A Stickyz specialty! Served with handcut spice-sprinkled tortilla strips
Homemade and served with handcut spice-sprinkled tortilla strips
Sausage and Cheese Plate
A combination of smoked sausage slices, smoky cheddar cheese cubes, pepperoncini peppers and saltine crackers
Finger Lickin' Chicken Nachos
Chopped grilled chicken atop warm tortilla strips with queso cheese, diced tomatoes, jalapeño slices and chopped lettuce. Served with a side of sour cream and picante
Shoestring fries under a blanket of bacon and cheddar cheese
Almost Famous Quesadillas
Battered chicken fingerz covered in two kinds of cheese, spicy voodoo sauce, crisp bacon and diced tomatoes. Served in a grilled flour tortilla
Grilled Veggie Quesadillas
Onions, bell peppers and mushroom slices sandwiched between mozzarella and cheddar cheeses in a large flour tortilla. Add grilled or sticky chicken for a little bit extra
A homemade blend of parmesan, mozzarella and baked artichokes. Served with warm tortilla strips
Can't decide? Try a sampling of fried button mushrooms, original sticky fingerz, batter-dipped pickles and melted mozzarella sticks. Served with creamy dill and marinara dippin' sauces
Handcut fresh daily from 100% white breast meat, our tasty chicken fingerz are sure to get you rockin'. Each order comes with 6 fingerz, a buttermilk biscuit and up to 2 homemade dippin' sauces
Jalapeño / Ginger
Sweet & Sour
All of our delicious sauces are made in-house
Sweet & Sour
French Quarter Pizzas
Served on a toasted loaf of French bread, covered in our award winning pizza sauce & topped with melted mozzarella cheese
Pepperoni and mozzarella cheese
Mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and spicy tomatoes
Pepperoni, ham, smoked sausage, onions and bell peppers
Build Your Own
Choose any of these 3 toppings: pepperoni, mushroom, onion, bell pepper, ham, turkey, smoked sausage, spicy tomatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, pineapple or grilled chicken
These hot grinders are grilled up fresh and served with potato chips and a pepper. Substitute fries or add bacon to any sammie for just a little extra
Smoked turkey and sweet pineapple are the perfect match with melted cheddar cheese and crispy bacon strips on top of a toasted hoagie. Creamy dill sauce on the side is just right for dunkin' this delicious specialty
Grilled chunk chicken and pepperjack cheese with sauteed onions, bell peppers and diced tomatoes. Topped with sour cream and served in a hoagie roll
Smoked jive turkey with mozzarella cheese, diced tomatoes and creole mustard
Sliced roast beef, swiss and parmesan cheeses served with au jus
Spicy smoked sausage sammich with grilled onions and green peppers, hot pepperjack cheese and creole mustard
Smoked ham and pepperoni with mozzarella cheese, diced pepperoncini peppers, melted cheddar cheese and creamy dill dressing
Sticky Fingerz Sammich
The best fried chicken sammich you'll ever taste! Original chicken fingerz with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, diced tomatoes, lettuce and creamy dill dressing on a hoagie roll
Red onions, bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, spicy tomatoes, swiss cheese, lettuce, mustard and mayo on marble rye bread
Pulled pork shoulder with our spicy homemade "q" sauce, diced pickles and cole slaw on a toasted burger bun
Smoked turkey reuben with sauerkraut, swiss cheese and creole mustard on marble rye bread
Sliced roast beef with sautéed onions and peppers, creole mustard and swiss cheese on a hoagie roll
Smoky chicken and swiss cheese with crisp bacon, fresh lettuce and sweet mustard on a grilled burger bun
Burgers & Stuff
Served with chips, unless other side noted. Substitute fries for a little extra
Back Porch Burger
1/2 pound patty served on a grilled bun and topped with green lettuce, diced tomatoes, creole mustard, pickles and red onions
1/2 pound blackened burger topped with bacon strips, swiss cheese, lettuce, spicy tomatoes and mayo
1/2 pound burger topped with our spicy voodoo sauce, bleu cheese crumbles and lettuce on a grilled bun
1/2 pound patty served bunless with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce and spicy tomato
Sausage link served doggy-style with sauerkraut, creole mustard, pickles and cheddar cheese
Chicken Twin Tacos
Two delicious soft flour tacos plumply packed with grilled fajita chicken, lettuce, spicy tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese
Deep-fried chicken chimichanga filled with onions, peppers and sour cream sauce then topped with delicious queso cheese. Served with a side of rice
Large Soups & Homemade Salads
Dressing choices: Creamy Dill, Caesar, Sweet Mustard, Bleu Cheese, House Italian Vinegrette or Fat Free Sun-Dried Tomato Basil
