Henry’s Rifle hits the road.


Summer is giving way to fall, but it’s always barroom weather for Henry’s Rifle. Built4BBQ’s one-man wrecking crew has been working round the clock to finish up his long-awaited debut album, and the time is nearly upon us. Barroom Weather is 12 tracks of the man doing what he does best, from rock ‘n’ roll rippers to country weepers, with an all-star cast of characters backing him up. After almost a year of production, this one’s been a LONG time coming, and we’re awfully stoked to be able to share it with you. Stayed tuned for a taste of what’s in store and an official release show announcement… but in the meantime, Henry’s Rifle will have copies on the road this week, as he hits the highway for the venerable Muddy Roots Music Festival in Cookeville, TN! Skip work and head south, it’ll be worth it. 

We also just printed up some brand-new Built4BBQ t-shirts! Hand-made as always, supplies are limited… so get your hands on one today at the BBQ store!

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Kimono Dragons destroy Troy!

Well, Rest Fest ruled. Enjoy this moment of supreme rock ‘n’ roll righteousness from the Kimono Dragons‘ Friday night closing set. Miraculously, no equipment was (seriously) harmed in the making of this video.

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Rest Fest!


The fine folk at B3nson bring you the best darn party of the year this weekend… Yes, friends, it’s the 5th annual Restoration Festival this weekend at Troy’s CAC Woodside! 2 days, 2 stages, 20 killer bands, one low price. Catch Built4BBQ’s own The Slaughterhouse Chorus and Kimono Dragons, buddies and Entree stars Rival Galaxies and Hammer Hawk, and 518 faves like Rebel Darling, the Parlor, Eastbound Jesus, Wild Adriatic, and so many more it’s crazy, man! All in what is hands down the coolest, best sounding venue to ever allow rock music to happen in the Capital Region, and for a good cause! Find all the details and get cheap advance tickets at restfest.net or do the Facebook thing.

The Slaughterhouse Chorus last year, ridiculously awesome photo by
Pat Dodson of the Daily Gazette.

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Urban Pioneers stake their claim at Pauly’s Hotel August 7


Don’t ya miss this one! Pauly’s Hotel hosts a wild night of real deal roots music Thursday, August 7 with Urban Pioneers & Henry’s Rifle!

With a lifetime of music between them and half a decade of music played together, Liz Sloan and Jared McGovern have been the backbone of some of today’s greatest underground roots bands. Currently both members of Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band, the pair have shined light on many other acts such as Bob Wayne & The Outlaw Carnies and Filthy Still.

Most recently, Liz and Jared have been touring the United States and a healthy portion of Europe as the old-timey Americana act Urban Pioneers. Liz’s awe-inspiring fiddle combined with Jared’s claw-hammer banjo and storytelling lyrics recall the pure Appalachian sounds of yesterday, light-heartedly summed up by the band as “hillbilly music”.

Now with Guido Greaserag on upright bass (we believe that to be his Christian name), the three-piece stick to their motto, “on tour now, on tour always”, as they trek their way through the Northeast in support of their new album, Addicted to the Road.
See Urban Pioneers perform live Thursday, August 7th at Pauly’s Hotel (337 Central Ave Albany NY) with Built4BBQ’s own Henry’s Rifle. Doors 8pm. Admission is $5.

Get a taste:

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Surf’s up Saturday!

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Built4BBQ and the good folks at WEQX and The Hollow Bar & Kitchen are bringing you one ripper of a show this Saturday! Ride a wave of surfy twang with Party Boat, The Kimono Dragons and Henry’s Rifle at downtown Albany’s finest establishment for one low, low price! You heard all three artists on the Built4BBQ Entree Comp, now catch ‘em live, loud and in person. And in case you missed it, the mighty Dragons recently released their debut 3-song demo… give it a listen, we guarantee the best 10 minutes of your day.

More tunes!



We’ll also have plenty of CD copies of the Entree out on Saturday if you were out grillin’ on the 4th! Come on out, get yourself a classy beer and a cheeseburger with a fried egg on it, and hang ten with three of the finest in all the 518!

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The Entree

Built4BBQ’s second sampler, The Entree, is now live for your internet consumption. Featuring 19 tracks of new, unreleased and rare music from our favorite bands and yours, nearly 70 minutes of righteousness is available for streaming, name-your-price download or on a $5, handcrafted compact disc. Enjoy.

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Happy birthday, America!


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Today’s the day! Spend America Day with Built4BBQ at the Star Spangled Bonanza, featuring 8 awesome bands and the release of our second compilation album, The Entree! Come and get it!

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Upcoming Events
  • The End Men/Charmboy/Henry's Rifle/Sun Voyager at the Low Beat September 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm the Low Beat $5!
  • Built4BBQ Whole Hog Halloween II! October 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 12:00 am Pauly's Hotel Save the date!

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