Legendary Shack Shakers take Agridustrial on the road

The Legendary Shack Shakers announce their Agridustrial  tour. Agridustrial comes out on on April 13th and the band will kick off their 31 city tour in New York on April 11th. LSS will be sharing the stage with a broad range of artists including Monotonix, Pine Hill Haints, Danny Barnes, Cracker and Reverend Horton Heat.

Agridustrial was produced by LSS bassist Mark Robertson and is the band’s seventh full-length album. Agridustrial is also a new style of music according to J.D. Wilkes, the band’s energetic front man. Wilkes says, “it’s the hard driving roots rock of the Shack Shakers’ sound with the industrial background of guitarist Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk).”

The Agridustrial sound mirrors the harsh realities of our present day recession and is the statement of an American band fighting back against a society gone mad with greed and the usurpation of basic human dignities. There are songs that praise Jesus, “Sin Eater”, and southern-fried provocateurs, “Dixie Iron Fist”. “Hoboes Are My Heroes” is borne from Wilkes’ recent experience of riding the rails. Even the sound of Agridustrial is a direct response to the present day recession in foreshadowing the looming collapse that awaits to return us back to self-sufficiency. The band even went to a blacksmith forge and recorded the sounds of hammers, anvils, tongs, cranks and chains for much of the percussion on the album.

The Legendary Shack Shakers are J.D. Wilkes (vocals), Duane Denison (guitar), Mark Robertson (bass) and Brett Whitacre (drums).
Apr 11, 2010 – New York NY Mercury Lounge; Danny Barnes supports
Apr 12, 2010 – Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda’s; Danny Barnes supports
Apr 13, 2010 – Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel; Danny Barnes supports
Apr 14, 2010 – Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Bowl with Monotonix, Old Time Relijun
Apr 15, 2010 – Worcester MA The Grind
Apr 16, 2010 – Buffalo NY Mohawk Place; Elliott Brood supports
Apr 17, 2010 – Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop; Elliott Brood supports
Apr 18, 2010 – Chicago IL Double Door with Hackensaw Boys
Apr 20, 2010 – DeKalb IL Otto’s
Apr 21, 2010 – Louisville, KY WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
Apr 22, 2010 – St Louis MO Firebird
Apr 23, 2010 – Columbia MO Mojo’s with Monotonix
Apr 24, 2010 – Lafayette IN Lafayette Brewing Co.
Apr 25, 2010 – Lexington KY Cosmic Charlie’s
May 6, 2010 – Chattanooga, TN TBD
May 7, 2010 – Birmingham, AL TBD
May 08, 2010 – Atlanta GA The Earl
May 09, 2010 – Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater; Pine Hill Haints support
May 11, 2010 – Charleston, SC The Charleston Pour House
May 12, 2010 – Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
May 13, 2010 – Asheville, NC Rocket Club; Pine Hill Haints support
May 14, 2010 – Knoxville, TN Barley’s
May 15, 2010 – Nashville TN Mercy Lounge
Jun 03, 2010 – Carrboro NC Cat’s Cradle with Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker
Jun 05, 2010 – Tampa FL Ritz with Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker
Jun 06, 2010 – Jacksonville FL Free Bird Live with Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker
June 08, 2010 – Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
Jun 09, 2010 – Houston TX Warehouse Live with Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker
Jun 10, 2010 – Austin TX Stubb’s BBQ with Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker
Jun 11, 2010 – San Antonio, TX Jack’s with Cracker
Jun 12, 2010 – Dallas TX Granada Theater with Reverend Horton Heat, Cracker