Legendary Shack Shakers

Sun Sep 13 2020

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Beat Kitchen

2100 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60618

$15.00

Ages 21+

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Legendary Shack Shakers

  • Legendary Shack Shakers

    Legendary Shack Shakers

    Rockabilly

    The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with
    its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and
    fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers
    are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues,
    punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true
    believers.
    After taking more than a year off to work on other projects (including JD Wilkes's book "Barn
    Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky"), the band is re-mobilizing in the fall of 2014 much to
    the excitement of many a Shack Shaker fanatic. Despite the group’s time off, their reputation for
    intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David
    Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville”
    in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock
    and Roll frontman.” Having joined the band in early 2012, garage blues guitar player Rod
    Hamdallah--who also lends his prowess to Wilkes's side project ‘JD Wilkes and the Dirt
    Daubers'--is back in the Shack Shakers’ lineup. The rhythm section is rounded out with Brett
    Whitacre on drums and Mark Robertson thumping out the upright bass.
    Although not legendary upon being named, the band has grown into its reputation the last
    several years due to their heavy tour schedule, six critically acclaimed studio albums, and songs
    that have been featured on television shows such as HBO’s True Blood. Past tour mates and
    fans include Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The Black Keys, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, and
    Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the
    band to open for him on his 2005 tour of Europe. Plant named the band's third album Believe as
    one of his favorite records of 2005. The list of esteemed admirers goes on to include horror
    novelist Stephen King, who listed “CB Song” as among his iPod’s Top Five in a 2008
    Entertainment Weekly article. Such a wealth of devoted fans over the years has only added to
    the mystique that the Legendary Shack Shakers possess, carrying them down the road toward
    new creative pursuits and barn-shaking tunes.
    Between intermittent hiatuses to work on other projects (including JD's sideshow banner-style artwork for acts like The Squirrel Nut Zippers and Marty Stuart...plus his two published books The Vine That Ate the South and Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky), the band is constantly re-inventing and re-mobilizing, much to the excitement of many a Shack Shakers fanatic. Despite Wilkes' extracurricular projects, the Shakers' reputation for intense entertainment endures.

    On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville”, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock and Roll frontman.” Guitar virtuoso, Gary Siperko (Pere Ubu, Rocket from the Tombs, Drivin’ and Cryin’) intones a variety of styles, from delta blues to gypsy jazz, while the rhythm section rounds out with drummer Preston Corn (The Dirt Daubers) and Fuller Condon (Two Man Gentlemen Band) thumping the upright bass.

    With nine critically acclaimed studio albums (and songs that have been featured on television shows such as HBO’s True Blood, CBS’s The Unit , Swamp Loggers, and movies like Julia Roberts’ Duplicity), the band shows no sign of stopping. Past tour mates and fans include Sturgill Simpson, Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The Black Keys, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, and Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the band to open for him on his “Strange Sensation” tour of Europe. Plant named the band's third album Believe as one of his favorite records, and the list of esteemed admirers goes on to include horror novelist Stephen King. King listed “CB Song” as among his iPod’s Top Five in an Entertainment Weekly article.

    Such a wealth of devoted, cult-like fans has only added to the mystique that the Legendary Shack Shakers possess, carrying them down the road toward new creative pursuits and intense new music and ideas.

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Kickstand Productions Presents

Legendary Shack Shakers

Sun Sep 13 2020 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Beat Kitchen Chicago IL
Legendary Shack Shakers

$15.00 Ages 21+

Legendary Shack Shakers

Legendary Shack Shakers

Rockabilly

The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with
its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and
fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers
are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues,
punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true
believers.
After taking more than a year off to work on other projects (including JD Wilkes's book "Barn
Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky"), the band is re-mobilizing in the fall of 2014 much to
the excitement of many a Shack Shaker fanatic. Despite the group’s time off, their reputation for
intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David
Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville”
in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock
and Roll frontman.” Having joined the band in early 2012, garage blues guitar player Rod
Hamdallah--who also lends his prowess to Wilkes's side project ‘JD Wilkes and the Dirt
Daubers'--is back in the Shack Shakers’ lineup. The rhythm section is rounded out with Brett
Whitacre on drums and Mark Robertson thumping out the upright bass.
Although not legendary upon being named, the band has grown into its reputation the last
several years due to their heavy tour schedule, six critically acclaimed studio albums, and songs
that have been featured on television shows such as HBO’s True Blood. Past tour mates and
fans include Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The Black Keys, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, and
Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the
band to open for him on his 2005 tour of Europe. Plant named the band's third album Believe as
one of his favorite records of 2005. The list of esteemed admirers goes on to include horror
novelist Stephen King, who listed “CB Song” as among his iPod’s Top Five in a 2008
Entertainment Weekly article. Such a wealth of devoted fans over the years has only added to
the mystique that the Legendary Shack Shakers possess, carrying them down the road toward
new creative pursuits and barn-shaking tunes.
Between intermittent hiatuses to work on other projects (including JD's sideshow banner-style artwork for acts like The Squirrel Nut Zippers and Marty Stuart...plus his two published books The Vine That Ate the South and Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky), the band is constantly re-inventing and re-mobilizing, much to the excitement of many a Shack Shakers fanatic. Despite Wilkes' extracurricular projects, the Shakers' reputation for intense entertainment endures.

On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville”, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock and Roll frontman.” Guitar virtuoso, Gary Siperko (Pere Ubu, Rocket from the Tombs, Drivin’ and Cryin’) intones a variety of styles, from delta blues to gypsy jazz, while the rhythm section rounds out with drummer Preston Corn (The Dirt Daubers) and Fuller Condon (Two Man Gentlemen Band) thumping the upright bass.

With nine critically acclaimed studio albums (and songs that have been featured on television shows such as HBO’s True Blood, CBS’s The Unit , Swamp Loggers, and movies like Julia Roberts’ Duplicity), the band shows no sign of stopping. Past tour mates and fans include Sturgill Simpson, Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The Black Keys, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, and Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the band to open for him on his “Strange Sensation” tour of Europe. Plant named the band's third album Believe as one of his favorite records, and the list of esteemed admirers goes on to include horror novelist Stephen King. King listed “CB Song” as among his iPod’s Top Five in an Entertainment Weekly article.

Such a wealth of devoted, cult-like fans has only added to the mystique that the Legendary Shack Shakers possess, carrying them down the road toward new creative pursuits and intense new music and ideas.

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$15.00

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.