Sticky Fingerz Salad
Original chicken fingerz on a fresh lettuce bed with shredded cheddar cheese, bleu cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes and pecan pieces
This powerful mix is high in protein and even higher in flavor. Smoked turkey, ham and fajita chicken served chilled on a bed of iceberg lettuce with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses
Southern Caesar Salad
Fresh fried chicken fingerz on a lettuce bed with parmesan cheese and caesar dressing. Served with a biscuit
Sweet & sour sticky fingerz with spicy tomatoes and red onions on a fresh lettuce bed, finished with chow mein noodles
Your choice, smoky chicken or pulled pork, drizzled in our spicy sweet BBQ sauce with red onions and chopped pickles
Green Day Salad
Fresh red onions, green peppers, spicy tomatoes and mushrooms on fresh lettuce with mozzarella cheese
Small serving of mixed greens with cheddar cheese and spicy tomato topping
Smoky Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Baked Potato Soup
Platters that Matter
Each platter comes with your choice of one side, a house salad and a buttermilk biscuit
Grilled chicken breast in our rich garlic sauce
Our delicious original chicken fried chicken breast butterflied under warm creamy cravy
Chicken Red Rocks
Grilled chicken breast topped with sautéed onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and smothered in our queso sauce
It's your choice, smoky pulled pork or chicken in our spicy sweet BBQ
Original chicken fried chicken served under warm marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese
Chopped hamburger steak smothered in our garlic sauce and covered in melted cheddar cheese and sautéed mushrooms
Lemon Chicken Oregano
Grilled chicken breast finished with a wicked lemon oregano sauce and served on a bed of rice
Flaps & Wraps
Smoked ham and turkey, bacon, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, with creamy dill dressing and spicy tomatoes served in a warm seasoned crepe
An extra cheesy blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses with tomatoes and creamy dill dressing served in a warm seasoned crepe
Kokomo Club Wrap
Smoked turkey, bacon, lettuce, cheddar cheese and creamy cilantro sauce wrapped in a warm flour tortilla
Kickin' Chicken Wrap
Chicken fingerz, parmesan, lettuce, red onions and caesar dressing make this wrap dee-licious
Yummy sweets & treats
The James Brownie
It'll make you feel good!! A warm chocolate chip & walnut brownie under caramel sauce with a cold vanilla ice cream scoop
Homemade Banana Pudding
With vanilla wafers, sautéed banana slices, whipped cream and pecans
Southern Fried Cheescake
This delicious cheesecake is served hot on the outside and cold on the inside drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce
$7.99. Weekdays from 11am - 3pm. Dine-In Only. Includes a soft drink and your choice of:
Smirnoff Grape Vodka, Peach Schnapps, sweet & sour, cranberry juice and a splash of Sprite
Rex Goliath - Pinot Noir
Rex Goliath - Merlot
Foxbrook - White Zinfadel
Rex Goliath - Pinot Grigio
Foxbrook - Cabernet Sauvignon
Foxbrook - Chardonnay
Cold Beers - Bottled
Bud Light Lime
Dos Equis Special
Woodchuck Amber Cider
Marshall Atlas IPA
Leibinger Seeradler Plus
Marshall Sundown Wheat
Cold Beers - Pints
Diamond Bear Pale Ale
Sam Adams Seasonal
Angry Orchard Apple Cider
Cold Beers - Cans
Pabst Blue Ribbon
When: 15 Mar 2018; Time: 9pm; Location: with Dylan Earl; 18+. Birdcloud is Makenzie and Jasmin from East Nashville and Cottontown, respectively. Birdcloud met in Murfreesboro and immediately didn't like each other. At a party in 2009 they had some whiskeys and became friends and started dicking around on guitar, writing their first song, a song about going down on your best friend, now lost to the sands of time. Despite a lukewarm reception at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, they have been sitting on each other's faces ever since, showing each other their bruises and generally doing whatever they want when it works out that way.
Day of Show$13.00
Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo
When: 16 Mar 2018; Time: 9pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. "There's a sound forming in the River Valley. It's a smooth bluesy rhythm infused with folk and old country lyrics. And it slides along the raspy edge of power rock distortion. It's the new sound of genuine Arkansas music, and leading the way in this Southern sonic revolution is Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo" - About Magazine.
The Stolen Faces
When: 17 Mar 2018; Time: 9pm; Location: No Opening Act; 18+. 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.
