Shaq Nicholson

On April 20th, 2016, Shaq Nicholson played their first gig as a band at Howler’s for a Bernie Sanders fundraiser, and they haven’t looked back since. The group of five is led by guitarist, Steven Lipe, and features the varied talents of Anthony Gima (rhythm guitar), John Neckerman (bass), Brian Taylor (drums), and SJ Kirkland (vocals). It’s never easy to pin down the sound of a new band, but as they explore their identity they navigate psychedelic grooves, soul and funk influences, blues rock, and a bit of “let’s not take ourselves too seriously”.