All Sandwiches are Served with a Side of House Potato Chips; Substitute French Fries for Add'l $1.49 / Sub any other Side for $2.49
Sticky Fingerz Sandwich
our classic original sticky fingerz mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, lettuce, diced tomato and creamy dill dressing
Chicken Cordon Blues
original chicken fingerz swiss cheese, dijon mustard, smoked ham on an Arkansas Fresh Bun
smoked turkey, pineapple, bacon, cheddar cheese on hoagie roll w/ creamy dill dressing side
Pesto Chicken Salad
house made pesto chicken salad with feta cheese, lettuce and diced tomatoes served on sliced jalapeno cornbread
house smoked chicken, swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, sweet mustard on fresh bun
grilled fajita chicken, red onion, pepperjack cheese, bell peppers, sour cream on hoagie roll
swiss cheese, smoked turkey, lettuce, basil pesto mayo on a honey wheat wrap
Kickin Chicken Wrap
sticky fingerz, parmesan, onion, lettuce & caesar dressing in a honey wheat wrap
house smoked pulled pork garlic sriracha slaw, pickle onion served on fresh bun
Fowl Mouth Jerk
grilled chicken in jerk sauce lettuce, tomato, pickled onion, mayo on a hogie roll
smoked ham, pepperoni, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, creamy dill dressing, pepperoncini on a hoagie roll
house smoked pulled pork, swiss cheese, parmesan cheese, horseradish sauce served w/ side of Au Jus
house smoked pulled pork, ham pickle, swiss cheese, mustard on sliced jalapeno cornbread
For Our Veg-Heads
Pepperjack Grilled Cheese
pesto mayo, pepperjack, cheese, tomato on jalapeno cornbread
red onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, lettuce, swiss cheese, mayo, mustard on jalapeno cornbread
All Burgers are Served with a Side of House Potato Chips; Substitute French Fries for Add'l $1.49 / Sub any other Side for $2.49; Our Burgers are served on Fresh Bun (Unless Noted Otherwise); Extras Chili $0.99 / Bacon $1.49 / Jalapeno $0.79 / Grilled Mushrooms $0.99 / 1/3 lb Bagel Patty $1.99
Back Porch Burger
lettuce, tomato, creole mustard, pickle, red onion
FGT Patty Melt
on jalapenos cornbread, fried green tomatoes, pepperjack cheese, spicy sriracha dressing
petit jean smoked ham, swiss cheese, pickle, dijon mustard
Date: 2018-10-19; Time: 8:30pm; Location: with TBA, 18+; Venue: Bonnie Bishop 8:30pm. Grammy-winning Bonnie Bishop delivered her sixth album, 'Ain't Who I Was, ' on May 27th (Thirty Tigers/RED). Produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell), the album features 10 new recordings, including six songs co-written by Bishop. "The fact that this album is done is nothing short of a miracle, " says the radiant 5'10 brunette with her 1, 000-watt smile. "Ain't Who I Was" is the result of me letting go of the dream that I'd built my whole life around: Music. "I was at a show at 3rd & Lindsley one night two weeks before my 35th birthday. I'd been on the road making music for thirteen years and I was still barely scraping by. I had no agent, no manager, and no prospects. The stress of all those years of doing it on my own had started to take its toll and I felt an overwhelming sense of defeat. Then something just snapped. I felt like I was losing my mind. I ended up in the hospital that night after suffering from what the doctor said was a panic attack. He recommended I take some time off, so I went home, packed up my apartment and my cat and drove home to Texas the very next day. "There is an emptiness that comes from being on the road all those years – from sacrificing all meaningful relationships in pursuit of the 'dream.' I realized I had become severely depressed because I had put so much pressure on myself to succeed. That's when I knew I had to let go of all of it, but I had no identity apart from Bonnie Bishop the struggling artist. If I let go of my love of music, what would I become? That was the scary part. Not knowing where my life was going." Like saying goodbye to an old friend, Bishop (37) cut ties with music — even selling her touring van and all of her merchandise — and passionately focused on writing and storytelling, marking an end to a career that had kept her on the road for more than a decade. She was determined to let go of music and she did for the next 18 months. She stopped writing songs and found that writing stories was a way to channel her emotions. On a whim, she applied to Sewanee's prestigious MFA Creative Writing program at Sewanee University of the South and much to her surprise was accepted. That's where she was, in graduate school pursuing her new career in story-writing, when she got a call from Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb. "I had spent a year-and-a-half killing my dream so when Dave Cobb said he wanted to make a record on me I was terrified. But I'd never had an opportunity to work with someone of his caliber, so I said 'yes, ' in spite of my fears." 