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Shawn Mafia

- US Joshua Tree, CA Singer Songwriter / Spoke Word / Depression ...


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Sounds Like: Tom Waits, Steel Panther, Ramones

Label: Sadistic Trendz Media

Manager: Rod Ressell

Bio: Shawn Mafia & The 10¢ Thrills were spawned from the dark recesses of the Mojave desert. Fronted by singer/song-writer, entertainer and sometime mortician Shawn Mafia whose sex-trash front man styling’s coupled with a flare for gutter-noir infused poetic musings has launched the outfit to the fore... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: RT @GonzoVice: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body.

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  • 2013

    Oct 31

    Pioneertown, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Pioneertown, CA, US
    Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:00pm


    Halloween in the High Desert!

  • 2013

    Mar 14

    Yucca Valley, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Yucca Valley, CA, US
    Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:00pm


    Shawn Mafia & The 10 Cent Thrills! Spawned from the dark recesses of Southern California’s Mojave desert, Shawn Mafia has been successfully brewing his own bombastic and bamboozling brand of lyrical and musical elixir for years. With a unique and definitive sound, self described as “rock noir” and “depression era modern”, he is one of those rare singer-songwriter/entertainers that completes the total-package-trinity of compelling performer, offbeat composer, and literary lyrical madman. With a short career that has already spanned three albums, most notably his recent release, Dust Bowl Anarchy on Sadistic Trendz Media, Mafia has been described by the Desert Post Weekly as having “the persona of a Carney Barker's bastard preacher son out in front of a sideshow tent! Mafia is on a mission to tell stories you might not want to hear, about people you never wanted to meet." Working as an Undertaker to earn extra blood money to fund his musical endeavors, Shawn Mafia could be literally and figuratively described as having one foot in the grave and the other in the show biz spotlight. With his deadly eye intent on becoming one of the most important emerging artists of the 21st century, Mafia will be performing extensively in support of his recent album release, Dust Bowl Anarchy (2009). A collection of tunes that find new expression for the timeless forms of rock, gospel, country, blues, and even pop. Armed with a stripped down, backing ensemble composed of lead guitar, bass, and drums (as well as the occasional guest appearance by blues harp legend John “Juke” Logan) his live performances are a bizarre hybrid of neo-noir theatrics and barn burning foot stompers that captivate and capitulate audiences of all ages. The tall, dark and shadowy figure of Shawn Mafia, with his signature three day stubble and tattered, stingy brimmed fedora, is a throwback to a time when self-styled street tough rebels were all the rage. In a music industry nullified and negated with safe, sculpted and shallow artists propped up in the sole pursuit of turning a quick buck we are left without any real artists of substance, integrity, and true grit. A cavalcade of innumerable bands, songwriters and performers preaching to the same tired choir. Mixing, matching and amalgamating the best of older genres with no real nod to originality. Perhaps the most we can hope for is an original voice. Shawn Mafia has the potential to be that voice.http://www.shawnmafia.com/

  • 2012

    Mar 17

    Morongo Valley, CA, US | 2:00pm

    Morongo Valley, CA, US
    Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:00pm


    Come Down to Willie Boys this St Patricks Day, and listen to the best in local music!! Come celebrate with the wee folk along with Spankshaft, Ideation, Ritmo Loco, Campaigning for Zeros, Shawn Mafia and The Purple Gang. Featuring some acoustic sets from Shawn Mafia, Mikey Reyes, and Brandon Simpson to start the day! This is an all day event. Drink specials, and Random Happy Hour all night Wear your greenest of green or there'll be a pinch from our horn section for ya. Hitee tigh!!!!

  • 2011

    Dec 4

    Claremont, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Claremont, CA, US
    Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:00pm


    Shawn Mafia & The Ten Cent Thrills

  • 2010

    Oct 21

    Claremont, CA, US | 9:00pm

    Claremont, CA, US
    Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:00pm
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