Ride the Snake Records was started by four Boston-area friends, two of whom now share an apartment in Jamaica Plain. Five years and 23 releases on, they have established an aesthetic of category-bending music rooted in Boston with arms extending as far as Tasmania. This month at Streetcar you can check out all the records on display behind the counter, and with a little convincing, we might even play one or two of them. A full catalog is available here. Many RTS-released bands will play at Ride the Snake’s 5th Anniversary Party on September 20, at Boylston Church (207 Amory Street, JP).