'Ain't Who I Was' is her most transparent album to date. Armed with songs from her years-deep catalog, she approached the recording process with the innocence, hope and trepidation of a new artist, but with Dave Cobb at her side. "You can hear Bonnie's soul and heart in every note she sings, " says Cobb. "That's what attracted me to Bonnie; the honesty and humility in her songwriting." "Making music again felt different because I was no longer defined by it, " says Bonnie. "I didn't have the pressure of needing to 'succeed' in order to feel good about myself as a person. For the first time, music was fun and I have Dave Cobb to credit for that." She'd grown quite an audience during her dozen-plus years on the road, earning one notable fan in particular, Bonnie Raitt, who decided to record Bishop's own "Not Cause I Wanted To" for her 2012 album 'Slipstream.' Not only did the song earn Bishop her first Grammy award, but it was named "Song Of The Year" by The New York Times' Jon Pareles. Bishop's songs have also been performed by TV star Connie Britton on ABC's prime-time show "Nashville, " and she recently celebrated a second Bonnie Raitt cut. The slide guitar legend recorded "Undone" for her 20th career album 'Dig In Deep, ' which hit stores in February. "I love her work, " Raitt says of Bishop, with whom she shares a first name and a rootsy swagger. "She has a beautiful soul, artistry, honesty and courage. Bonnie is as gifted a prose writer as she is a musician, not to mention she's an incredible singer".
The Black Lillies
Date: 2018-10-24; Time: 8:00pm; Location: with TBA, All Ages; Venue: The Black Lillies. As The Black Lillies reacquainted fans with the band's new look and sound through a series of videos over the course of 2017, a few questions began to percolate in their minds: Is a new album in the works? Was this an indication of the band's new sound? Does Sam Quinn — the band's bass player, harmony vocalist (with an occasional lead) and a partner in the songwriting duties of frontman Cruz Contreras — own a shirt? The short answers: Yes; kind of but not really; and … yeah, but he prefers the weather fine enough to go without. "The Sprinter Sessions" were a series of live videos recorded at stops around the country, from the frozen cityscape of Philadelphia in late winter to the side of a Midwestern backroad with fallow fields stretching to the horizon. In various combinations, the Lillies — Contreras, Quinn, guitarist/songwriter Dustin Schaefer and drummer/songwriter Bowman Townsend — committed themselves to recording a brand new song every week. They weren't lavishly orchestrated or fully fleshed out; sometimes lyrics had been written mere minutes prior to the broadcast. The songs were performed on acoustic instruments still grimy from shows the night before, and the guys didn't bother to pick out their finest threads. Quinn, more often than not, played shirtless. Hence the aforementioned question. "You're putting songs out there that weren't finished, weren't perfectly arranged, and we might barely have been able to perform them, " Contreras says. "We might be tired or hungover, playing them at a truck stop or wherever. It wasn't glamorous — but it held us accountable to that a rate of productivity that was really important, and it kept our fans up to speed with the evolution of the group — even if a lot of them did offer to send us clothes or food!" More than anything else, "The Sprinter Sessions" set the stage for "Stranger to Me, " the new album by the Lillies that drops Sept. 28 on Attack Monkey/Thirty Tigers. It's been a slow roll-out, but the new record is the sound of a band that's been renewed and reinvigorated, anchored to the traditions that made it so beloved by so many but chiseled down to the bare essentials: Four men. Four friends. Four artists, each of whom could rightly put out a solo record tomorrow, tied together by a bond to something that's greater than the sum of its parts. "Going from a six-piece to a four-piece, it's given these guys space to shine and grow and evolve, and the chemistry has gotten better, " says Contreras, who in another life was the mandolin-shredding bandleader of Robinella and the CCstringband, once signed to both the Columbia and Dualtone labels. "These guys have become not just sidemen or guns for hire; they're invested. Their opinions count, and their creativity is as much a part of this record as mine. There are songs that I wrote; that Sam (a veteran of the Americana group The Everybodyfields) wrote; that we wrote in any combination and all of us together. "It's pretty simple, when you get down to that romantic notion of having a band. We rehearse together, we travel together, we hang out together because we're dedicated, and I think the music is really showing that now. For me, it's been years of learning to set your ego aside, but experience teaches you that you have to." Making room for other voices in the band was vital in rekindling Quinn's creative fires. The winner of the 2006 Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and a respected solo artist after The Everybodyfields folded, the well had dried up for him back home in Knoxville until a spot opened in The Black Lillies. Working with Contreras, Townsend and then Schaefer, Quinn says, was akin to tossing gasoline on the smoldering embers of his songwriting