Our favorite NYC rock ‘n’ rollers, The End Men, kick off their fall U.S. tour right here in little ol’ Albany this Thursday, sharing a heck of a bill with Charmboy, Henry’s Rifle and Sun Voyager at the Low Beat! Come on out and see one of the finest bands in the land off as they embark on their latest adventure. We’ve heard rumors of new jams, and perhaps even the appearance of a certain reformed ska-punker holding down the horn lines. Trust us, you don’t wanna miss this one. Here’s the Facebook event.
Built4BBQ’s own Henry’s Rifle recently put some serious miles on, heading to Cookeville, Tennessee to slay the crowd at the venerable Muddy Roots Music Festival, where he shared a bill with everyone from The Sonics to the Legendary Shack Shakers. Roots-goers got a monster solo set and an early shot at HR’s brand new “Barroom Weather” album, which you’ll be hearing a whole lot more about very soon. Keep an eye out, big things a-rollin’. Catch the conquering hero in his return to Albany on September 11 at The Low Beat, holding down a killer lineup featuring the End Men, Charmboy and Sun Voyager!
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!
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.
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.
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: