Halloween at the Hangar!

Another classic Halloween flyer by Henry’s Rifle!

Join Built4BBQ October 28 at The Hangar on the Hudson for our latest and greatest Halloween hootenanny!

The monstrous mixed bill features rare performances from 518 fuzz-surf favorites Kimono Dragons and one-man country-blues troubadour Henry’s Rifle — both making their first live appearances in three years — plus local punkers Girth Control, hilltown noise machine Turf ‘n’ Turf, and touring ska/core acts PWRUP and Do It With Malice.

Striking fear into the hearts of audiences throughout the eastern seaboard, Kimono Dragons bring their Godzilla-sized sci-fi surf-punk to the party. Fuzz, reverb and a thunderous rhythm section collide into a tidal wave of instrumental glory.

The alter-ego of Albany songsmith John Pipino, Henry’s Rifle is pure fire ‘n’ brimstone country-blues. With a battered six-string banjo, a scorched holler and a pair of boots stomping on an old suitcase, Henry’s Rifle conjures up heaven, hell and all the American ghosts haunting the barrooms and plowfields in between.

A celebration of all things fast, loud, and dumb, Troy ska-punks Girth Control are still joking after all these years. The dudes have beer-bonged their way around the northeast since 2014, cranking out a full-length album, a 14-song 7″, and a series of seasonal singles including the spooky Halloween hit “Zombies Stole My 40” 

Western Mass workin’ class ska, punk & thrash maniacs PWRUP make their Albany-area debut, mixing high-energy hardcore with blaring brass, prog riffs, and dance-ready breaks. 

Trucking in from Buffalo, Do It With Malice formed way back in 2004 and recently returned to the stage after a ten year hiatus. Experty mixing ska and punk like butter and Frank’s Red Hot, it’s a classic, spicy, and delicious blend that goes with everything. 

Lurking in the hills above the Mohawk Valley, one-man nuclear blues noise machine Turf ‘n’ Turf twists chicken wire, scrap metal, and slide guitar into a molten mess of rock ‘n’ roll. You will never forget your first Turf ‘n’ Turf show.

The Hangar on the Hudson is located at 675 River Street, Troy NY 12180. $10 at the door, cash only, all ages, costumes encouraged.

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… In the Name of Progress

Front cover Final Draft

After a decade of chooglin’ through Upstate America and beyond, Built4BBQ’s prodigal punks The Slaughterhouse Chorus will leave this earthly plain in 2019, but before riding off into the sunset the dudes have left you with one last slice of rip-roaring rock ‘n’ roll. “… In The Name of Progress” is available now on glorious 12″ vinyl and download. Catch ’em while you still can.

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Free music

Anytime, any place, find the latest and greatest Built4BBQ releases streaming for free at Built4BBQ Bandcamp page.

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Shorter Faster Dumber

Built4BBQ is stoked to bring present Girth Control‘s brand new 7″ LP masterpiece, Shorter Faster Dumber.

For their second album of ska/punk stupidity, there was only one place for the dudes to go: shorter, faster, and dumber. In the tradition of the legendary Fat Wreck Chords compilation “Short Music for Short People” and countless classic punk rock records, Girth Control set out to write and record a full album that would fit on a single slab of 45 RPM 7″ vinyl. Tracking with superproducer Dan “Dick Rubin” Maddalone and enlisting the help of friends from Charmboy, The Slaughterhouse Chorus, The End Men and more,  Girth Control achieved the impossible dream: a 14-song, 9-minute blast of gleeful punk rock insanity, available on three different colors of glorious transparent vinyl. Pre-order the record now at the link above in your choice of Beer Bong Green, Dorito Orange or Busch Yellow, and pick up your copy at The Low Beat on Friday, November 10 as the band celebrates the album release with Kimono Dragons and Front Business.

See ya in the pit.

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Whole Hog Halloween 4: Troy Night Out

Halloween 2017 flyer

Built4BBQ’s annual Halloween celebration is back for its 4th installment October 27. This year, we’re teaming with WEQX and Troy Night Out to bring a monster of a lineup to the other side of the river. It’s a classic cast of characters, brought together in an exotic new locale to settle the score. Your five dollar ticket includes a front row seat for fearsome fuzz with Charmboy, metal mayhem with Maggot Brain, terrifying twang from the Slaughterhouse Chorus and country-blues chaos from Henry’s Rifle. It’s all going down at River Street Pub in Troy. Costume encouraged, candy provided, kitchen open late. Find more here.

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Heavy Seas

The End Men are back with a brand new EP! Heavy Seas is a small collection of sea adventures, fairy tales and urban stories of pirates, bandits and preachers, all filtered through the undeniably heavy blues our NYC brethren have made their stock and trade.

Get Heavy Seas and dozens of other fine free digital records at built4bbqrecords.bandcamp.com.

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B4BBQ plays GNR

7.21.17 GNR poster

On July 21, 1987, five LA dudes released a little record called “Appetite for Destruction”. 30 years later, an all-star collection of Albany dudes assemble to pay tribute to one of the great, ridiculous pieces of modern rock n roll music. Folks you know from Charmboy, Henry’s Rifle, Maggot Brain, Linear North, The Slaughterhouse Chorus, Kimono Dragons, Girth Control, and more will cease to exist, and for one magical evening Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff and Steven will take to the Pauly’s stage to play Guns N’ Roses’ classic debut album start to finish. Bust out the leather and line up the shots, for one night only we’re turning Central Ave into Sunset Strip.

Supreme bonus: kicking things off, Built4BBQ’s original cover band supergroup Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride make a rare appearance to slay all the hits. Don’t miss.

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The Bonanza is Back!


It’s that time of year again: Built4BBQ’s Star Spangled Bonanza is back for round 4! Join us this Independence Eve on Monday, July 3 at The Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel for our annual celebration of all things awesome and American.

We’ve really outdone ourselves this year. One lonely Lincoln gets you in to see NINE of the finest musical acts our great state has to offer across two stages. Built4BBQ is proud to present: rare Albany appearances of Brooklyn rock ‘n’ rollers The End Men and B4BBQ prodigal punks The Slaughterhouse Chorus, swirldoggin’ with Kimono Dragons, garage rocking from Rechorduroys and The Abyssmals, melodic destruction from The Spirit of Violence, country-blues heartbreak from Henry’s Rifle and Matt Durfee & The Rattling Baddlies, and the world debut of the new Hot Cousin/Charmboy/Kim Akins super-amalgamation Upstate Hussy!

Happy America Day, friends. We’ll see you soon.

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Save the date, dudes.


Lineup coming soon! Spend your Independence Eve with Built4BBQ!

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Get Savage.


FRIDAY! FRIDAY! FRIDAY! The time has finally arrived for you to snap into a full length album by The Savage Randys. Apeshit is 10 tracks of catchy, rippin’ punk rock madness that’ll take you straight to the mat. This one’s been in the works for a while, but we guarantee it’s worth the wait. Celebrate with the dudes at The Low Beat, where they’re making up for lost time with a big stack of new merch to go with the album. Get into it, brother.

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