Mermen Surf Music Band

The Shitones

The Shitones
photo: Jennalex

The Shitones are a surf-inspired band featuring Shigemi "Shig33" Komiyama on drums, Jennifer Burnes on bass, and Jim Thomas on guitar. The Shitones have been going strong for almost 10 years, performing weekly at the Beach Chalet for many years, and at the Sandbar prior to that. Though often playing local to the Bay Area, the band did make a trip to Japan in 2002.

Their repertoire consists of surf cover tunes by greats such as Dick Dale, Jack Nietsche, and The Ventures as well as older rock and roll--Jimi Hendrix, early Fleetwood Mac, Quicksilver Messenger Service. You can never tell what gems might surface at a Shitones show--or who might be sitting in--Dave Jess, Johnny Hamilton, Roger Rocha, Henry Kaiser, Freddie Roulette, Prairie Prince, Jerry Joseph, Brian Richie, Dave Schools and Bobby Vega. Keep an eye here for upcoming events so you don't miss any of the action!

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Upcoming Events

Date Venue City Cost/Info
12/31/2012 New Years Even with an Ocean View
The Mermen / The Shitones
w/ special guests
The Park Chalet
1000 Great Highway
San Francisco, CA $25 advance/$30 door

10/30/2010 The Riptide Annual Street Fair
Taraval St. @ 46th Avenue
5:00 pm approx.
(Street fair is all afternoon)
San Francisco, CA Free
More Info

From the Archives

Shitones Japan
Chalet flyer

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