chops. "It's like, when the itch hits, that's the time to scratch it, " he said. "Office Depot is now my favorite place. I'm always buying paper and pens and destroying them, because I write all the time. Right now, I'm looking at four legal pads, a notebook, a journal and a bunch of stolen hotel paper. It's a bit of a neurosis, I'm afraid, but I want to be a better writer, and this band is an outlet to become that." The Black Lillies were conceived during a particularly emotional period in Contreras' life. A divorce, a disassembling of his old band and a 9-to-5 job driving a truck left him with days of turbulent thoughts and nights alternating between pen-and-paper and a guitar to put them into some semblance of order. "Whiskey Angel, " released in 2009, was a springboard to a whirlwind career revival, and within two years, the band had notched several national tours, landed on the hot list of countless publications and appeared everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry stage to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Other records — "100 Miles of Wreckage, " "Runaway Freeway Blues, " "Hard to Please" — helped define a sound that was rooted in distinct male-female harmonies, intricate instrumentalism and emotionally charged lyrics that look toward the hope of a new day dawning, regardless of the darkness of broken hearts and bereft spirits. Around the making of "Hard to Please, " however, the band faced its biggest challenge to date — losing key members, integrating new ones and facing a future that meant changing musical directions. Contreras, however, rose to the challenge, drawing inspiration from some of the titans of the genre in which the Lillies often find themselves categorized: The Eagles and Wilco, just to name a few. "We think about those favorite records of ours, those masterpiece records, and they're no filler, all killer, " he says. "We grew up listening to records like that, so we thought, 'Let's go for it. Let's stack it.' It should be nothing but keepers, and there really shouldn't be five seconds of, 'Oh, they didn't know what to do here.' Everything should be purposeful." When the dust settled, he found himself with the right set of players: Quinn, who won songwriting awards and was once a labelmate of the Avett Brothers during his time in The Everybodyfields; Schaefer, a guitar wizard and a veteran of the Texas alt-country band Mickey and The Motorcars; and Townsend, the youngest member of the band who was brought in on drums in 2005 and has quickly become the group's veteran anchor. "Bowman brought that positive attitude, that work ethic, and for me, he's been the guy, " Contreras says. "When Sam joined the band, we were getting a rock star. This guy's been around the block, done it all and succeeded. He's written great songs, played big stages and had the band that will go down in music history as one of the seminal ones in the genre. With Dustin, he had moved to Nashville to pursue a solo career, but when he joined up, we all got along and played well together. "With all of these guys, we kind of hit the ground running. I think there's mutual respect there on a creative level — we're very different personalities, we make very different types of music and have very different writing styles, but we recognize that when we work together, we come up with something new and different that none of us could do on our own." Although "Stranger to Me" is a distinct milestone in a career arc that continues to climb, lead-off track "Ten Years" is the bridge to the band's previous efforts. A gentle country rocker gives Contreras room to croon, and his vocals — reminiscent of a young Randy Travis or Dan Tyminski — demonstrate just how much he's evolved as a singer since he stepped up to the mic for the first time on "Whiskey Angel." By track two — "Midnight Stranger" — the guys lasso a classic rock groove in the vein of Bad Company, and listeners will realize that any governor on the throttle of this remodeled machine has been yanked and discarded. By track three — "Weighting, " one of Quinn's three leads — the Lillies are waist-deep in a maelstrom of new tricks that both dazzle and satisfy. "This is Sam out of the gate — he wrote all of the lyrics, all of the chords, the entire arrangement, " Contreras says. "It's a rocker from the beginning, and thanks to Jamie (Candiloro, a veteran producer of Ryan Adams and R.E.M. who shepherded the making of "Stranger to Me" at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, N.C.), it became something more. He's an engineer, so he can come in and engineer this thing in a way so that it captures the natural intensity of a live Black Lillies performance with the quality of a studio production. "Jamie forced us to all sing all the vocals at the same time — 'When you sing together with people, you sing differently than you do alone, ' he would tell us — and before, it would be me singing solo and then the guys adding their voices. For this one, I was singing with Sam and Dustin at the same time, and it became more cohesive, more robust. Bigger." For Quinn, moving from the