Desertfest Belgium 2019 Adds Big Business, Un and Sixes to Lineup

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 29th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

Last time I posted about Desertfest Belgium 2019, I apparently got the dates wrong. I was reading off the poster, which is usually pretty reliable, but it turned out to be the wrong poster. The fest is Oct. 18-20. A little slice of my life, folks. Fucking up dates, fucking up band lineups. Just generally fucking up. It’s a good thing I can update these posts later. Otherwise I’m pretty sure the site would’ve imploded from the inaccuracy of it all.

But now that I’ve got the dates straight for Desertfest Belgium 2019, I’m happy to post the update that the festival has added Big Business, Sixes and Un to the bill. It’s becoming increasingly packed, that lineup, but the fest says there’s more to come, so, you know, it’ll be more packed by the time they’re finished.

Here’s the latest announcement:

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BIG BUSINESS PLAY DESERTFEST ANTWERP! SIXES & UN also added

Hot on the heels of our Pelican announcement from last week, here’s another quick bombshell: the dynamic duo BIG BUSINESS is heading for Desertfest Antwerp 2019!
Of course you’ve all seen them as part of the epic double drums Melvins line-up, but Jared and Coady have been slaving away at their own brand of supercharged metal rock for many years and six albums. They’re definitely a scene favorite, and any BB show is a most joyful thing to look forward to.

On the doom side of things, we have two epic additions to the line-up as well. Sixes is as sick slabdragging occult doom as they come – check their debut album Methistopheles from last year and you’ll soon find out what we mean. Un takes a more spiritual approach to the genre, expanding majestic dirges with blackened vocals and just a hint of melancholy. Fans of Yob and Pallbearer will find much to love here.

Keep your eyes peeled for a very exciting update coming to you very soon!

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Big Business, The Beast You Are (2019)

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Blackout Cookout 10 Confirms Full Lineup; It’s Pretty Insane

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 3rd, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Congrats to Ohio’s The Blackout Cookout on making it to their Xth edition. That’s 10, in case you were wondering. Doing anything for 10 years in a row these days is pretty admirable. And I’m not just saying that because this site also started in 2009, but because it’s true, and whether it’s something that’s a passion project like putting on this festival — because I imagine nobody’s yet gotten rich off basically hosting an annual barbecue with friends and other cool bands — or just staying at the same job, a decade is a long time. Most people get high and wander off somewhere long before that mark is reached.

Blackout Cookout X however has a badass celebratory lineup, with Inter Arma and Big Business in headlining spots for its two-day run, and Ohio-based regular-types like Bridesmaid and Lo-Pan and the reactivated Rebreather slated to appear. Look out for Caustic CasanovaBrujas del SolAlbum and of course KENmode as well. Bottom line is it’ll be a good time, and it’s a party, and I guarantee there will be people there who’ve been to all 10 Blackout Cookouts, but if you’ve never been before and you show up and, like, don’t know where the bathroom is or something, I bet they wouldn’t be a dick about it. They’d just be like, “Yeah, it’s over there” and point you on your way. People helping people. The stuff of life.

Here’s the full lineup, as seen on the social medias:

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The Blackout Cookout 10 – Sept. 6 & 7

Westside Bowl
2617 Mahoning Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44509

The Blackout Cookout is an annual celebration of heavy music, friends and BBQ at Westside Bowl in Youngstown, Ohio.

Friday Sept. 6
INTER ARMA
Brain Tentacles
Homewrecker
ALBUM
Bridesmaid
Something Is Waiting
Caustic Casanova
Wallcreeper
DAGGRS
Modem

Saturday Sept. 7
Big Business
KEN mode
Lo-Pan
Rebreather
Fully Consumed
Microwaves
Brujas del Sol
Goosed
Persistent Aggressor
Matter of Planets
Lake Lake
Black Spirit Crown
Cheap Heat

Poster by Chris Smith.

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Psycho Las Vegas 2018 Reveals Lineup; Dimmu Borgir, Hellacopters, Godflesh, Witchcraft and More to Play

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 23rd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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It’s only taken a few years for Psycho Las Vegas to establish itself as the premier underground festival in the US. All well and good. With 2018’s lineup, though, it’s time to start thinking of Psycho among the best in the world.

Sounds like too much? Consider Godflesh and Dimmu Borgir sharing a stage, both for exclusive West Coast appearances. Think of Sweden’s Witchcraft playing one of the two shows they’ll do in the US at Psycho, and ditto that for Japanese riff-madmen Church of Misery. Think of US exclusives from Lee Dorrian’s With the Dead, or Lucifer, whose Johanna Sadonis will also DJ the Center Bar. The commitment to up and coming underground acts local, domestic and foreign like Temple of Void, King Buffalo, Dreadnought, The Munsens and DVNE. Picture yourself watching Wolves in the Throne Room headline a pre-fest pool party with Elder, Young and in the Way, Dengue Fever, Fireball Ministry and Toke.

2018 is the year Psycho Las Vegas outclasses even itself and pushes further than it ever has in terms of stylistic reach (Integrity walks by and waves… at Boris) and the sheer power of its construction. If you’re looking for the future, you’ll find it in scumbag paradise.

