Built4BBQ’s Star Spangled Bonanza 2!

Bitchin' poster by Henry's Rifle.

Bitchin’ poster by Henry’s Rifle.

Patriots and compatriots, we are proud to announce the return of Built4BBQ’s Star Spangled Bonanza, coming to The Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel this Independence Day! Six George Washingtons at the door gains you access to two fine venues and nine killer American rock ‘n’ roll bands. We just might have outdone ourselves with this year’s lineup, which will feature:

* Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride! A super-special return of the TOOOOOADS, we promise you don’t want to miss how Albany’s best-ever superstar cover band celebrates the 4th.

* The Slaughterhouse Chorus! A rare appearance from Albany’s third-best punk band, playing their first and quite possibly only public show of 2015 in commemoration of their favorite holiday.

* Kimono Dragons!  Talk about jazz all you want, but we all know that surf rock is America’s true contribution to world culture. And the Dragons bring it better than anybody.

* The End Men! Fresh off their Euro tour, our Brooklyn buds will be celebrating the Albany release of their fantastic new album Terms and Conditions with their first ever 518 appearance as a trio, featuring the mighty Matt Elia of Public Access fame on saxophone.

* The Savage Randys! Does anything scream “HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA” more than the perfect marriage of punk rock and professional wrestling?

* Party Boat! The 518’s catchiest band is now also among its rockin’est. If you haven’t seen these dudes, or haven’t seen them in a while, you’re in for an awfully good time.

* Charmboy! It’s been way too long since we had our faces thoroughly shredded by our favorite power trio.

* The Radicals!  Boston’s best make their long overdue Built4BBQ debut. These three dudes make the kind of music that’s inspired 239 years of American circle pits.

* Henry’s Rifle! You know him, you love him. Our resident country-blues madman stomps the boards and shreds the strings for one of his only shows this summer.

Doors open at 6pm! BYOfireworks. Find more info at the Facebook event.

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Built4BBQ bands and buds band together this Saturday to throw a great show for a great cause. An all-star collection of area musicians descend upon the Low Beat for an all-day fiesta to support recovery efforts in Nepal. All proceeds from the $10 suggested door donation at the May 16 event will benefit the Shikshya Foundation Nepal, a non-profit organization committed to supporting long-term, sustainable rebuilding efforts.

The colossal Capital Region lineup features legendary Troy power trio Super 400, surf-fuzz supergroup Kimono Dragons, rock wunderkinds Dearest Vendetta, funk powerhouse Victory Soul Orchestra, country-blues troubadour Henry’s Rifle and indie favorites Bear Grass. That’s six sweet bands for one low price, and you can party even heartier knowing you’re helping folks in need.

The all-day event kicks off at 1 p.m. Lunch specials and day-drinkin’. Rockin’, rollin’, folkin’, surfin’ and funkin’. All ages are welcome, but bring a parent or guardian, kids.

Find more info on the Facebook event page!

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Built4BBQ Star Spangled Bonanza II.


July 4 2015

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Read the fine print.

We’re pleased to announce that The End Men‘s latest and greatest, Terms and Conditions, is now available for your internet consumption. Limited-edition vinyl and hand-screened CDs are on the way. Augmenting the dynamic duo’s patented rock ‘n’ roll assault with the addition of saxophone maniac Matt Elia, Terms and Conditions is the loosest, heaviest, jazziest, gnarliest End Men record yet, taking the band’s bluesy pummeling in all manner of unexpected but wholly righteous directions. Dig in.

If you’re on the right side of the Atlantic, the End Men just may be coming to town near you soon; if you’re here with us in the 518, keep your calendars clear on the 4th of July.

End Men Euro tour

The End Men CD
BBQ special edition CDs.

End Men record
That tasty, tasty vinyl.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Terms, Rock ‘n’ Roll Conditions.

