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Shift to da left, Shift to da right

Posted by Emily Sweeney  November 29, 2006 05:12 PM

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Know what I hate? Nightclubs where the same $#@! songs are played over and over again, and DJs who refuse to play any kind music that falls outside of their standard format.

I used to complain to my friends about this all the time. And then I became an annoying back-seat driver of DJ booths. I’d poke my face into the DJ’s nook, and make honest (and usually inappropriate) requests: if I was at a gay club, I’d ask the DJ to play punk music. If I was at a rock club, I’d want rap... Or Madonna. More often than not, the DJs would respond by shaking their heads “no,” and then I would shimmy across the dancefloor to the bar, to knock back another drink and start complaining again to my friends.

But I can’t complain least not on Wednesdays. That’s when my DJ pal Punketta Doilie takes over Redline in Hahvad Square, and makes it Shift:


The DJs at Shift spin all kindsa music: electro, indie rock, techno, hip-hop, even an occasional hair-metal hit or top 40 anthem.

You might hear Missy Elliott, New Order, Goldfrapp, Hot Chip, Le Tigre, KMFDM, Interpol, Justin Timberlake, Motley Crue's "Smoking In the Boys Room," blended seamlessly with local bands like Infrastructure and Freezepop.

Punketta will be on the decks tonight, along with DJ Ionnokx and special guest DJ Static.

Shift is a great opportunity to listen to cool music in a swank setting, and Redline serves food too. All ages are welcome.

No dress code + no cover = YAY

You can dress like a freak, or rock the powersuit you wore at work all day. Your choice.

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.

Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.

Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.

Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.


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