News & Rambling

News & Rambling

Hello there! Here’s the news:


BattlesBellHouse6.20.14Greetings, friend. Thank you for stopping by the website! I’d like to extend an extra special thank you to those stopped by The Whisky Rebellion’s supporting turn opening for John Doe & His Band at The Bell House (above) and my solo show at Rockwood Music Hall (below).  I’m happy to announce a couple of new shows happening this summer as I get ready to hit the road.

IMG_1905On July 6, 2014 I’ll be participating in a new music series at Blue Smoke in Battery Park City, New York. Sunday night diners at Blue Smoke will be treated to three sets (5pm-8pm) of my favorite songs. Melody Allegra Berger will be joining me on the fiddle for the evening.

On August 16, Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion will be making their Rock Shop debut, headlining an evening of music sponsored by the Gotham Holler and featuring Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers and Tatters & Rags. We are excited about what’s sure to be a rocking summer night.

Looking forward to the fall, I’m honored to be opening for one of musical heroes, Robbie Fulks! This show will take place on October 30, 2014 at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY.

Thanks for reading. I hope to see you real soon.



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The CasHank Hootennany Jamboree at Freddy’s Bar, May 2, 2013

There are songs that we know and love without knowing that we know and love them. At the CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree, we endeavour to play and sing as many of these songs as possible. Originally started as “a jam loud and easy enough for everyone to play along and not have to worry about making mistakes”, the CasHank continues it’s stomp-pick-and-holler along to the classics of country music on the first Thursday of every month at Freddy’s Bar on 5th Avenue in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn. A Best of NYC pick for the Village Voice as well as a New York Magazine Critic’s Pick, The CasHank has been a honky tonk institution in Brooklyn since 2004.  Festivities commence at 9pm on May 2, 2013.cashankbybettytsang

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Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion play B’klyn Rod & Gun, May 31, 2013

Alex Battles & The Whisky Rebellion, long suspected of making the records skip at everyone’s favorite private waterside honky tonk, will return there and do their best to shake the picnic tables and the concrete. Yea, it is so. At 10pm on May 31, 2013, the dogs upon high will beckon to their owners on Kent Ave. for just one more juicy Milk Bone at the Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club.

Duck! Rod's got a gun!

Duck! Rod’s got a gun!

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The Whisky Rebellion at the Brooklyn Folk Festival. 4/19/13

We are very, very excited and honored to be playing the opening night of the 5th Brooklyn Folk Festival. We’ll be the penultimate act of the night, following Minnesota’s Cactus Blossoms, and preceding The Brain Cloud! And that’s only half the bill! Kristen Andreassen & Critter Eldridge! Chevron Traktors! Jackson Lynch! Joey Arbata! The whole weekend is great, so look into the three day pass! Get your tickets for the show now.



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Next up. Pete’s Candy Store. 4/9/13 & more

I’ll be playing solo at Pete’s Candy Store on Tuesday, April 9 at 11pm. Pete’s is a small intimate venue with delicious sandwiches and beer and cocktails. I like playing there and I’m glad to be back. I’m playing after Lily Henly who looks like a real treat. Bring all your friends who don’t gotta wake up early on Wednesday. You’ve got a couple. I know you.


Alex Battles. Photo by Jack Hirschorn.

Alex Battles. Photo by Jack Hirschorn.

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3/29 Friday night Battles & Shaky play at Jimmy’s no. 43!

Down the steps to a basement in the East Village, through thronging crowds of hungry Friday night flesh, grab a drink at the bar and take a left, where the cat collective munches pretzels and applauds string-driven storytelling at The Sugar Mountain Showcase, musician Peter Arvo’s regular showcase of folk music.

10:00 – Eva Salina Primack – Stunning Balkan sounds
10:30 – Alex Battles – like something legends are made of
11:00 – Feral Foster –if musicians were guns he’d be a cannon
11:30 – Peter Arvo and The Hunt – Your host
12:00 – Brian Dolphin – Leads the crowd in ethnic song
12:30 – Morton Millen – Horse-man extraordinairebattlesandshakes

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