Ever since a little band called THE STROKES (heard of 'em?) came down the pike, every music industry hack and his mother has been yacking in the press about the "fascinating new Rock Revival" that is sweeping the nation. Lately, anyone with a shaggy haircut, some conspicuous vices, a pawn shop guitar, and a few lifted blues riffs can claim to be the second coming of THE ROLLING STONES these days. Frankly we're getting a little tired of hearing about it. What we are NOT tired of are REAL rock & roll bands writing REAL great songs and having a REAL good time. Enter Washington DC's newest sensation - THE SHAKEDOWNS. SHAKEDOWNS ain't no joke - they're not prefab fashion plates with guitars hanging around their necks to achieve the right look. They aren't a bunch of musical carpetbaggers who gave up on playing KORN-core to hop on the "rock revival" bandwagon, and they aren't a bunch of milk-fed emo-rockers trying to front like they're Southern Rock cowboys or some whiteboy piss-take on John Lee Hooker. They are a punk rock & roll band - no ifs, ands, or buts about it, dishing out 12 attitude-heavy slices of rock & roll in the tradition of NEW BOMB TURKS, DEVIL DOGS, and early MAKERS. If the mobs of kids flocking to see these fellas at every DC-area performance are any indication, THE SHAKEDOWNS are coming up fast. Take a hint and get the debut album from DC's most exciting new rock & roll band.and catch one of their 60+ upcoming performances in the next three months.