contemplative folk of The Everybodyfields into the bigger, bolder arena of the Lillies has allowed him to tap into a more vigorous style for which his skills are equally adept. "When I was in my late teens and 20s and early 30s, I was sponge-like absorbed into sad or depressing music, but this is the other side of the spectrum, " he said. "This was making a rock album — having to get yer ya-yas out, using lots of piss, lots of vinegar … just real groovy stuff. And then when Dustin joined up, he was originally hired as a shred guitarist, but what we didn't know that the secret weapon was, are his wicked high harmony vocals. That was just pivotal, and it kind of changed the name of the game." The band wears its influences on its sleeve for every song of the new record. Laurel Canyon breezes blow up dust from the SoCal desert on the Eagles-tinged "Out of the Blue, " Townsend pounds out a methodical rhythm that sets the stage for glorious harmonies on "Don't Be Afraid, " and "No Other Way" sounds like a distant cousin of Wilco's "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" with its freight-train hooks, courtesy of Schaefer's six-string alchemy that manages to lift every song from great to sublime. "Snakes and Telephones, " another lead by Quinn, swirls with psychedelic overtones and torch ballad longing. "We put 13 songs on it, but we had trouble pairing it down to 13 — and that's a good problem to have, because we're already talking about doing a follow-up, acoustic EP of the ones that got cut, " Contreras says. "Will we do it? Who knows. Will Sam be wearing a shirt when we do it? Who knows! "We just don't want to be a throwback band. We want what we do to sound new and fresh and modern, and I think even the album cover of 'Stranger to Me' represents that. It's sharp, and it's smart, and the mountains are a nod to both recording in Asheville and the house we did a lot of the pre-production in, which was this 1960s, modern-nouveaux place that looks like it belongs in the Hollywood Hills. And that ties back into the fact that while there's a mountain quality to this record, it's a departure as well. "We're venturing out from a pure East Tennessee sound, and hopefully that comes through, " he adds. "Our voices, especially mine and Sam's, are unique to that region, but production wise, we wanted this to really reflect the direction in which we're going".
Date: 2018-10-25; Time: 9:00pm; Location: with TBA 18+; Venue: Bully 9pm. Fronted by Alicia Bognanno, Bully was born in 2013. Bognanno was an engineer who had cut her teeth working at Electrical Audio in Chicago. Together with guitarist Clayton Parker and Reece Lazarus on bass, they made a debut album received unanimous critical acclaim and Bognanno became a point of intrigue. A rock icon in the making, with her signature scream, messy blonde hair hanging in her face, and formidable skills as both a player and a engineer who prefers recording to tape. The coarse Cobain head-scream of Bully singer, songwriter and guitarist Alicia Bognanno is its own resuscitating jolt of protest, said Pitchfork. She spends much of Feels Like tearing the house down with her howl. The success propelled the band into an exhaustive touring cycle with spots on huge festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapallooza, Pitchfork Music Festival and ACL and a late night appearance on Conan. While Feels Like tumbled headlong into the precarious nature of Bognanno's young adult life, Losing is a document of the complexity of growth: navigating breakups with sensitivity, learning not to run away from your troubles but to face them no matter how messy they may be. The debut single, Feel The Same is the album opener. Like an electric-shock Bognanno is back in your face tackling the angst of a young person feeling their way through the world. The song describes the prison of a manic mind-set, being trapped in your own head. On Seeing Itshe addresses the issue of personal safety and navigating the world as a woman. On Runningshe focuses on personal relationships and the avoidance of facing the demise of a personal relationship. Losing is an internal, carefully focused record, a universalized diary and an exorcism"not of any one specific demon, but the host of them that characterize contemporary anxieties. Bully are growing up, sure, but their fire is in no way diminishing.
Randall Shreve & The Devilles
Date: 2018-10-27; Time: 09:00; Location: with TBA, w/o 18+; Venue: Randall Shreve & The Devilles 9pm. Randall Shreve brings his own wine-soaked flavor of indie rock to audiences around the country. His music, which has been described as "Vaudeville Rock," derives its unmistakable sound from influences such as Queen, Muse, The Beatles, and Jeff Buckley, but plays them against the dark and sultry backdrop of cabaret. While the rock is thoroughly modern, it exudes the ambition, grit and glamour of Old Hollywood, and manages to transport the listener back in time to an earlier era. Fans have come to expect not only exceptional musicianship from his live shows, but a unique entertainment experience. They never leave disappointed.
Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons
Date: 2018-11-01; Time: 8:30pm; Location: with TBA, 18+; Venue: Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons. Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons pack the biggest punch of their career with Homemade Vision (2016). Like the band's debut, Hey Kid — an album whose kickoff track, "Athens, " earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — Homemade Vision was recorded in the Howlin' Moons' hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, though, coaxed into life by a group of roots-rock road warriors who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, Homemade Vision is the sort of wide-ranging record that creates its own geography, building an imaginary place where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Lucinda Williams all intersect. It's also the work of a genuine band. Chris Connor's guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley's voice, while Billy Zehnal's bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. Inspired by love, heartbreak, and everything in between, Homemade Vision is a battle cry from a band that's spent years fighting the good fight, carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana along the way.
Date: 2018-11-03; Time: 9:00pm; Location: with TBA 18+; Venue: deFrance. "It's the way of the road", has quickly become a familiar saying among the members of deFrance. With over 400 national shows, numerous tour announcements & openings/shared bills with ZZ Top, Robert Randolph, Whiskey Myers, & Kenny Wayne Shepherd under their belt, the guys have labored tirelessly since forming in Feb. 2015 to earn such titles as "Road Warriors" & "Hardest working band in Arkansas". Looking into the future, the band is excited about its new lineup and expects to release new material under a label in 2018 & continue their journey of spreading the gospel of Rock & Roll across the country & throughout the world!
Date: 2018-11-08; Time: 8:30pm; Location: with The Mallett Brothers Band, 18+; Venue: Read Southall. Formed In Stillwater Oklahoma, The Read Southall Band is comprised of 4 native Oklahoman's. Read Southall (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) Reid Barber (drums) Jeremee Knipp (Bass) JT Perry (Lead Guitar and harmonies). With all members having different influences in music, they have come together to create a unique red dirt/southern rock sound. With overdriven guitars and heavy drums the Read Southall Band aims to deliver a rock and roll experience at every show.
Date: 2018-11-10; Time: 9:00pm; Location: with TBA. 18+. Venue: Southern Avenue 9pm. Southern Avenue is a Memphis street that runs from the easternmost part of the city limits all the way to Soulsville, the original home of Stax Records. Southern Avenue is also the name of a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies its home city's soul, blues and gospel traditions, while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all their own. "If Memphis music is a genre, this is it!" proclaims American Blues Scene, and Rock 103FM calls Southern Avenue, "The most-talked-about band in Memphis." Their self-titled debut album is a breath of fresh air with its own unique blend of gospel- tinged R&B vocals, roots/blues-based guitar work and soul-inspired songwriting. And Southern Avenue's upcoming release on the fabled Stax label is a testament to the young combo's talent and vision. Southern Avenue features five young but seasoned musicians who came from diverse musical and personal backgrounds to create music that spans their wide-ranging musical interests, while showcasing the powerful chemistry that the group has honed through stage and studio experience. Southern Avenue encompasses Memphis-born, church-bred sisters Tierinii and Tikyra Jackson, respectively a soulful, charismatic singer and a subtle, powerful drummer; guitarist Ori Naftaly, an Israeli-born blues disciple who first came to America as an acclaimed solo artist; versatile jazz-inspired bassist Daniel McKee; and the band's newest addition, keyboardist Jeremy Powell, an early alumnus of Stax's legendary music academy. The band members' diverse skills come together organically on Southern Avenue, scheduled for release on February 24, 2017 via Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group. Produced by Kevin Houston (North Mississippi Allstars, Lucero, Patty Griffin), the 10-song album features guest appearances from Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and trumpeter Marc Franklin of the Bo-Keys. But it's Southern Avenue's own potent musical chemistry that drives such sublimely soulful originals as "Don't Give Up, " "What Did I Do, " "It's Gonna Be Alright, " "Love Me Right" and "Wildflower." The band also pays tribute to its roots with an incandescent reading of Ann Peebles' Memphis soul classic "Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love." The seeds for Southern Avenue's birth were planted when Ori Naftaly, who'd grown up in Israel with a deeply rooted passion for American blues and funk, came to Memphis in 2013 to compete in the