The Shakes was a Santa Cruz scumbag punk indie band (2002) comprised of Paul Davis (guitar/bass/vox), Pete Bernhard (bass/vox/guitar) and Stout (drums).

The Shakes were formed in 2002 by Pete, Paul and Stout. Known for their general drunkenness and bad demeanors, the band was inspired by Kyuss, The Stooges, Pavement and alcohol and pharmaceutical intake. After a handful of shows, the band imploded.