It’s A Shakedown

Austin Music Minute

It’s A Shakedown

Posted by on May 18, 2018

Your Austin Music Minute maven is often asked how the saying “Don’t behave,”  life’s golden anti-rule and the closing quip of DJ El Gee’s weekday afternoon show, came about. Well, you’ll read it here first: The White Ghost Shivers were a huge inspiration behind it. There are delightfully huge portions of double entendre going on in many of the Shivers’ infectious, foot-tappin’ tunes, entertaining both longtime and newbie WGS fans with a devious wink of the eye and an extra spring in the ol’ hokum strut. Just imagine a lively blend of prohibition jazz-era raucousness blended with an unhinged punk rock restlessness. All kinds of naughtiness abounds. If these 8-time Austin Music Award winners aren’t making some folks blush…well hell, they ain’t doin’ it right.

Behold! The outrageousness continues with the new WGS LP, Need To Shake It. Because you need to. Join the Shivers at their album release shin-dig at 10 p.m. tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business follow with a lively and equally merciless set at midnight.

Can you handle it? I should hope so. Don’t behave. So recommended.