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The Stubbies bring you a Celtic-infused journey through a variety of Geeky fandoms from sci-fi to comic books to fantasy and more!
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Welcome! We are The Stubby Shillelaghs, a high-energy Celtic folk band out of Northern Colorado that draws inspiration from many creative influences; The Dubliners and Iron Maiden, just to name a few.

Over the years, we have performed and written a variety of nerdalicious tunes and are excited to announce we will finally be combining it all into a full-length “Album of Geekery” entitled Critical Fail.

This album is a love letter to all things ‘geek’ that we, and many of you, all know and love. Some of you may have already taken a listen to our song I.R.A. (Interstellar Rebel Army), which will be included on the upcoming release and receiving a full studio treatment and while some song-writing is still in process, we can assure you that we will have a solid mix of tracks that cover the comic, sci-fi and fantasy worlds. 

The Geek/Nerd World (whichever you prefer) is one we live in every day, and it is our extreme pleasure to be in a position to finally capture our passion for these fandoms onto a full-length album that we can share with our fans. 

We hope that in addition to our loyal fans that we love seeing regularly at shows and festivals, new fans will also stumble into our fun, unique world of music and find themselves right at home! We feel a strong sense of camaraderie among our band and listeners who enjoy high energy Celtic folk song with a little bit of a nerdy edge. 

We are also happy to announce that for the first time since 2012's Whiskey Business, our new album will be FAMILY FRIENDLY. While we love getting rowdy, drinking, and using certain four letter words a lot on stage, we wanted to make this album was one that could be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.

So why are we Kickstarting? The answer is simple! We want to get back into Denver’s The Decibel Garden to record Critical Fail and work with the superpowered engineer Silas "The Warlock" Thomason to bring you guys a truly quality musical experience. This kind of production doesn't come for free, and so we need your help to get us that studio time to record and produce our album. We promise - you’ll want to geek out to it year-round!

  There are some additional things we are hoping to do this year including a single with the incredibly talented Mandy Harvey, a music video for our song I.R.A (Interstellar Rebel Army) and some Stubbified metal covers, as well. Hopefully you can help us reach these goals! 

Here's the breakdown: 

$2,000

All backers of $10 or more will receive a digital download of the Across the Sea EP featuring Mandy Harvey.  Backers at $20 and above will receive a physical copy as well!

$3,000 

 All backers of $10 or more will receive a high quality digital download of our video for I.R.A. (Interstellar Rebel Army).  UPDATE: Also going to give all of our backers at $10 and above a sweet Stubbies keychain if we reach this level.

$4,000 

 All backers of $10 or more will receive an additional EP release of Stubby Metal Covers,  tentatively titled Folkin’ The World

We love our fans, and know you are so incredibly supportive, so you better believe there will be even more stretch goals announced if you help blow this campaign out of the stratosphere and above our current $4,000 mark!

I.R.A (Interstellar Rebel Army)

Risks and challenges

Short of something incredibly unforeseen, there aren't really a lot of risks involved with this enterprise (reference intended). The worst case scenario would involve a delay in production, but would still involve something occurring that isn't even registering on our scope of possibility. Overall, we have a good track record of finishing our projects on-time and on-budget, and always deliver a quality experience for the most important people who make this all possible - YOU!

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    SIDEKICK. Thank You. You'll receive a personal e-mail from us. Any support is very much appreciated and helps us towards our goal.

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    AGENT OF S.T.U.B.B.Y. You will receive a High Quality Digital Download of the Album.

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    BROWNCOAT. Receive a physical copy of the full album PLUS a digital download.

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    STORMTROOPER. Receive an autographed copy of the physical album as well as a digital download AND an advance copy of the first single from "Critical Fail" before it's released to the public.

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    CHIEF ENGINEER. Receive the previous rewards (autographed CD, digital copy, advance copy of single) as well as an exclusive BONUS TRACK that won't be on the final album.

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    SEXY CYLON SIX. You will receive a t-shirt in addition to the previous rewards.

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    DWARF BARBARIAN. You will receive a copy of "Uisce Beatha: The Water of Live" on CD and DVD in addition to the previous rewards.

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    HE WHO MUST BE NAMED. You'll receive a Thanks Credit on the inside of our album cover in addition to the previous rewards.

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    JEDI KNIGHT. You will receive a customized Stubby voicemail message or video greeting for home or the office, plus previous rewards. (2 Minutes Maximum)

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    STARFLEET COMMAND. Your photo (you must own the rights and no explicit content) will be included in the album art. You will also receive previous rewards.

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    PRINCES OF THE UNIVERSE. You will receive a private 3 hour Stubbies show anywhere within 100 miles of Denver (or A private show videocast to you through YouTube or Concert Window) in addition to previous rewards.

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    AVENGER. You will receive a "Dedicated to" Credit on the album and our website in addition to previous rewards.

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    DUNGEON MASTER. You will have a custom Stubbies song written and recorded just for you. Could be about you or your favorite fandom. You will also receive all the previous rewards.

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