prestigious International Blues Challenge. That experience led to Naftaly moving permanently to Memphis and successfully touring the United States with his own band. Although his talents were embraced by American audiences, Naftaly felt constrained in his own band, feeling the need to include a more expansive, collaborative musical vision. That opportunity arrived when he met Memphis native Tierinii Jackson, who'd gotten her start singing in church, before performing in a series of cover bands and theatrical projects. According to Ori, "When I saw Tierinii perform, I thought, 'This is why I came to America.' I met her and we clicked. At our first rehearsal, she told me that her sister was a drummer, and she thought it would be great to have her in the band. We had such a good vibe, and suddenly I didn't care so much about my solo thing." "I initially clicked with Ori really well, but it was his project, " Tierinii remembers. "Then he came to me and said 'I want this band to be a collaboration, I want this to be our vision and our music.' So we started writing together, and that's when I realized that we were really the same, musically." "We started over, " Naftaly continues. "We threw out most of the songs I'd been playing in my solo band, and Tierinii and I wrote a whole new set, and we became Southern Avenue. The more we played together, the closer we got, and the more we became a family. We started getting a different kind of crowd, and from there things escalated quickly." "Ori said, 'My band is done, this is y'all's band, '" Tierinii recalls. "We all quit our other gigs and started focusing on this, working and writing and living together in a way that you don't experience when you're playing somebody else's music. Now we're playing songs that we wrote ourselves and we're playing them from our hearts. That is when I realized that we had something special." Despite not having a record deal, Southern Avenue quickly found success touring in America and Europe. They won additional attention playing some prestigious festivals and competing in the International Blues Challenge, in which they represented Memphis. Less than a year after the band's formation, they were signed to the resurgent Stax label. "I feel like being on Stax is a responsibility, " says Tierinii. "I grew up in Memphis, seeing the name Stax everywhere. It was a constant presence, and now it's up to us to live up to that. I feel like this band can be a platform to do a lot of positive things for the city of Memphis. I want to change the world, but Memphis is home." Tierinii views Southern Avenue as "a perfect soundtrack to our first year together. We wrote these songs in our first nine months of being a band. We'd all done so many things and come from so many different places, but the music represents all of us. "It's been a real crash course, " she continues. "We haven't been a band for very long, but what we have feels very special, and it's made us a strong unit. I think that we represent something that people need to see right now." "This band has already made our dreams come true, " Ori concludes. "I've waited all my life to be in a band like this, and it's amazing to me that I get to play with these people every night. Our goal is to keep doing this for a long time and leave our mark. We're trying to build a legacy".
Day of Show$12.00
The Drunken Hearts
Date: 2018-11-11; Time: 8:00pm; Location: with TBA, 18+; Venue: The Drunken Hearts. An electrifying force of Americana music From their humble inception as an acoustic trio, The Drunken Hearts have grown into an electric five-piece that is captivating audiences across the country. In those few years, the Colorado-based group has managed to make a name for itself in a state that is known for producing and cultivating world-class music. The band fearlessly bottles a tempestuous, yet honest brand of American music — infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic instruments, and crafting thoughtful songs that are resonating with crowds everywhere. Originally an outlet for lead singer and acoustic guitarist, Andrew McConathy, he knew the band needed to expand musically to satisfy his growing songbook of material. With their latest release, Love & Thirst, the band's journey is clear and truthful, letting the listener in beneath the love and loss that has shaped the band and it's members. With the track "Want You Back, " their rowdy guitar-riff rock and country influences are showcased, while the title track "Love & Thirst" conveys a more delicate sentiment through both the music and lyrical delivery. Following the 2016 release of Love & Thirst, the band toured the country from coast-to-coast, with stops at famed venues and festivals, such as Electric Forest, Vertex, Fayetteville Roots Fest, Hangtown Music Festival, and the band's own YarmonyGrass, among others. Very much in their element on the festival scene, Tyra Sutak (Elevation Outdoors Magazine) described her experience as being "Magnetic. It's one of the only words my buddy and I could agree on to describe the feeling of the first time we caught Colorado-based band, The Drunken Hearts, live".
