When Clay “Uncle Snap” Sharpe and Brian “Rooster” King crossed paths, they combined their equal love for hip-hop and country into one musical monster and called their project The Lacs (short for Loud Ass Crackers). Sharpe and King combined the hybrid sound with a charismatic live show that quickly made them a popular band in the early days of the “hick-hop” scene. Their crowds received an equal serving of Southern rock and hip-hop that was both fresh and infectious. After three releases on the Side Ya Mouth label, Colt Ford signed the duo to his indie label Backroad Records.

The Lacs

The Lacs’ latest release is “Keep It Redneck.” The album’s title track has become an anthem for dirt road dynamos and honky-tonk queens. While songs such as the title track and “Smokestack” seem to delve deep into hip-hop, the band maintains their love for country with songs such as “Kick Dust” (featuring Noah Gordon) and “Empties.”

The Lacs
Date: Thursday, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $15 adv./$20 day-of available at Soul Kitchen, their website, Mellow Mushroom (MiMo/WeMo) or by calling 1-866-468-7630