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The Shods

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Years active  1993–present
Associated acts  The Unholy III
Record label  ACME records
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Labels  Poorhouse Records, Lunch Records, Killing Floor Records
Members  Kevin Stevenson Scott Pittman Dave Livingston Dave Aaronoff Jay Buckley
Past members  Roy Costa F.J. Ventre James Gaudette Eric Stevenson Craig Silverman Micah Blue Smaldone Carl Ayotte
Origin  Lowell, Massachusetts, United States (1993)
Albums  Thanks for Nuthin', Stop Crying, Tippy, Bamboozled, Jilted, Hornswoggled + Hoodwinked
Genres  Rock and roll, Punk rock, Power pop
Similar  The Ducky Boys, Pinkerton Thugs, Only Living Witness, The Grownup Noise, The Neighborhoods

The Shods are a rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts who have released five albums and an EP to date. The Shods have a loyal regional following, and remain well known in their home state.



The Shods formed in 1993 in Lowell, MA with musicians Scott Pittman, Roy Costa, and music mainstay Kevin Stevenson, whose other projects included Formicide, Only Living Witness, and Duck Duck. Within a week of forming, the band produced a debut EP titled I'm in Lowell, MA. In 1995, the band released its debut full-length album Here Come The Shods on a self-created label called Poorhouse Records.


After recruiting F.J. Ventre on Bass, and Dave Aarnoff on second guitar, work began at Fort Apache Studios on what was intended to be their major label release on MCA. This deal, however, fell through and the band shelved the project until 2001. Also during this time, the band toured around the northeast with fellow Bostonians, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Stevenson began playing in what became known as the Rivers Cuomo Band.

Health issues

After many lineup changes during the recording of Bamboozled and Thanks for Nuthin', The Shods were threatened to come to an end when lead guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Kevin Stevenson learned he was battling multiple sclerosis. Following the tragic news, the band pushed forward by releasing Tippy in 2003. Although activity has been mostly stagnant in recent years, past members have returned with founders Kevin Stevenson and Scott Pittman for reunion shows including one in support the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Dropkick Murphys in 2007.


  • I'm in Lowell, MA - EP
  • Here Come The Shods
  • Bamboozled, Jilted, Hornswoggled + Hoodwinked
  • Thanks For Nuthin'
  • Stop Crying
  • Tippy
  • Songs

    I know a Place1998
    Scorpion Bowl1999


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