PR Pitches We Never Finished Reading: Vol. 2, No. 5

Hi [journalist's name here]......Jimmie's Chicken Shack is one of the hardest working rock bands out there, having toured constantly since 1995 and having shared the stage with bands such as Live, 311, Creed, Fuel and Everclear.

By J. Freedom du Lac |  April 25, 2008; 8:44 AM ET Flackery
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J. Free: You might consider giving that pitch -- and the band itself -- a second look. We all lament that WaPo pays scant attention to the local music scene, to its detriment (to the local scene, that is, perhaps not to the paper), but the Shack have been rocking for a long time for a good reason. You might be pleasantly suprised if you bothered to check them out. In fact, why not show up tomorrow night at the Recher and see for yourself?

Posted by: Shackgirl | April 25, 2008 1:44 PM


Posted by: Nut | April 25, 2008 2:11 PM

i never finishing reading your columns so as a shack fan i guess that evens everything out. :-P

come to the recher saturday and see what you've been missing!!!! they don't sell-out everytime they play there for nothing.

Posted by: wain | April 25, 2008 2:37 PM

You should listen to the others who posted here and to Jimmie's Chicken Shack. They are a great band who put on a phenomenal live show -- every single time. It's sad that Clay Aiken gets more love from this paper than a beloved local band who has been putting out great music and entertaining live audiences for over 10 years.

Posted by: dandelion | April 25, 2008 3:05 PM

Hey JFdL come to the show at Recher in Towson, MD tomorrow. You will be on the guestlist + 1. You can bring your boyfriend Clay!

I love your first question to Ms. Aiken - "I didn't write the song"

Come see a band with talent that writes all of their songs.

We'll save a DVD and interview for you.


We're officially releasing the the 2008-01-26 Fail On Cue CD Release concert on DVD. It is the entire two hour show uncut and commercial free.

It will come in a white paper sleeve with full color artwork on the disc and it will be numbered as well. Only place you can get it is at the show for $10.

The DVD will also feature an unreleased studio song that plays during the DVD menus.

Here's what's on it.

Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Recher Theatre
Towson, Maryland
January 26th, 2008

01 - Dropping Anchor
02 - Lazy Boy Dash
03 - Quitter
04 - Mutha Luvas
05 - Spiderweb
06 - Do Right
07 - Caught Down
08 - Sitting With The Dog
09 - Strange
10 - The Quiet Ones
11 - Another Day
12 - School Bus
13 - Smells Like Teen Spirit (tease) [Nirvana]
14 > Dead Sleep
15 - Waiting Room
16 > High
17 - Sweet Child O' Mine (tease) [Bob Dylan]
18 - Pure
19 - More Than A Feeling (tease) [Boston]
20 - Another Great Idea
21 - Let's Get Flat
22 - Milk

Total Running Time [02:06:05]

Posted by: | April 25, 2008 3:10 PM

Come to the show! We can discuss Clay Aiken and lipstick!

Posted by: John | April 25, 2008 3:17 PM

Sad to see that someone could be turned off by the PR. Let the music that real musicians make speak for themselves, not a text blurb. It's unfortunate that music can be denied just because someone trying to promote them didn't write PR that you liked. Take the time to listen to the music. If you like good original music that can make it through without being force fed to everyone, it might be worth it to listen.

Posted by: EDC | April 25, 2008 3:20 PM

I like the shack, but I don't think they work that hard. Just look at how long it takes a cd to come out. I think Jimmy needs to get to work with the Jarflys and the Shack.

Posted by: BongHead | April 26, 2008 9:50 AM

The fact that Clay Aiken has a whole feature and you judged and dismissed Jimmie's Chicken Shack by a single sentence really lets me know how great this blog must be. I can't wait until you discuss how American Idol has revolutionized rock music.

Posted by: Max | April 27, 2008 10:10 PM

Wow, that's an impressive amount of pro-Chicken Shack responses. While I'm guessing the Clay Aiken thing was something you were asked/forced to do by the powers that be you are right in dismissing Jimmie's Chicken Shack. Their brand of frat boy rock has followed every trend in alternative music that's come along and offers nothing but bad posturing. Unless drinking copious amounts of Miller Lite and still participating in mosh pits are your idea of a good time. Boring macho-posing cock rock, the likes of which only people from Baltimore could like. Perhaps that's why they supposedly sell out the Recher but couldn't fill a phone booth anywhere else.

Posted by: AnotherEngine | April 28, 2008 8:17 AM

And I think both Bob & Axl would be surprised to see who wrote Sweet Child O' Mine as referenced on the dvd track listing above.

Posted by: AnotherEngine | April 28, 2008 8:19 AM

Dang, all 8 of the remaining JCS fans really came out in force to back up their boys. Take that PostRock!

Posted by: mikef | April 28, 2008 11:22 AM

I think nut is one hot man with warm butt cheeks.

Posted by: Bleeder | April 28, 2008 6:21 PM

I'll take "frat boy rock" over new wave melodrama any day of the week. Selling out Recher is a lot more impressive than mustering a measly 32 friends on myspace.

Posted by: weavil | April 28, 2008 11:27 PM

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