OCTOBER 2021 Radio Cab Portland Hold Music Contest Champs

It just so happens our song “When You Show Up” won the Radio Cab Hold Music Contest! And with that comes a $$$ prize and plenty of respect. So… T-Shirts?

Monty Vega & the Sittin’ Shivas:

Monty Vega – Vocals/Megaphone

Paul Damone – Guitar/B-Vox

Sean Gareau – Bass Guitar

Travis Robinson – Drums


Razorcake Review July 2021

MONTY VEGA & THE SITTIN’ SHIVAS: Closed No Fun: CS July 20, 2021 Monty Vega & The Sittin’ Shivas are one of my favorite discoveries of 2021 so far. The band’s ’60s power pop meets Ramones-esque punk sound had me rocking out from the opening notes of “Last Step,” the first of fourteen tracks jammed onto this album. The needle on the gauge between their power pop and Ramones influences swings from track to track, but I enjoyed the variety this provided. Every one of the songs on Closed No Fun is a banger, making it hard to pick a favorite, but there’s also nothing that you don’t want to hear after repeated listens. I particularly enjoyed their cover of Scandal’s “Goodbye to You,” an example obviously leaning more towards the power pop end of their sound, but with an edge to their version not present in the original.
–Paul J. Comeau


Buy the debut album on cassette here at Portland Buttonworks