San Jose’s Shitkickers can be lonesome and somber or can rip it up and whip your ass. I’ll let their site say the rest: From the humble beginnings of a three-piece, three-song side show act, ShitKickers have blossomed into a six-piece, whiskey-bent, banjo-pluckin’ jamboree. Influences run the gamut from Buck Owens to the Beastie Boys, David Allan Coe to the Dead Kennedys, and all three Hanks. They have shared the stage with the likes of Mojo Nixon, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, Mr. T Experience, The Faction, Flogging Molly, The Real Mackenzies, X, Fang, and Dr. Know. Propelled from tracks included on several Thrasher Magazine DVD’s as well as recognition from radio and podcast play, Shitkickers hit the road in 2006, almost ten years after striking their first note. They toured the southwest and festival circuit leaving a trail of hung over fans in their wake. 2007 promises more of the same including Hootenanny with the Stray Cats and another North American tour of every juke-joint, honky-tonk, and living room floor they can point a van at.