New Release Rack: Mike Gent’s “The Rapid Shave”

From the Figgs to Graham Parker’s band…
From the Candy Butchers to the Gentlemen…

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike Gent has been making great music for years now, and he’s about to drop a great new batch of music on us this weekend.

The Boston-based Gent will be celebrating the release of his new album, The Rapid Shave, with a bash downstairs at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Friday (November 1). Gent will be accompanied by his band – also dubbed the Rapid Shave – featuring drummer Ducky Carlisle, keyboardist Ted Collins and bassist Marc Hickox. Opening the show at 8pm will be the Amazon Debutantes.

The Rapid Shave – the album – features a dozen new songs, including the first single, “Last Boat to Japan,” and a new song penned by Graham Parker, “Shutting Down.”

(Actually, Mike Gent’s show will be the second of back-to-back CD release parties at Valentine’s on Friday, following the 6pm happy hour bash by Blue Factory.)

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