Smooth Hound Smith
When: 23 Mar 2018; Time: 8pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin' American roots duo comprised of "One-Man-Band" Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, and currently based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints. The duo has traveled over 100,000 road miles, playing over 500 shows in over 30 states in the last two-and-a-half years. Their eponymous debut album garnered attention from media outlets such as Nashville's independent radio, WRLT Lightning 100, as well as publications like American Songwriter and RELIX Magazine. They were also selected over thousands of other bands to perform at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, headlined by Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and more. In addition, the music of Smooth Hound Smith has been featured on ABC's Nashville, MTV's The Real World, and the Esquire Network.
When: 24 Mar 2018; Time: 9pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. Formed in the Fort Worth area in 1999, Spoonfed Tribe is a musical/visual group known for mesmerizing live shows combining hypnotic walls of percussion, psychedelic sonics and mind-expanding visuals. Since their debut, the Tribe has remained on the road, building a sizeable fan base inspired by appearances at music fests including Lollapalooza, Joshua Tree, Voodoo Music Experience and Wakarusa, sharing bills with acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Flaming Lips, Nine Inch Nails, Blues Traveler, Galactic and many more. The band has released 8 albums, including 2010's Live from DFW and 2008's Public Service Announcement. The New album is called "Enjoy the Ride" and was Released in May 2013.
Day of Show$10.00
When: 25 Mar 2018; Time: 7:30pm: Location: with Hell Camino; 18+. FOOLS' BREW is on a mission to tear up every stage they play with straightforward, beer-soaked, Midwest-bred metal. The Chicago four-pack of fury cut their teeth playing bars and clubs all around Chicago. In the early months of 2012 they rocked The Rave in Milwaukee while opening for Korn. 2013 saw the FOOLS win the Chicago Battle of the Bands at Reggie's Rock Club, play the main stage at Congress Theater, and headline shows around the city. Their EP "This Side of Sanity" served as a coming out party as they showcased their raucous live set across the Midwest playing venues in Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and Bloomington; opened for Kyng, Kill Devil Hill, Soulfly, Butcher Babies, Crobot, and Upon A Burning Body; and packed shows back home at some of the Chicago area's premier rock venues. For their new EP, they enlisted the help of veteran producer Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter Studios, creating the fiery six tracks that are "The Reckoning", which saw radio play on over 90 stations nationwide. Building on that success, they've spent early 2017 playing shows across five states as part of their "Run for the Border Tour" and releasing their new single "The Parade". The FOOLS show no signs of slowing as the Brew Crew keeps growing.
When: 7 Apr 2018; Time: 8:30pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he's a country singer and songwriter. Country music, as it was, is and always should be, with boots firmly standing on the bedrock of tradition and an eye focused on taking it into the future. And that, as any fan of true country knows, is no simple proposition. At heart, it's all about being a great singer and storyteller. Hence the other best introduction to Jon Wolfe is to hear him sing and share the stories in the songs he performs and writes. And to learn his life story — from small town Oklahoma to the bustling big city commodities trading floor to the dancehalls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma to Music Row, to give the highlights — and witness his faith in the power of music and determination to touch the hearts of others with something that means so much to him. It's world class country music from the American heartland, informed by the great singers that inspired Wolfe — like George Strait, Garth Brooks (a fellow Okie), Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakam, to name a few — yet fired by his own contemporary energy and vision. Wolfe's music has been burning up the Texas Charts where he garnered six consecutive Top Ten singles ("Let A Country Boy Love You" "That Girl In Texas" "I Don't Dance" "It All Happened In A Honky Tonk" "The Only Time You Call" and "What Are You Doin' Right Now") making Wolfe a "must see" act in the Texas touring scene. A seasoned performer, Wolfe has opened for some of Country's biggest stars and has played more than 400 live shows over the past four years. His 2010 release, It All Happened In A Honky Tonk, became such a regional success that it was re-released as a Deluxe Edition by Warner Music Nashville in 2013. The album debuted at #34 on the Billboard Album Chart and has collectively sold 25,000 units. Wolfe's much-anticipated album, Natural Man (March 2015) combines Wolfe's classic Country sound with an edgy, modern energy. Leadoff single, "Smile On Mine," is now at radio and is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. Wolfe has also announced his Natural Man Album Release Tour in support of the album. Natural Man, produced by Wolfe, Lex Lipsitz and Billy Decker and recorded at Nashville's Westwood Studios and Ronnie's Place, is a 13-track collection of songs that merges Wolfe's signature traditional sound, influenced by some of Country music's greatest legends, with an edgy, modern energy. Wolfe describes the album as a personal journey, saying, "Natural Man is a concept that I have wanted to record for a few years. This album stretches me as an artist and as a vocalist, while staying true to who I am. I have known how I wanted it to sound, and how I wanted it to look for some time now. I've been visualizing this album for such a long time, and it feels great to finally bring it to life"!
