Monday, December 1, 2014

Battle Registration is Open!

Alright folks, the form to register is on the right. Here's some stuff y'all should know:

1. Everyone gets a spot. We draw for Sunday first, then for Saturday. If you want to play on Saturday, let us know.

2. You gotta have at least 3 traditional jug band instruments. If you don't know what 3 traditional jug band instruments are, you might not be in a jug band. If you need a refresher, click here.

3. No traditionally electrified instruments. Absolutely no electric guitars. If you show with and electric guitar, men with very large beards will give you menacing stares and you may want to watch your back. A pick up on an acoustic instrument is okay.

4. If we think of anything else, we'll let you know.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2015 Battle of the Jug Bands

The 2015, 33rd Annual Minneapolis Battle of the Jug Bands will commence on Febrary 7, from 3-9pm, at the Nomad, 501 Cedar Ave. for the Pancake League, and February 8, from 2-8pm, at the Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave. in epic pursuit of the Holliwood Waffle Iron Trophy!

Registration for the Battle will open on December 1, 2014, and close on January 1, 2015. The registration form will be up on the right, when it's time to register.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Here is the Final Line up! 

Saturday, February 8th at the Nomad, 501 Cedar Ave:

3:00 - 3:20 Como Avenue Jug Band (Last Year's Winner)
3:20 - 3:40 Fat Chance Jug Band
3:40 - 4:00 Wain Anthony McFarlane and the Usual Suspects
4:00 - 4:20 The Potemkin Villagers
4:20 - 4:40 Sliced Bread Jug Band
4:40 - 5:00 Careless Lovers Union Band
5:00 - 5:20 Ten Gallon Hat
5:20 - 5:40 Jug-a-Lug, Jug-a-Lug
5:40 - 6:00 The She Goats
6:00 - 6:20 The Dumpy Jug Bumpers
6:20 - 6:40 Jubilee Jug Band
6:40 - 7:00 Dr Kickbutt's Orchestra of Death
7:00 - 7:20 Otisco String Band

Sunday, February 9th at the Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave:

2:00 - 2:20 The Howlin' Goats (Last Year's Winner)
2:20 - 2:40 The West Bank Jug Sluggers
2:40 - 3:00 3 Good Samaritans
3:00 - 3:20 Loose Cannons
3:20 - 3:40 Sasquatch Wristwatch
3:40 - 4:00 West Bank Temperance League
4:00 - 4:20 Jugs Bunny
4:20 - 4:40 Heart of a Tinman
4:40 - 5:00 TBD
5:00 - 5:20 Jook Savages
5:20 - 5:40 Carpe Jugulum
5:50 - 6:00 Mike in the Wilderness
6:00 - 6:20 Feral Dogs
6:20 - 6:40 People's Revolutionary Jug Band
6:40 - 7:00 Lolly Gaggers
7:00 - 7:20 The Jug Monkeys
7:20 - 7:40 Whiskey Bob Taylor and the Twelve Steps
7:40 - 8:00 The Hump Night Thumpers


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Here's the Award list from the Waffle League. Pancake League to follow soon we hope! Thanks to all who made it another successful battle!

Waffle League Awards

1st Place (the Coveted 1933 Holliwood Waffle Iron)- the Howlin' Goats

2nd Place (a cool folk art painting of a Yankee soldier)- the People's Revolutionary Jug Band

People's Choice Award (a bedazzled PBR can [you know, a blue ribbon?])- Wayne McFarlane & the Fighting Black Irish of County Tyrone

Jug Slut (washtub bass plaque, just resurfaced this year!)- Dr. Dog: Tim Bradach (even though he only performed once, he was SUPPOSED to have performed three times, but two of his bands got stuck by the weather

Best Jug (a jar of Dr. Spitty's Miracle Elixir)- the double fisted jugger from Sasquatch Wristwatch

Best Washboard (TP tube torch)- The fella from We Know Haugh (not present)

Best Song (Paper-towel tube torch)- the Sliced Bread Jug Band with their original composition, a Marxist gospel tune, "You Better Get Right With the Lord"

Best Bribe (TP tube torch)- Sasquatch Wristwatch with: a bottle of sparkling pear juice; two different butter bean salads, one vegetarian, one with meat; a gift certificate to the Eagle's Nest play area for families; creamed honey; brandy-infused chocolates; cornbread

Most Unique Bribe (TP tube torch)- Alien Brain & the Jugular Vein, with cast-aluminum jug-shaped ashtrays engraved with the Alien Brain logo

The Kim Roe Baby on the Back Award (a sippy cup full of jewels)- the fiddler from Wayne's group

The "Helped Us Forget We Were Missing the Super Bowl" Award (crossed paper-towel roll torches)- The Jug Monkeys

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Battle Line-Up is Announced!

Notice the edit! Due to a scheduling conflict, the Saturday Battle got moved to earlier in the day!

Behold! The Schedule for the 31st Annual Battle of the Jug Bands, to be held on the 9th and 10th days of February 2013 is thus:

Saturday Pancake League at the Nomad:

3pm - 3:20: 3 Good Samaritans (Last Year's Champs!)
3:20 - 3:40: Woodshop
3:40 - 4:00: Captain Gut Bucket and the Jugstranauts
4:00 - 4:20: The Jug-Phonics
4:20 - 4:40: Strictly Jug Nuts
4:40 - 5:00: The Otisco String Band
5:00 - 5:20: Gabe Barnett's Big House Rounders
5:20 - 5:40: Bigdogs
5:40 - 6:00: The Hump Night Thumpers
6:20 - 6:40: The Como Avenue Jug Band
6:40 - 7:00: The Dim Peepers
7:00 - 7:20: Metallica and the Copyright Infringers

Sunday Waffle League at the Cabooze:

1pm - 1:20: The Roe Family Singers (Last Year's Champs!)
1:20 - 1:40: Boo Bradley
1:40 - 2:00: West Bank Temperance League
2:00 - 2:20: Mr. Mayor and the Highballers
2:20 - 2:40: We Know Haugh (Mostly)
2:40 - 3:00: The Howlin' Goats
3:00 - 3:20: Ten Gallon Hat
3:20 - 3:40: Jook Savages
3:40 - 4pm: The Loose Cannons
4:00 - 4:20: The Sliced Bread Jug Band
4:20 - 4:40: Careless Lovers
4:40 - 5pm: The Jubilee Jug Band
5pm - 5:20: The West Bank Jug Sluggers
5:20 - 5:40: Peoples Revolutionary Jug Band
5:40 - 6pm: Feral Dogs
6pm - 6:20: Alien Brain and the Jugular Vein
6:20 - 6:40: Sasquatch Wristwatch
6:40 - 7pm: The West 7th Street Stompers
7pm - 7:20: The Jug Monkeys
7:20 - 7:40: Wain McFarlane and the Fighting Black Irish of County Tyrone

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Welcome to the temporary home of the 31st Annual Minneapolis Battle of the Jug Bands - The oldest and longest running jug band get together in the known universe!

For those of you who haven't heard. Long time Jug Band Battle organizer extraordinaire, Al Haug, is in the hospital with a long term illness. Al ran the website since there was a website, and until he's back in commission, the website is in a static state for the time being. We'll try and keep current info on this site.

This years Battle takes place on February 9th and 10th with the Pancake League taking place on Saturday at the Nomad, and the Main Event for the coveted Holliwood Waffle Iron at the Cabooze on Sunday.

Registration for bands is now officially closed as of January 1st. We're planning on doing the lottery for performance time slots on January 6th, this coming Sunday so stay tuned for the rosters!