from Queens Of The Stone Age.
-Winner of the Detroit Music Award for Best Hard Rock Band
-Nominee of the Detroit Music Award for Best Recording - "Die for Me"
-One of Music Connections Magazine's 2013 Hot 100 Live and Unsigned Artists
-Nominated for 3 Rockwired Magazine Awards (Best Band, Best EP and Best Video)
-Named Rockwired Magazine's 2013 Editor's Choice Showcase
-Jorge Cortez (Guitar) Named One of the Top 25 Guitarists by Rockwired Magazine [+]