The White Ghost Shivers jumped show is, hands-down, the best. Period.
The Shivers are a seven-piece band, with an accordion, upright bass, banjo, trumpet, clarinet, violin, guitar.  The music is an insane collision of ragtime, jazz, swing, bluegrass, cabaret, vaudeville, burlesque, Hostess Twinkie, caffeine and Tilt-a-Whirl.  It’s about twenty different kinds of infectious.
Just as enjoyable as the music is the stage show.  It’s rare to see a band with such stage presence.  The Shivers have been playing together for a long time, and it shows; they enjoy themselves on stage, and go to great lengths to make sure the audience has fun as well.  Vocalist Cella Blue carries a bag of tricks, including candy, kazoos and whistles to throw to the audience.  Banjo player Shorty Borgasm makes the most of his stick-on handlebar mustache and plays a mean nose flute.
Violinist Curtains and lead guitarist Smokebreak Slemenda take turns at the microphone as well, and when someone’s not singing or playing, they’re apt to be swing dancing or showing off their Charleston skills.  It’s an infectious mix, and there are always people on their feet and dancing at Shivers shows.  This is not music designed to be enjoyed passively.