Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Local Band in Focus 

The Shauns

Meet the Band: Austin Stambaugh (vocals, guitar), Cole McDonald (guitar), Alex Buchanan (bass, keyboards), and Joe Maybaugh (drums)

No, None of Them Are Shaun: Their friend Shawn suggested they name the band after him. The tribute didn't stick, but the name did: They changed the spelling to reflect the hero from Shaun of the Dead.

Sharp-Dressed Men:

The quartet's Ohio hometown — LaGrange — isn't the one ZZ Top sing about. The band's punky sound never lets on that they're from a southern Lorain County hamlet where country music and classic rock rule the roost.

Fun Fact: If you want to find the Shauns after a gig, look no further than the nearest Denny's, where they'll be basking in the glow of a gig with a short stack of pancakes bathed in butter and syrup.

Why They Say They Matter:

"We still have a load of ideas that we haven't put together yet," says Stambaugh.

Why We Say They Matter:

The band's self-released debut EP, Bangin', features a half-dozen tracks that channel early Replacements and Nirvana, without the slop. They have the musical chops and lyrics of bands twice their age. And they've already written a dozen new songs for their next record.

Where You Can Hear Them:

facebook.com/theshauns

Where You Can See Them:

At the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex (part of Rocktagon MMA Presents: Elite 6 Pro/Am) on Saturday, July 30. — Jeremy Willets

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Open Turntable Tuesday @ The Winchester

    • Tuesdays

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation