Well, friends, as 2014 comes to a close, we reflect back on a year of the highest highs and lowest lows, a tumultuous 365 that gave us the Kimono Dragons, a Henry’s Rifle album and the Entree sampler, but took away our beloved Pistolwhips and Valentines Music Hall. Some things change, some things stay the same, and we look forward to ringing in 2015 and the THIRD (!) year of Built4BBQ with all of you wonderful folks. What will the new year bring? Well, can’t nobody predict the future, but here’s our wish list:
- BBQ sampler #3, Dessert.
- New stuff from Henry’s Rifle, Kimono Dragons, Rival Galaxies, Charmboy and The Slaughterhouse Chorus.
- The return of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Straight Jacket Escape.
- The rise of Girth Control.
- A decent burrito place in Albany (come back to us, Bros Tacos!)
Is that too much ask? Only time will tell.
And of course, we’ve still got a few more chances for you to get loose in 2014. A few recommended activities to get you through the holidays:
December 11: Linear North, Nobody For President & Broken Spirit at the Low Beat.
We hear it’ll be Linear North’s last appearance for a while, so don’t screw this up.
December 20: Girthday Party at the Shred Shack.
Bob might finally be old enough to rent a car, so party in style with the statistically impossible second show by Slaughterhouse Chorus shit-ska-punk sideproject Girth Control.
EQX New Year’s Eve with Northern Faces, Stellar Young & The Slaughterhouse Chorus at the Hollow.
Ring in the new year with an increasingly rare set from the Chorus, plus two fine 518 bands making big waves in a national way. $10, or get the most bang for your buck with a dinner/open bar/show package. All class.
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