"...It’s probably not much of a stretch to imagine Shinyribs frontman Kevin Russell as the guy at the party with the lampshade on his head...."
"...Instead of gabbing about the Gourds, Russell's reflecting on solo project Shinyribs, which has been a going concern for enough years now to legitimize it. Second LP Gulf Coast Museum came out in April and, much like the bearded, jocular man himself, spins a keen sense of place...."
"...Under the persona of Shinyribs, he's created a universe colliding the absurd and sincere, where the earnestly soulful meets the ecstatically sarcastic. Like the band moniker, which Russell admits juxtaposes nonsensical "images that don't really go together, but they sound good together," Shinyribs revels in blurring the dichotomy of playful and poignant from one moment to the next...."
"...Yabba dabba do. That made me HAAMing it up around town during business hours yesterday, for what KGSR’s Andy Langer called another South by Southwest while introducing a noontime set by Shinyribs at Whole Foods downtown, akin to parting Willie Nelson from his bus...."
"...Pickathon, which ran Aug. 2-5 outside of Portland, tallied seven: Graves, Black Pumas, Paul Cauthen, Charley Crockett, Glorietta, Wild Child, and Shinyribs..."
"...Soulful swamp funk spectacle Shinyribs invigorated the 500-strong audience jam-packing T-Gill's comfy beer garden, and their final three songs cast a legendary send-off. Alice Spencer and Kelley Mickwee, aka the Shiny Soul Sisters, led a rousing sing-along of Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" before Kevin Russell emerged solo to conjure a brilliant version of Doug Sahm's "At the Crossroads," the audience roaring every time he sang, "You just can't live in Texas if you don't have a lot of soul." Shakey Graves, aided by Stephanie Hunt and Fastball co-frontman Miles Zuniga, joined Shinyribs to deliver the venue's omega moment: a joyous rendition of Gary P..."
"...61. More recently, the rapper featured with Tone Brigante and Rizzo Rizzo on bubbling brag-trap single "Drip." – Kahron Spearman Shinyribs..."
"...From winning the fest’s Youth Talent Competition in 2002 to collecting two Grammy statuettes this year, Jarosz could easily qualify as Old Settler’s greatest local success story. That’s if it weren’t for Kevin Russell’s funky swamp soul roots project Shinyribs...."
"...Best Blues/Soul/Funk winner Shinyribs..."
"...Funny how we remember music: Emotionally, not literally. First blush of the Southerly Crock-Pot that is I Got Your Medicine – Sun Records, Mardi Gras, South Austin – sepias Shinyribs' three previous albums as raunchy Golden Triangle clambakes..."
"...The Hard Pans, his hard-rockin', free-ballin' collaboration with keyman Claude Bernard and guitarist Mark Creaney, garnered a modest reception and short life span. Meanwhile, Gourds co-frontman Kevin Russell became a major draw, locally and nationally, as swamp-funk maestro Shinyribs...."
"...Stephanie Bergara, Nakia, Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell, and Elizabeth McQueen..."
"...Shinyribs drew a large noontime crowd at Whole Foods downtown and later summoned the rain, which no one seemed to mind...."
"...Set for release May 27, it bears a stripped-down sound yet displays growth in the young songwriter's confidence and ability to build melodies while remaining emotionally direct. – Jim Caligiuri Shinyribs..."
"...Even though the Gourds won’t be performing as the Gourds for the foreseeable future, the bandmembers won’t be going away. Russell, with Langford on skins, now enjoys increasing traction for Shinyribs; Smith and Bernard have formed the Hard Pans; and Johnston has a solo project featuring Smith and Bernard coming down the pike..."
"...Given these road dogs' relentless concert schedule, expect a tight live powerhouse. – Michael Toland SHINYRIBS..."
"...well, you know). Other musicians set to tread the Paramount’s storied boards: Shinyribs, the Flatlanders, Boz Scaggs, Wynton Marsalis, Terry Allen, and Ruthie Foster...."
"...Best Album/Best Band: Shinyribs..."
"...Roky Erickson, the musical visionary who pioneered Sixties psych rock, is set to make an appearance as well. He leads a list of almost two-dozen locals, including Bidi Bidi Banda, Black Pistol Fire, Blushing, Buenos Diaz, Capyac, Casual Strangers, Casual T, Corduroi, Dawn & Hawkes, Dray South, Hoodtronics, Roxy Roca, Migrant Kids, Otis the Destroyer, Shinyribs, Shy Beast, Tommy 2 Stix, TYFS (Thank You For Sweating) DJ Crew, and Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros...."