Festival Fever: Built4BBQ’s Star Spangled Bonanza @ Pauly’s Hotel & the Low Beat

The Slaughterhouse Chorus (photo by Kirsten Ferguson)
The Slaughterhouse Chorus

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

Central Avenue next-door neighbors Pauly’s Hotel and the Low Beat are at it again, hosting another dual-venue mega-mash-up night of rollicking music on Friday. Yes, it’s the Fourth of July, but at the Low Beat and Pauly’s Hotel, the fireworks will be of the indoor musical variety for Built4BBQ’s Star Spangled Bonanza.

The eight-band, dual-stage Independence Day blowout features performances by the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Charmboy, the Kimono Dragons, Caddywhompus, the End Men, the Pistolwhips, Henry’s Rifle and Straitjacket Escape.

The big bash will also serve as the CD release party for a new sampler album from the Albany record collective Built4BBQ. The Entree is a compilation of new music featuring rare and/or previously unreleased tracks from 17 bands including all of the performers as well as Stuck Lucky, Bridge Under Fire, Broken Field Runner, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade and many more. GO HERE for a complete track listing and a preview…

The 19-track album, will be available for free download on Friday (July 4), and CD copies are included with admission The festivities get underway at 7pm, and admission is just $7. With means it’s less than one buck per band, plus a free CD. Now that’s a damn good deal.

Here’s the schedule of bands for the Built4BBQ Star Spangled Bonanza:

6:30pm: doors open
7pm: Straitjacket Escape @ Pauly’s Hotel
7:45pm: Kimono Dragons @ the Low Beat
8:15pm: Henry’s Rifle @ Pauly’s Hotel
9pm: The Pistolwhips @ the Low Beat
9:45pm: Caddywhompus @ Pauly’s Hotel
10:30: The End Men @ the Low Beat
11:15pm: The Slaughterhouse Chorus @ Pauly’s Hotel
12midnight: Charmboy @ the Low Beat


The Hudson Project @ Winston Farm Saugerties, 7/11-13/14
WGNA’s CountryFest 2014 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/12/14
Bang On a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/16-8/2/14
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/17-20/14
Festival of Contemporary Music @ Tanglewood, Lenox, 7/17-21/14
Restoration Festival @ CAC Woodside, Troy, 8/15&16/14
Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson, 9/12-13/14
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/13-14/14, FREE
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14

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