Henry’s Rifle hits the boards.

Built4BBQ’s resident country-blues heartbreaker, art director and head honcho Henry’s Rifle is back in a big way this winter. After laying low for a few months, the Rifle reappeared at Funsgiving and has a few great shows lined up.

First up, check out one heck of an Americana bill at The Low Beat December 5 as John opens for Boston honky-tonk heroes Girls Guns and Glory.

Girls Guns Glory

Another Henry’s Rifle original!

And as the calendar turns, the Low Beat hosts “The Art & Music of Henry’s Rifle,” a free happy hour show on January 8. A combination art installation and performance, the evening will feature the first-ever gallery showing of John’s prolific, righteous artwork – which you’ll recognize from many Built4BBQ show posters, t-shirts and albums past – alongside a floorshaking live performance. And of course, there’s drink specials. This is the first in a series of free Built4BBQ happy hours coming your way – stay tuned for more!

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for and a lot to be stoked about in 2016. From the Built4BBQ family to yours, happy holidays and tasty times into the new year and beyond!

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Another radical flyer by Henry's Rifle.

Another radical flyer by Henry’s Rifle.

Give thanks, friends! Worlds collide as Built4BBQ teams up with the fine folks at B3nson Recording Company to present the 8th annual Family Funsgiving at The Low Beat & Pauly’s November 20!

In the grand tradition of Thanksgiving overindulgence, we’ve packed 8 righteous bands into one $8 evening. Built4BBQ head honchos The Slaughterhouse Chorus and Henry’s Rifle, Syracuse buds Bridge Under Fire and new 518 rippers Bummer City (formerly Dearest Vendetta) join forces with B3nson heroes Hammer Hawk, Bear Grass, the Hoborchestra and Secret Release! We’re psyched to be able to help carry on this Thanksgiving tradition as B3nson celebrates 8 years of awesome. Find more info at the Facebook event page.

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What Got You Stoked?

GC album coverThis is your new life! Built4BBQ is stoked to present its 10th official release, Girth Control’s debut album! What Got You Stoked in the First Place? is 12 tracks of sloppy ska-punk, a tribute to the simple glory of ’90s punk, basement shows, mohawks and beer. Recorded live at the Shred Shack by Dan Maddalone in front of a bunch of great friends and a VHS copy of The Waterboy, the album aims to remind you of the good things in life, drop your IQ a few points and put a smile on your face in the process. Featuring photos and artwork by Sarah Winner, John Pipino and Kara Amedio, the CD version of What Got You Stoked in the First Place? hit the shelves at Built4BBQ’s Whole Hog Halloween III and now available for free download. Get stoked!

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Whole Hog Halloween 3!

It’s back! The 3rd Annual Built4BBQ Whole Hog Halloween takes over The Low Beat and Pauly’s Hotel on Saturday, October 31, with a spooky scary lineup of musical mutants featuring:
APERTIF FOR DESTRUCTION (Built4BBQ all-stars take on a classic)
GIRTH CONTROL (album release)

6 bands, 6 bucks, all the rock ‘n’ roll, candy, and good times you can handle! Mark yer calendars!

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New ‘cue.

Man, we’ve missed these guys. Check out the latest psychedelic slice of goodness from Linear North! B4BBQ’s favorite sludgy trio has been quiet for a bit, but they’re gearing up to drop a new release engineered and mixed by Maggot Brain mastermind Ryan Slowey entitled Mine is Yesterday, I Know Tomorrow. Keep an ear to the ground for more details; rumor has it that a cassette release with NYC’s most excellent King Pizza Records is in the cards. Look out for more tunes and live dates soon, including one monster Built4BBQ show – stay up to date at the Linear North Facebook page!

And that’s not all! We’re currently putting the finishing touches on a pair of completely ridiculous punk rock albums from the Savage Randys and Girth Control! If you like your rock ‘n’ roll fast, loud, dumb and fun, look no further – we’ve got all you can handle on the way. Stay tuned, friends.


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Don’t call it a comeback!

Reacquaint yourself with the finest slice of rock ‘n’ roll badassery since KISS dropped Destroyer in ’76.

Yes, friends, the prophesied time has arrived, and the mighty Pistolwhips will return to the 518 for one night only: this Thursday, July 9, at The Shred Shack. Charmboy and Girth Control will be on hand to get the party started. Check out the event page here, and drop us a line if you need the address.

Another bitchin' poster by Henry's Rifle.

Another bitchin’ poster by Henry’s Rifle.

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Star Spangled Spotlight: The Savage Randys

imageHooooo! We are beyond stoked to host the 518’s ultimate punk rock warriors The Savage Randys, as they open up the Star Spangled shenanigans at 7pm on the Pauly’s stage. These squared circle pit champs grind up the best bits of ’90s punk, ’80s hardcore and ’70s shred into a rock ‘n’ roll Slim Jim of unbridled intensity. It might not be healthy, but damned if it isn’t delicious. It’s cartoon violence at 250 beats per minute, spinning tales of Wrestlemania icons, Sega classics and superheroes into oddly universal shout-along anthems.

The Savage Randys just wrapped up tracking 10 tasty slabs of earworm punk rock with the Built4BBQ team that should have fans of the Vandals, NOFX and Rancid foaming at the bit for another bite. Look out for a killer EP and a split with similarly-minded Built4BBQ goofballs Girth Control in the coming months.

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Upcoming Events
  • Girls, Guns & Glory with Henry's Rifle at the Low Beat December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm the Low Beat
  • The art & music of Henry's Rifle Happy Hour at the Low Beat January 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm the Low Beat Free!

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