Day of Show$15.00
Thelma and the Sleaze
When: 12 Apr 2018; Time: 9pm; Location: with Craig Brown Band; 18+.
When: 15 Apr 2018; Time: 7pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. When you hear about the son of two country music legends, the product seems inevitable… But what you get from Shooter Jennings is a little bit of that, and a whole lot of what you didn't realize you wanted. A musician, song writer, producer, and video game creator, Jennings has released eight studio albums, two live records, and has produced and released various projects courtesy of his own record label Black Country Rock. Jennings' career hasn't ever stuck to one format, and you can find him all over the map when it comes to where he is at in the game. His latest album, released in 2016, Countach (For Giorgio), came in at #7 on the US Dance/Electronic charts, and was Jennings' ode to electronic music innovator and songwriter, Giorgio Moroder. The album features songs with various artists including Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile, and Steve Young. With his 2005 debut solo record, Put The O Back In Country, Jennings enlisted Dave Cobb as producer (who remained producer on his first four solo records) and the album included southern rock tracks "4th Of July" and "Steady At The Wheel". The record debuted at #22 on the US Country chart. Fast forward to 2010, and you'll find Jennings releasing Black Ribbons, a heavy, psychedeliccountry-rock concept album that included narration from Stephen King as the album's character Will O' The Wisp. At the time, the album was a left turn for Jennings, but created a new path for fans of all genres, and somewhat of a cult-following of the record. Black Ribbons will be re-released on November 8th, 2016 (Election Day) as an "Ultimate Edition". While some stay in the safe-place of their genres, Jennings continues to place himself where he wants to be, and creates exactly what he feels is needed for the time. Music.
Day of Show$25.00
Red Not Chili Peppers
When: 19 Apr 2018; Time: 8pm; Location: with TBA; All Ages. Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band by the Red NOT Chili Peppers… the most active touring RHCP tribute in the world! The Red Not Chili Peppers pay tribute to the ultimate funk rock quartet – a band who has transcended three decades of chart topping success as well as developed one of the largest die-hard followings in the world. Come be reminded of the hits and high energy performances that brought the Chili Pepper's international acclaim! Having performed many of the country's most prestigious concert halls as well as every major tribute festival, the Red Not's sincere devotion to that classic Chili Pepper sound is filling venues and rocking people's socks off around the US and abroad. With the ability to span over thirty years of hits and hundreds of songs, every show provides a unique, high energy, and organic live music experience. Formed in 2009, the Red Not Chili Peppers have quickly risen to be the Nation's most active Chili Pepper tribute while also reaching international markets in Brazil, Mexico, and Japan. With top musicians hailing from as far as Milan Italy, the Red Not's have stopped at nothing to develop the most accurate re-creation of that distinctive alternative funk rock sound everyone knows to be Red Hot Chili Peppers. Start with musicians who grew up heavily influenced by RHCP with an uncanny physical resemblance, mix in the ability to deliver a truly explosive performance, and you have all the ingredients for a world class tribute act. The Red Not's will always deliver that raging party everyone expects from a Chili Pepper show!
When: 25 Apr 2018; Time: 8:30pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. Austin TX's instruMETAL outfit EAGLE CLAW plays heavy, loud music. From the very beginning, vocals were never in the plan for this creatively destructive four piece. Taking up where other instrumental bands leave off, Eagle Claw carved out their own niche within the instrumental genre. Dynamic and engaging, but ultimately all things metal. Formed in the fall of 2007, the band started gaining momentum when their Demo "Bastard Usurper" first infiltrated Austin's music scene. That was then followed up by their first official release entitled "Poacher." Recorded by Bryan Richie (Bassist, The Sword), it features 9 blistering tracks filled with tasteful riffs, clever time changes and fist pumping beats that set the tone for what Eagle Claw have become known for. In 2012, the band released their much anticipated sophomore album, "Timing of the Void." Featuring 8 monolithic tracks, the record's title and overarching theme is based on "The Book of Five Rings", a text on Kenjutsu and the martial arts, written by Japanese swordsman Miyamato Musashi, circa 1645. In a recent news item published on Eagle Claw, the Austin Chronicle wrote, "Like Musashi, the local quartet's instrumentals are dually Zen and violent, and their timing and attack is martial. Not just a titular reference, the swordsman's lessons are the basis for the music on Timing of the Void." Comprised of the dualistic soundscapes of guitarists, Matt Rade and Michael Gonzalez, the searing low end fuzz of bassist Luther Smalls, and the relentless pounding of Bart Butler's drumming, the band is best known for their high energy live performances.