Day of Show$10.00
Date: 2018-11-14; Time: 8:00pm; Location: with Braison Cyrus, 18+; Venue: Birdtalker. Zack and Dani were married in 2012 and soon after their wedding tried writing a couple songs together. They liked it, so they wrote a couple more. Andy, a friend from college and very talented drummer, was into the songs and started beating on stuff while Zack and Dani played them. It sounded good. While these 3 were playing the songs at Shakespeare in the Park one August afternoon, Brian became interested in adding his immense talent to the mix as well and began playing along with mandolin and guitar. It sounded even better. Birdtalker as these 4 members wrote and practiced for about a year when yet another talented friend and Birdtalker's biggest fan, Jesse, expressed interest in lending his bass sounds to the band. It is the combination of each member's specific offerings that gives Birdtalker the life and sound that it now possesses. And it doesn't hurt that they all like each other a heck of a lot, too. Zack and Dani write songs as a way to share ideas they care about and sentiments they feel deeply. Playing music has proven to be a powerful avenue for connection and communion, within the band as well as with listeners. Birdtalker's hope is simply that the more music they write and share, the more true and vulnerable interactions may be born from it.
Day of Show$15.00
Under 21, 18+
Micky & The Motorcars
Date: 2018-11-16; Time: 9:00pm; Location: with TBA, 18+; Venue: Micky and the Motorcars. A lifetime of work has gone into getting Micky and The Motorcars to the forefront of Americana Music, which is where they currently stand. Micky and Gary Braun have been playing music their entire lives and come from a family of people that have always done the same thing. The boys' paternal grandparents were both full-time musicians, and their earliest memories are of watching their father play with his brothers in The Braun Brother's Band. Later, with four boys of his own, their father Muzzie Braun, formed a family Western Swing Band. The family toured the United States, making two appearances on The Tonight Show as well as taking the stage at The Grand Ol' Opry. This laid the ground work for what was to come. After nine years, Micky and Gary went on to form Micky and The Motorcars while their brothers founded Reckless Kelly. Since music and family go hand in hand, it is with this family spirit in mind that the boys continue on their path.
Day of Show$12.00
The Stolen Faces
Date: 2018-11-17; Time: 9:30pm; Location: No Opening Act, 18+; Venue: The Stolen Faces. The Stolen Faces play the songs of the Grateful Dead with the spirited and soulful center of a well-seasoned jam band. Based in Nashville, TN, this group was formed from a mutual love of the classic American songbook created by the Dead. Truckin' around the Southeast, they take their set lists from that deep catalog of material, plus a few songs the band covered. In the spirit of the Grateful Dead, The Stolen Faces interpret this timeless music with their own unique musical energy and style.
Day of Show$10.00
Date: 2018-11-30; Time: 9:00pm; Location: with TBA. 18+. Venue: The Artisanals 9pm. The Artisanals are a Charleston, SC based band that coalesced in late 2016. Fronted by the Charleston City Paper's 2015 Singer-Songwriter of the Year, Johnny Delaware (formerly of SUSTO) and an all-star cast of local musicians, the Americana rock outfit has already shared the stage with global powerhouse Band of Horses on several U.S. dates. Having also played with Americana mainstays Nikki Lane, J. Roddy Walston, Daniel Romano, and Dylan LeBlanc, the band is set to break out in 2018 and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Paste Magazine, Daytrotter, PopMatters, & more. Produced by The Artisanals with Wolfgang Zimmerman, the forthcoming LP Literally, Anywhere is the first ever record to come out of the Magic Barn–a studio-converted barn in Iowa that was built around the Neve console and gear from New York City's now-defunct Magic Shop Studio. Open from 1988 until March of 2016, the Magic Shop was a sought-after studio beloved by countless legends like Lou Reed and Blondie, for its vintage gear. Arcade Fire tracked The Suburbs there, and David Bowie recorded his last two albums, including Blackstar, at the Soho spot. With sonic influences ranging from the dream-pop work of George Harrison ("Angel 42") to the stone-cold radio hits of bands like the Killers ("Roll With It"), the nine-track LP showcases Delaware and Houle's knack for writing hooks as well as their ear for quality production. The album utilizes everything from a gong, organ, piano, sitar, French horn, trombone, and koto, to a string section sourced from the nearby University of Iowa. There's no filler here; from start to finish, this record is a straight banger.
