Big Business

Kickstand Productions Presents

Big Business

Gay Witch Abortion, Rollo Tomasi

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Subterranean

Chicago, IL

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Big Business
Big Business
BIG BUSINESS’ 5th studio album COMMAND YOUR WEATHER. Recorded in Joshua Tree, CA, Command Your Weather sees Big Business return to its original two-man lineup of Jared Warren and Coady Willis. It’s a haunting dream about the struggle for dominance of will over the power and unpredictability of nature. Or it’s just a really great rock record, it depends on how weird you’re willing to get.. But you’ve never had so much fun being crushed in the cogs of the universe’s great machine, that much is for sure! I mean, there’s no law against having a couple cold beers while we all burn in the fire of time, am I right?!

Recorded by Dave Curran of UNSANE/PIGS/BIG BUSINESS’ LAST RECORD fame.

Founded in 2003 in Seattle, WA., Big Business has spent the last 13 years touring the world and making records. In 2006 Jared and Coady joined forces with the Melvins and moved to Los Angeles. Performing as members of the Melvins and staying autonomous as their own band, they have been there ever since.
Gay Witch Abortion
Gay Witch Abortion
Rollo Tomasi
Rollo Tomasi
"Rollo was a purse snatcher. My father ran into him off duty. And he shot my father six times and got away clean. No one even knew who he was. I just made the name up to give him some personality... Rollo Tomasi's the reason I became a cop. I wanted to catch the guys who thought they could get away with it."
-Det. Lt. Edmund Exley / L.A. Confidential (1997 Film)

"Chicago produced Shellac and The Jesus Lizard (and numerous copycats), so the city's musicians seemingly have a predilection toward noisy, aggressive post-punk. The tradition continues in Rollo Tomasi, a band whose rougher edge gives it a post-hardcore sound, like a more melodic, less repetitious Helmet. On the group's intense new album, Work Slow Crush Foes, huge-sounding guitars grind against a propulsive rhythm section as frontman Neil Sandler's not-quite-yelled, not-quite-sung voice tops it all. The whole thing sounds ominous—i.e., just right—so Rollo Tomasi ably continue the tradition began by its forebears."
-Kyle Ryan / THE ONION - AV CLUB

"Rollo Tomasi - whose name is derived from the film 'LA Confidential' - concoct dark, pounding soundscapes that make you think there must be something invigorating - yet ultimately sinister - in the air of Illinois' 'Windy City'... Taking their rhythmic alliance cues from the late, lamented sluggers The Jesus Lizard, and admirably mixing it with Jawbox's more obtuse moments, 'He Who Holds You' must be the next item on your rock shopping list." -Simon Young / KERRANG! (4 of 5 K's)

A Chicago rock band since 1999.
Venue Information:
Subterranean
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://subt.net/