When: 26 Apr 2018; Time: 8pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. Look out your window. Whether you're in a Manhattan hi-rise or at a truck stop somewhere off a Midwestern interstate, keep your eyes open. Bart Crow is coming your way. Always known as "the nice guy" with a smile on his face, the tides are turning and the gloves are coming off. Bart Crow is still the kind of guy and artist fans in the South and Midwest have grown to love. But on his new album The Parade, boundaries disappear and things are getting real. The road-toughened troubadour and his band have already logged thousands of miles playing 130+ dates a year in front of loyal rowdy crowds at far-flung, late-night clubs and concert halls all over Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska and beyond. It's his music that draws them — a tangle of roots in blues, country and down-home rock 'n' roll, branded with his unique imprint. They hear their lives in his lyrics, written in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and other true-life troubadours. With no help from big-time labels, and money pulled from his own pockets, Crow has put together an admirable track record as a recording artist, having lofted six No. 1 singles onto the Texas Music Chart – one of which, "Wear My Ring" sold over 165,000 copies. He has sold over 40,000 albums, released five self-produced albums in just over a decade, including Dandelion, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers South Central chart. He's been cheered in Country Weekly, on CMT and in other national media outlets. His YouTube videos and concert footage have drawn more than 2.5 million views. He's chiseled his foothold in the edifice of Americana through hard work, talent, determination and a deep love for making music and building the best life he can for his wife Brooke and three kids, Townes and twins River and Parsons. Myriad spirits haunt his music– a choir of real American country in the fashion of Merle and Waylon, John Conlee, George Jones and Jerry Jeff Walker, razor-edged rock from Metallica, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, deep-fried Southern soul from Otis Redding and more. Yet in the end, Bart Crow is what you get: a blue-collar balladeer with his own unique message. It comes across loud and clear on his newest set of passionate songs and performances, The Parade. Released in partnership with Thirty Tigers, it spotlights an artist whose story will feel familiar to all Americans who know what it means to survive in challenging times. "I can relate to blue-collar folks everywhere because I don't know any difference between them and me" he insists. "My uncle is a fireman who works on a ranch on his days off. My other uncle is a fireman. My brother works as a construction superintendent. I've worked construction too. I've stained decks and built fences in 110-degree weather. My father grew up white-trash broke, a ninth-grade dropout. He eventually became a self-made multi-millionaire with his own commercial drywall corporation, but we didn't have luxury growing up". Another uncle stoked Crow's imagination about living a wanderer's life. "He was a professional rodeo cowboy" he recalls. "I used to think that was the most amazing thing on the planet. He'd come home from two or three weeks on the road and tell stories about being in Cheyenne and then somewhere else the last night. Even more than music, this idea of the nomadic lifestyle was very romantic to me". This perspective is central to The Parade, with the added element of Crow's experiences. He grew up in tiny Maypearl, Texas, made his first attempts to write songs while in the United States Army and geared up to his current regimen as a performer on weekends while studying at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. Perhaps the most significant milestone in his past involved moving with his future wife Brooke to Austin, where they worked together to get him started as an artist. "I guess we just don't know any different way to live than with me gone for six or eight months a year. After a decade-plus, this is just who we are. This is what we do. Besides" he adds, with a laugh, "it's probably the foundation of our marriage that my knucklehead ass is gone a lot". Like the border that divides his hometown from dreams of what lies beyond in his song "City Limits Signs" Crow's boundaries are dissolving. Wedding plainspoken poetry to powerful hooks and grooves, The Parade transforms daily occurrences into stories with universal resonance. Not everyone has spent months far from home as Crow documents with irony on "Free Like Me" dreamy loneliness on "Vapor Trails" and truth telling love affair with music on "Dear Music" where he finds himself in "another where-the-hell-am-I town". Fewer still have weathered years on the honky-tonk circuit while staying faithful to their dream, a struggle Crow recounts on "Top of Rock Bottom". ("I won't be laying down on that Florida-Georgia Line" he sings, with what he insists is respect and empathy). Still, whether you've fought to keep your own business alive or adapt to a soul-grinding cubicle gig, you'll get the message. And if you've been burned or saved by love, you'll see yourself in the deft imagery of "Queen of the Heartache Parade" the sweet pain of "One Night with You" the worldly-wise "Here We Go Again" and the insights that weave throughout "Life Comes at You Fast". New listeners may