Shanda & the Howlers brought their gritty soul revival show to the Orleans for the second time at Viva Las Vegas.
I was lucky enough to meet Shanda & the Howlers shortly before they played the Bailiwick in 2017, and their set was one of the high points of the festival for me. I’ve been enjoying “Trouble”, their debut release, for the past year. While Shanda’s vocals are a fierce, raw, bluesy declaration of pain, mistreatment and redemption, the music is polished, catchy and fun. It’s a really engaging combination, and I’m looking forward to hearing their sophomore effort, which is due out later this month.