Date: 2018-12-06; Time: 8:00pm. Location:with TBA. 18+. Venue: Josh Ward 8pm. "I have that disease where I think every song has to be a hit. If it's mediocre, I won't do it." -Josh Ward. For most independent music artists, a bold statement like this could easily be waved off as a "head in the clouds" sentiment from a young and naive dreamer, but from Houston native Josh Ward, it just so happens to be a bona fide fact. Since the release of both his second studio album "Promises" and his latest studio album "Holding Me Together, " Josh has amassed seven consecutive #1hits on the Texas Regional Radio Chart over two solid years and counting, distinguishing him as a new generation heavy weight champion of old school country music. Through tenacity and hard work Josh has grown into one of the most respected and appreciated musicians in the state. A well versed songsmith with a hauntingly traditional voice, his honest and visceral delivery of every song compels audiences to feel his lyrics with him as he takes them on his musical journey. Fellow songwriter Mike Ethan Messick once said of Josh, "Josh Ward sings like Mike Tyson hits hard." Josh Ward found his voice singing old gospel hymns in church when he was knee high to a grasshopper. In high school, while riding in the rodeo circuit, he discovered Willie, Waylon, Merle, Jones and Strait, and found himself feeling like a string of chords being perfectly strummed by those legendary sounds. That feeling inspired him to pick up a guitar and start singing in the parking lots of rodeo events. The reactions and encouragements he spurred from peers and onlookers led him to form his first band and hit the local honky tonk circuit in 2003. Needing something to sell to the demands of a swelling fan base, he recorded his first EP "Hard Whiskey, " the title track being to this day one of his most requested at live shows. It was in 2012 when Ward truly found his stride with the release of his first full length album "Promises, " produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, Greg Hunt. It seemed clear that radio had discovered their new banner artist in Ward with all five singles hitting the Top 20 on the Texas Music charts, three of those scoring #1' -almost unheard of for a debut artist. Ward wrapped up 2013 as the Texas Regional Radio's New Male Vocalist of the Year. When it came time to get back in the studio for his next album, Ward knew just where he was going…back to Rosewood Studios in Tyler, TX with the return of Greg Hunt behind the sound board. Ward credits the hidden jewel studio as the place where he found his sound, and Hunt as the wizard who pulled it out of him. Their work on Ward's third full length album "Holding Me Together" (released October 2015) proved yet another triumphant collaboration. All five singles went to #1 on the TRRR Chart starting with "Highway, " the 12-cylinder engine that takes you steadily through the steep grade and back down to TRRR's Song of the Year, "Whiskey & Whitley, " with its bottomless tear-jerking come-on's. Through many more miles of winding peaks and valleys on hits like "Somewhere Between Right & Wrong, " "Broken Heart, " and the newest number one single "Change My Mind, " what this album gives you is the white-knuckle roller coaster ride Ward intended you to have. A thrill that translates meticulously to the stage with live performances that not only mirror the studio versions, but as a whole, has only one singular motive…to hold you hostage on the dance floor.
Day of Show$15.00
Date: 2018-12-12; Time: 8:00pm; Location: All Ages; Venue: Chris Duarte. To classify Chris Duarte simply as a Blues Man is an understatement. In his own words, "rockin' blues" or "punk blues" describes him best. "Ferocious blues" also fits. Legend has it that Chris will play so hard that his fingers bleed in a set. The legend is true. Photos attest. Chris Duarte is a road warrior playing more than 150 dates a year. As well, Chris has headlined major festivals and clubs throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Chris is a savant, a sorcerer of tone, a master at channeling the spirits and sounds of great musicians of our past, while remaining completely recognizable in his own sound. He has shared his stage with many of the greatest musicians of our time as well as the multitude of "young lions" and local musicians he meets on the road. From his many years as a side man in Austin, he easily changes roles from front to side, graciously allowing all to share the conversation of the jam. Chris Duarte's music is ever changing. In many interviews, he has said "Music must evolve." His own early offerings often become magical journeys into changing tempo and jazzy interludes before returning to their core. With such a vast catalog of recordings, there are no two shows alike. Every set list is different, and each song may be offered distinctly, based on the feel of a show and the audience. For those reasons, loyal fans often return to a Chris Duarte show again and again, and always walk away awed and satisfied to have witnessed such a legendary, but humble guitarist.
Day of Show$13.00
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STICKYZ ROCK N' ROLL CHICKEN SHACK is Little Rock's original gourmet chicken finger and live music shake shack located in the beautiful River Market District.
We're a live music & tasty food joint, located in downtown Little Rock in the heart of the River Market. Come listen to some tunes and enjoy some of our famous chicken fingers!