go beyond enjoying The Parade to identify with Crow as someone who knows first-hand the challenges of balancing one's dreams, integrity, responsibilities and reality. "It's pretty damn scary when you're raising a family off of touring and it becomes time to cut a new album, which means investing up to $70, 000 of my own money" he admits. "My 4-year-old, Townes, starts preschool in August. Our 17-month-old twins, River and Parsons, are blowing through diapers left and right. And I've got to take money that could be going to their college funds, more money than I have in my personal checking account, sit down at the crap table of life, roll the dice and hope that someone falls in love with the 11 or 12 songs we picked". That's why Crow's dream at this point involves more than spreading appreciation for his music from coast to coast. "I want to go to Seattle and Spokane and all the West and East Coast spots and the South, to DC and Manhattan and Connecticut. and have people show up and sing along with us" he insists. "I want to hear people all over America come up to me and say, 'Hey, we got married to your song!' I'm like, 'Have you been on iTunes? Do you know how many frigging songs are on there — and you chose mine?' I don't take that lightly". No, more even than that, he wants what everyone who discovers his music wants as well. "I'd love to go to bed at night and not fear for what's going to happen next month or next year. I used to say, when we bought our tour bus, we were one backstroke away from being dead in the water. It would be nice to earn that through selling tickets and playing in so many of these beautiful cities I'd love to see". That dream is within reach now, because Crow's story is your story too. All you need to do is listen — and join The Parade.
Day of Show$10.00
When: 27 Apr 2018; Time: 9pm; Location: with Snail Mail; All Ages. "The title Soft Sounds From Another Planet alludes to the promise of something that may or may not be there. Like a hope in something more. The songs are about human resilience and the strength it takes to claw out of the darkest of spaces". Michelle Zauner wrote the debut Japanese Breakfast album in the weeks after her mother died of cancer, thinking she would quit music entirely once it was done. That wasn't the case. When Psychopomp was released to acclaim in 2016, she was forced to confront her grief. Zauner would find find herself reliving traumatic memories multiple times a day during interviews, trying to remain composed while discussing the most painful experience of her life. Her sophomore album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet, is a transmutation of mourning, a reflection that turns back on the cosmos in search of healing. "I want to be a woman of regimen" Zauner sings over a burbling synth on the album's opening track "Diving Woman" This serves as Zauner's mission statement: stick to the routine lest you get derailed, don't cling to the past, don't descend. In fact, ascend to the stars; Zauner found artistic solace removed from Earth, in outer space and science fiction. "I used the theme as a means to disassociate from trauma" she explains. "Space used as a place of fantasy". And yet, Soft Sounds From Another Planet isn't a concept album. Over the course of 12 tracks, Zauner explores an expansive thematic universe, a cohesive outpouring of unlike parts structured to create a galaxy of her own design. In the instrumental "Planetary Ambience" synths communicate the way extraterrestrials might, and on the shapeshifting single "Machinist" which Zauner has been performing live for over a year now, she details the sci-fi narrative of a woman falling in love with a machine. "It's pure fiction" she explains, "But it can map onto real relationships in a relevant way". The track, which begins with spoken-word ambience, moves into autotune '80s pop bliss and ends with a sultry saxophone solo, perfectly marries the experience: there's a perceptible humanity in mechanical, bodily events. Within its astral production, much of Soft Sounds From Another Planet stays grounded. "Road Head" is the last chest compression in attempt to resuscitate a doomed relationship, while the penultimate track "This House" is an acoustic dirge that honors Zauner's chosen family. The baroque pop "Boyish" has a haunting, crystalline clarity that recalls the pathos of a Roy Orbison ballad, while "Body is a Blade" embraces the dark intimacy of Zauner's Pacific Northwest heroes Elliott Smith and Mount Eerie. With help from co-producer Craig Hendrix (who also co-produced Little Big League's debut) and Jorge Elbrecht, (Ariel Pink, Tamaryn) who mixed the album, Zauner recontextualizes her bedroom pop beginnings, expanding and maturing her sound. The sheer massiveness of the big room production on Soft Sounds From Another Planet introduces listeners to a new Japanese Breakfast. Zauner's familiar, capacious voice will serve as their guide. "Your body is a blade that moves while your brain is writhing" she sings. "Knuckled under pain you mourn but your blood is flowing". There's discernible pain in the phrasing, Zauner recognizing limitation, a lack of control, but then subverting the feeling, creating her own musical language for confronting trauma. Where Psychopomp introduced the world to Japanese Breakfast, Soft Sounds dives deeper. It builds space where there is none, and suggests that in the face of tragedy, we find ways to keep on living.
