Category Archives: shows

Miss Tess & Alex Battles, Thrs Feb 21, Jalopy Theatre

We’re very excited to be playing with the venerable Miss Tess as she returns from her tour of the Midwest. This will be an intimate show featuring our sweet and humourous material. Tickets are on sale now at the Jalopy Theatre website.

The Johnny Cash 81st Birthday Bash, March 2, 2013 at Bell House

We’re very excited to be returning to the Bell House this year for the Johnny Cash 81st Birthday Bash. This show has been sold out every year since its inception in 2005, so please buy your tickets in advance. We’ll have the whole crew in place, featuring The Old Perfesser on guitar, Shaky Dave on Harmonica, Kari on the fiddle, Sammo on the guitars, Charlie on the drums and Tina on the bass. Watch this space for further updates and details.

Here’s some video from last year’s show.

Here’s a picture of Alex with the banner created last year by his favorite painter in the world, LJ Lindhurst!


February 16 @ Union Hall with Tatters & Rags / Karen & the Sorrows

This is going to be a truly exciting show. We’re thrilled to be playing with Karen & The Sorrows and Tatters & Rags at the venerable Union Hall. It’s only the second time we’ve played Union Hall so I hope you’ll come out and hear some great music underneath the bocce courts!

The Whisky Rebellion plays my mother’s favorite songs at Jalopy Theatre on Saturday night.

Because my mother’s gonna be there, you see.

January 5: Steph Jenkins / Michaela Anne / Alex Battles & the Whisky Rebellion at JALOPY THEATRE.

January 22, A night of music made by alumni of ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE. THE GREAT BOOKS SCHOOL. at PIANO’s! The Newton Gang / The British & the French / Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion / Alec Berlin at PIANOS

January 24, Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion & Jack Grace Band at Rodeo Bar

March 3, The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash at Bell House.

So there ya go.

The Musical Extravaganza to Restore Red Hook

We’ll be playing a benefit for Red Hook along with Roseanne Cash next Wednesday, November 21st at the Bell House. Also on the bill is a film by Michael Buscemi, the NYC Barn Dance, the John Pinamonti Band, Jesse Lenat, and much more.

Roots ‘n’ Ruckus

Playing tonight at the Roots & Ruckus with Arturo Jugman on the jug and Shaky Dave on the mouth piano.

JalopyTheatre Brooklyn
315 Columbia St., FREE
9:30 – The Relatives
10:00 – Feral Matt Foster
10:30 – Alex Battles
11:00 – Jackson Lynch
11:30 – Thomas Bryan Eaton (?)


Don’t forget– the first Thursday of every month is the CASHANK at Freddy’s Bar in Park Slope. Our next CASHANK is coming up on December 6.

The Village Voice, Best of NYC, Best Hootenanny Series: “an acoustic classic country jam” where everyone is invited to play country songs from before 1970, preferably written by Hank Williams or Johnny Cash. Songs must contain four chords or less, so eager locals, filling the room with their banjos, fiddles, washboards, and tambourines, can follow along.” -Lori Cole, The Village Voice, Best of NYC.

New York Magazine: Critic’s Pick “Highfalutin country-music fans will rejoice at this monthly jamboree where Johnny Cash and Hank Williams are the stars of the playlist. A stringent four-chord rule holds sway so joining the session can be as simple as singing/playing from your seat, or if you’re a more seasoned instrumentalist, jumping onstage behind host Alex Battle. It all adds up to a convivial blur of expert fiddlers, plucky pluckers, and amateur crooners reprising “Ring of Fire” or “On the Road Again.” Should you feel compelled to request something other than Cash or Hank, please stick to old standbys like “You Are My Sunshine” lest you be run outta town.” — Lindsey Weber, New York Magazine, Critic’s Pick