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While the rest of us ball up into the fetal position to wait out the rest of this god-foresaken northeastern winter with healthy supplies of apathy, alcohol, Netflix and nachos close at hand, our Brooklyn brethren THE END MEN have decided to use all the time indoors to their advantage. These rock ‘n’ roll animals are hard at work with co-producer John Epperly in his new studio, laying down monster tracks for their upcoming fourth album, Terms and Conditions.
This record will be the first to feature the contributions of Matt Elia, the saxophone colossus and all-around good guy you may recognize from his time in Public Access and frequent guest spots with the Slaughterhouse Chorus. Expect the patented End Men growl and grind we all know and love, enhanced by strains of reedery reminiscent of Bowie and Beefheart on a bender. The world needs this album, and we frankly cannot wait to hear it.

There’s talk of a vinyl release, and you know that shit ain’t cheap, so how about you go buy some stuff from the End Men right now and help them press this down and dirty rock music into the wax grooves it was always meant to blast from.Liv

A European tour commences this spring, and we’re reasonably sure the U.S. ain’t safe either. Follow along at home at for updates.

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Built4BBQ vs. Cabin Fever.

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Built4BBQ and The Low Beat are teaming up for a string of shows to close out January,  guaranteed to help you kick those ice-covered mid-winter blues. Read on and plan accordingly.

First up, Milwaukee maniacs S.S. Web bring their hard-charging, heavy-drinking, washboard-assaulting folk to the stage on Monday, January 26! Henry’s Rifle breaks a few months of hibernation to kick off the festivities, and everyone’s favorite 518 punk rock macho men the Savage Randys round out the triple bill. Just try to have this much fun anywhere else on a Monday in January! Here’s the Facebook event.

On Thursday, January 29, the latest edition of the Low Beat’s $3 Thursdays series features Built4BBQ ska-punk-shitstorm Girth Control, plus punk rockers 1-10 and Sick Mind, all at a very reasonable price.

And then, my friends, happy hour is back! Catch The Kimono Dragons and the debut of brand-new supergroup Victory Soul Orchestra, drink specials and associated shenanigans on Friday, January 30 at 6pm! More info here.  And hell, why not make a night out of it? Choogle a few blocks down Central after happy hour to The Fuze Box for a serious blast of punk rock ‘n’ roll from New Jersey redeemers Hudson Falcons, long-lost Waterford legends Plastic Jesus and local dudes Teenage Shred and New Red Scare! Stick around for Albany’s favorite punk rock dance party, The Cretin Hop! Get down.

Don’t let cabin fever get you down this winter. We’ve got your back.

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It’s a girthquake!

It's a goddamn girthquake!

We did it, people. The future is here, and it’s already looking pretty weird.  2015 kicks off with a righteous birthday bash for our buds at B-Scene Productions at the Low Beat on Saturday, January 10. This killer bill of northeastern punk rock will be initiated by none other than Built4BBQ’s latest offspring, GIRTH CONTROL. A ska-punk sideproject from members of The Slaughterhouse Chorus, what began as a one-off excuse to play Less Than Jake covers in public is now a living, breathing, skanking monstrosity. Armed with a set of original songs celebrating the glory of ’90s punk, cheap beer and mohawks, Girth Control will make their very first venture above ground on the 10th after a couple wild Shred Shack appearances closed out 2014. Actual bands on the bill include Totally Gnarly, Boston dudes Loser’s Circle, long-running Pittsfield punx The Damaged and CT’s Cry Havoc. Bring your circle-pittin’ shoes.

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Here’s the Facebook event.

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Upcoming Events
  • Charmboy, Henry's Rifle & Thirty Silver at the Low Beat May 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm the Low Beat
  • Rival Galaxies, Science Club, Sexy Teenagers at the Low Beat June 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm the Low Beat
  • Girth Control, Insubordination, Dead Radio Rebels June 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • BUILT4BBQ STAR SPANGLED BONANZA 2! July 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 12:00 am The Low Beat & Pauly's 9 bands, 6 bucks! Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, The End Men, Party B oat, The Slaughterhouse Chorus, Charmboy, Kimono Dragons, Henry's Rifle , The Radicals & The Savage Randys!

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