Day of Show$14.00
When: 02 May 2018; Time: 8pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. An alt-country band with punk roots, Vandoliers formed in 2015, bringing together a group of Dallas-Fort Worth musicians led by frontman Joshua Fleming. Fiercely proud of their homeland, Vandoliers put their own spin on the Texas country tradition with 2016's Ameri-Kinda, a debut album that mixed honky-tonk twang with hard-edged, rock & roll stomp. The band's follow-up release, The Native, arrives less than one year, doubling down on Vandoliers' modern approach to traditional influences. Rounded out by bassist Mark Moncrieff, drummer Guyton Sanders, fiddler Travis Curry, electric guitarist Dustin Fleming, and multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves, the group fills The Native's 10 songs with barreling guitar solos, train beats, anthemic melodies, mariachi horns, and the autobiographical details of Fleming's own travels. "I grew up in Texas," the singer says, "and I wanted to write about why I loved it. I wanted to use myself as a character for my own songs. The Native goes through all our favorite styles of Texas music, and tells my story along the way." A tribute to the band's Texas homeland, The Native takes its listener through a swirl of East Dallas dive bars, Pantego pool halls, small towns, big cities, and the rolling ribbon of bluebonnet-covered highway that stretches throughout the state. Along the way, Fleming sings about getting drunk, getting arrested, and getting it on. Behind him, the band kicks up a storm of Western swing, electric blues, roadhouse rock & roll, Tejano, cowboy country, and twangy punk, saluting everyone from fellow Texans Bob Wills to ZZ Top in the process. There are songs about leaving town. Songs about coming home. Songs about the short-lived romances that spark, burn, and fade in roadside bars, and songs about the lasting relationships that await back at home. It's a full cycle — a detailed exploration of what it means to truly belong somewhere. "I was born September 1st in a little town outside Fort Worth," goes the first line of the album's kickoff track, "Bluebonnet Highway." If The Native unfolds like a coming-of-age movie, then "Blue-bonnet Highway" is the opening scene: a fast-moving montage of clips from Fleming's home, filled with neighborhood girls, traffic lights and the state flowers that bloom every spring. From there, Fleming and company hit the highway with "Rolling Out," a fiddle-fueled, horn-filled salute to the road, and wax nostalgic with the epic, driving "Endless Summer." By the album's end, they're back in Dallas-Ft. Worth, spilling all the details of their journey to a friend in "Welcome Home." For Fleming, the real journey started years ago, when his sister took him to a Bad Religion con-cert. That night left a permanent impression on the young teen, who left the show inspired to make his own music. Years later, he earned his first audience as the frontman of the Phuss, a rowdy punk band that toured nationally. Business was good, but Fleming's personal life was heading south, with songs like "I Don't Feel Good" hinting at a troubled mind. After bottoming out, he resurfaced by meeting his future wife, falling in love, swapping his electric guitar for an acoustic, and writing a batch of songs that his country-loving partner might enjoy. Vandoliers were born, with many of those new songs filling the tracklist on the band's Ameri-Kinda debut. Recorded in the same studio where Willie Nelson made Red Headed Stranger, The Native was tracked to tape by producer John Pedigo. The album was finished in four days, capturing the spark and spunk of a live band whose tour dates have included shows with the Jayhawks, Old 97's and Reverend Horton Heat. Released on the heels of Ameri-Kinda, The Native isn't just a story about where Vandoliers have been. It's a sign of where they're going. It's twang and tattoos, grit and guitars, honky-tonk and horns, Tejano and Telecasters. It's Vandoliers.
