Shakedown, 11.10.11 to 11.19.11: November spawns a slew of new Boston records


Thursday 11.10.11
MOVERS & SHAKERS @ Middle East upstairs

The textured citrine sounds of Movers & Shakers’ latest record, National Harvester, are perfect for November — Americana soul drenched in road-weary tales of love, loss, and empty bottles. Recorded and produced over eight months at Starlab in Somerville, the disc ages wisely with each late-night listen.

472 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 8 pm | 18+ | $10 | 617.864.EAST or


Friday 11.11.11
SPF 5000 @ Radio

A mega-dance-party blowout with Mitten, Lovewhip, and Streight Angular finds the SPF 5000 duo dropping a bevy of new jams, from the Latin-flavored “Paraiso” to the raunchy freestyle of “P.O.T.S. (“Pussy on that Shit).” Bump goes the boom in the middle of the night.

379 Somerville Ave, Somerville | 8 pm | 18+ | $5 | 617.764.0005 or

Paraiso - Original by SPF 5000

Tuesday 11.15.11
PARASOL @ Starlab

Fifteen seconds of “Firecracker,” off Parasol’s new Crush Season EP (recorded at Western Mass’s Dead Air Studios) was all it took for the Phoenix newsroom to fall in love with this co-ed indie-pop trio. By the time the “do do-dos” kicked in around the 85-second mark, we were obsessed.

32 Prospect St, Somerville | 8 pm | all-ages | $7 | 617.440.5088


Friday 11.18.11
MUCK + THE MIRES @ T.T. the Bear’s Place

Crown the kings of the beat and climb into A Cellarful of Muck as our ageless ’60s garage-rock crew drop their fifth full-length record, a sweaty, gritty 13-track rock n’ romp produced by Jim Diamond (White Stripes) at his all-analog Ghetto Recorders Studio in beautiful Detroit. 10 Brookline St, Cambridge | 9 pm | 18+ | $10 | 617.492.0082 or


Saturday 11.19.11
RULE @ Radio

Better than a new record, how about a new band? RULE’s debut gig brings Mellow Bravo, Cask Mouse, and InAeona to the temple of classic rock worship that includes members of Bang Camaro, BrownBoot, and J-Po Int’l Airport. Will it be any good? Shit, it’s going to RULE.

379 Somerville Ave, Somerville | 8 pm | 18+ | $5 | 617.764.0005 or


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