Big Business

Tue Aug 20 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Vanguard

222 N Main St Tulsa, OK 74103

$12.00

All Ages

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The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Present...
Big Business

  • Big Business

    Big Business

    Sludge Metal

    Big Business is a band. They play heavy rock. On that, we can all agree. Things get tricky when you try to
    classify exactly where on the musical spectrum the dynamic duo’s racket falls. “I guess psychedelic heavy
    metal punk rock? I don’t know. People always say ‘sludge rock,’ which I always found to be lazy and kind
    of inaccurate," says drummer Coady Willis. "A lot of our songs are fast, and it’s not like we’re playing a
    half-assed Black Sabbath riff over and over again. That’s been the struggle of the band. We’re a band
    that doesn’t really fit into what everyone else is doing."
    Willis comes from punk rockers The Murder City Devils. His co-conspirator, bassist/vocalist Jared Warren,
    spent time in noise rock weirdos Karp. Together, they formed Big Business in 2004. The LA-based outfit’s
    first three albums didn’t quite mesh with Hydra Head’s post-metal aesthetic, but their idiosyncrasies
    caught the attention of another iconoclastic outfit: The Melvins. They recorded three albums, an EP, and
    various songs between 2006 and 2016 with that iconic grunge/doom/experimental act, all while
    maintaining their own identity as Big Business. Along the way, they picked up guitarists Toshi Kasai and
    Scott Martin, but on 2016’s Command Your Weather, they returned to their core duo format. They remain
    in that lineup on their sixth full-length, The Beast You Are.
    “It’s just better. We work faster, and we know what we’re both going for. It gives us more room to be
    weirder in certain aspects and try different things. It makes sense because that’s how we established
    ourselves in the beginning and how we learned to write songs together, it was just the two of us. Coming
    back to that lineup felt natural,” continues Willis. The two performed everything on the album, which was
    recorded between the early November and early December of 2018 at El Studio in San Francisco by Phil
    Becker (Pins of Light, Terry Gross). Willis, Warren, and Becker handled the mixing, with Carl Saff lending
    his mastering expertise to the final product. Once more, Warren has hacked up some construction paper
    for one of his unique cover art pieces.
    With a new, dynamic demoing process leading to the creation of the most songs they’ve ever written for
    an album, The Beast You Are delivers 13 doses of uncategorizably heavy rock music. From the ominous
    death march of “The Moor You Know” to the soaring “Let Them Grind” to the delicate, ethereal “Under
    Everest,” Big Business continues to defy listener’s expectations. No matter the context of their music,
    however, one thing remains true: they are definitely still a band.
  • Tom Boil

    Tom Boil

    Punk Metal

    Noise-gaze punk glaze out of TULSA

  • Sun Vow

    Sun Vow

    Doom Metal

  • Plastic Psalms

    Plastic Psalms

    Garage Punk

    we make music that donald trump would consider 'libel'

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The Vanguard and Bros. Houligan Present...

Big Business

Tue Aug 20 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Vanguard Tulsa OK
Big Business

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