Day of Show$10.00
Blue Water Highway
When: 04 May 2018; Time: 8:30pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. Blue Water Highway runs just outside of Freeport up towards Galveston along the Texas Gulf Coast. This is the part of the world where the cultures of Texas and Louisiana collide in a unique melting pot steeped in the traditions of the people of both states. It is here, in the town of Lake Jackson, TX, that Zack Kibodeaux and Greg Essington became high school friends after Zack witnessed Greg playing Billy Joel's "Piano Man," and immediately enrolled in piano lessons himself. Their partnership included performing in musicals and local coffee shops, until the friends went their separate ways after high school. Greg headed to New York City to pursue a degree in music technology. Zack went to Texas State in San Marcos to study vocal performance, specifically opera. Soon, Zack was writing songs and sending them to his friend in New York. Finally, he coaxed Greg back to Texas to form the band he had been hearing in his head. Although they had landed in their adopted hometown of San Marcos, when it came time to name the band the first thing that came to mind was the landmark back home on the coast. The two dubbed the band, Blue Water Highway Band, and began to create a sound as unique as the region they came from. Finding the right group of people to complete the band came with its own set of challenges. Zack turned to Catherine Clark, a fellow opera singer, to complete the three part harmonies that the band would soon to be known for. Kyle James Smith was enlisted as the bassist and Zach Landreneau joined on keyboards, lap steel, guitar, accordion, and pretty much any other instrument you can think of. The band released a self-titled,six song, EP in 2013 and then followed that up with the full length LP "Things We Carry" in 2015. This album featured the single "Medicine Man" that quickly became the closing song in an increasingly popular live show. The band tours across the US on a regular basis and continues to define themselves as a live act built on excellent musicianship, great songs, and that signature three part harmony that sets the band apart from their peers. They recently finished a new record that will be released in early 2018 with the producer known and Machine. The new record explores new sounds and musical landscapes while remaining true to their roots along the Blue Water Highway.
When: 25 May 2018; Time: 8:00pm; Location: with The Ghost Wolves; 18+. Armed with old bastardized mid-century guitars, hand-me-down fiddles and banjos, home-made contraptions with just enough tension on a string to be considered an instrument and any random percussive item he can get his hands or feet on, Lincoln Durham is a Obnoxious Southern-Gothic-Gospel-Revival-Punk One-Man-Band with a heavy amped edge, preaching the gospel of some new kind of depraved music. With driving guttural beats backboning various growling stringed instruments Lincoln gives birth to a sound that transcends genres with his dark, poetic and raw writing style telling tales that E.A. Poe would have been proud of. Lincoln's musical odyssey began when his grandpa, Charlie, and dad, Ed, put a fiddle in his hands at age 4. He would grow into an accomplished fiddle player winning the Youth Fiddle Championship at age 10. Lincoln afterward followed the path so many musicians have, finding his vice in the seductive, siren-like callings of the electric guitar. Or, in Lincoln's case, the acoustic slide guitar with gnarly pickups haphazardly screwed into it. Lincoln's true biography is in his live show. The passion in his sweat drenched, electrifyingly mesmerizing one-man-band show draws you in to feel every scar and drop of blood in his painfully intimate lyrics. It takes something beautifully "off" to get on stage with just hands and feet for a band, driven by a howling voice, and morbidly preach a music that harkens back to the old blues masters, Son House and Fred McDowell, infused with the edge and angst of Punk and darkened from the bad influences of Tom Waits and Nick Cave.
When: 01 Jun 2018; Time: 9:00pm; Location: with TBA; 18+. Attention came swiftly following Speedy Ortiz's 2012 Sports EP on the Boston-centric label Exploding In Sound, and with good reason. Massachusetts-based songwriter/guitarist Sadie Dupuis' knotty, lyrically dense songs were fully realized by her bandmates, with intricate guitar lines crisscrossing over Darl Ferm's fluid bass and Mike Falcone's precisely executed drumming in a way that was simultaneously catchy and jarring. After the success of its 2013 Best New Music-honored debut full-length Major Arcana, the band formalized its assault through a year and a half of relentless touring with bands in whose brainy-slash-brawny legacies it followed—among them Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Ex Hex, and The Breeders. In 2014, the band added guitarist Devin McKnight of the Boston-based post-punk group Grass Is Green, whose guitar parts both match and challenge Dupuis'. Speedy Ortiz's second proper album—Foil Deer, recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn when the band wasn't pushing forward on its hectic 2014 tour schedule—comes out on April 21, 2015. The songs represent a leap forward, possessing a lightness that mirrors Dupuis's post-grad school outlook; they also have a deliberate nature to them, one that emanates from extra studio time and more experimentation with the band's essential form. (Ferm contributes a few unexpected guitar parts; Falcone's vocal harmonies zing in with more force.) Speedy Ortiz possesses big-tent rock swagger and punk's restless yet intimate spirit in a way that makes the impulses seem identical; while the quartet can still command crowds at festivals like Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festival, they also relish playing Boston's teeming basements alongside the city's next generation of bands. That willingness to push not just forward, but in all directions, makes Speedy Ortiz one of rock's most exciting outfits.
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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!