Here’s the lineup:

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Psycho Las Vegas 2018

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169

Tickets: https://www.vivapsycho.com/pages/tickets

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 lineup:
DIMMU BORGIR (west of chicago exclusive)
HELLACOPTERS (one of two shows to be played in the USA in 2018)
SUNN 0)))
GODFLESH (west of chicago exclusive)
WITCHCRAFT (one of two shows to be played in the USA in 2018)
ENSLAVED
AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
HIGH ON FIRE
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
RED FANG
ZAKK SABBATH
CHURCH OF MISERY (usa exclusive 2018 with exception to one other show in San Diego)
TINARIWEN
GOBLIN
CKY
VENOM INC
EYEHATEGOD
VOIVOD
BORIS
COVEN
INTEGRITY
PALLBEARER
WITH THE DEAD (USA exclusive 2018)
MONOLORD
LUCIFER (USA exclusive 2018)
ACID WITCH
SURVIVE
DOPETHRONE
BIG BUSINESS
UNEARTHLY TRANCE
MUTOID MAN
TODAY IS THE DAY
HELMS ALEE
SPIRIT ADRIFT
BATUSHKA
PRIMITIVE MAN
DVNE
ALL PIGS MUST DIE
EIGHT BELLS
WORMWITCH
INDIAN
NECROT
HOMEWRECKER
BRAIN TENTACLES
CLOAK
BLACK MARE
MAGIC SWORD
UADA
TEMPLE OF VOID
DREADNOUGHT
WOLVHAMMER
ASEETHE
DISASTROID
FORMING THE VOID
VENOMOUS MAXIMUS
GHASTLY SOUND
HOWLING GIANT
KING BUFFALO
NIGHT HORSE
THE MUNSENS
GLAARE

Paradise Pool Pre Party
August 16th

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
ELDER
YOUNG AND IN THE WAY
DENGUE FEVER
FIREBALL MINISTRY
TOKE

Center Bar DJ’s
Andrew W.K.
Nicke Andersson (Entombed/Hellacopters)
Johanna Sadonis (Lucifer)

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High on Fire, Live at Psycho Las Vegas 2016

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Epicenter Fest 2017 Set for Sept. 16; High on Fire, Mos Generator, Big Business, Holy Grove & More to Play

Posted in Whathaveyou on July 17th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

When Epicenter Fest 2017 says it’s carefully curated, I have no trouble believing it. The inaugural edition of the San Jose, California-based all-day event is set for Sept. 16 and would seem to have undertaken the mission of setting West Coast heavy to task in celebrating some of its own finest purveyors. High on Fire headline, as they should, and the lineup flows from there with groups varied in geography and style, from the brash catchiness of Big Business to the rolling grooves of Holy Grove, the straight-ahead classicism of Mos Generator, and upstart outfits BrumeKOOK and Mesmer, as if to underscore the point that the Pacific region’s growth is still very much in progress.

A standout name on the bill not included in the paragraph above is Future Usses, which features guitar manufacturer Sacha Dunable (also Intronaut) and is a new outfit making its live debut at the fest. Even without the Bill and Ted reference in the moniker, that’d be a band to keep an eye on. So do that. I’ll do the same.

Fest info follows, along with ticket links and whatnot. Looks awesome even from the entire other side of the country:

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OSKAR BLUES PRESENTS: EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FESTIVAL-2017

Honoring the Past, Present, and Future of Bay Area Heavy Underground Music Featuring High on Fire, Big Business & 7 more great bands

Heavy San Jose is bringing a festival unlike anything San Jose has ever seen. High on Fire, who got their start in San Jose in a practice studio just a couple of blocks from The Ritz, will headline this nine-band monster show. Epicenter Heavy Music Festival was designed to shake the Bay Area to its foundations.

The carefully curated lineup of nine bands represent nine different genres of heavy music. In addition to High on Fire, heavy music stalwarts Big Business, will also grace the Ritz stage with more earth-shaking sound than should come from a two-piece. Mos Generator (Seattle), and Holy Grove (Portland), will descend from the northern wilds to bring furious wrath and heavy-metal vengeance. Future Usses (Los Angeles) is a new band fronted by Sacha Dunable (Intronaut/Dunable Guitars), and Epicenter will be the first live taste of their loopy psych-doom. The line-up also features three up-and-coming local bands: KOOK (Glory or Death Records) from right here in San Jose, Brume (DHU/Doom Stew Records) from San Francisco, and Mesmer (Wicked Lester Records) from Oakland. There’s at least one more band not yet announced (but already booked) and more surprises in the works.

This festival is all about shining a light on the unique musical history of San Jose and the greater Bay Area, bringing a one-of-a-kind event to heavy music lovers, and putting the spotlight an amazing venue in San Jose (The Ritz). The Bay Area birthed some of the most influential bands in heavy music, starting with Blue Cheer in the late 60s, continuing through the thrash era in the 80s with Metallica, Exodus and Testament, and the birth of stoner/doom in the 90s with Sleep, High on Fire and Neurosis. New amazing heavy underground bands are constantly forming in the Bay, and it’s Heavy San Jose’s mission to highlight them, as well as provide an artist-friendly environment for touring bands in the heavy underground.

The event will showcase as much great local flavor as possible, featuring local artists and businesses (Martin Roberson, owner of Lucky Stars Tattoo in San Jose created the show poster). Sponsorships, are still available (contact info above). We’re offering VIP and General Admission tickets, and we’re expecting a sellout (capacity at the Ritz is just over 500). VIP tickets (only 50 available) are on sale now, with GA tickets going on sale Friday July 14th at 10:00am pacific.

Bands Performing (see below for band bios):
High on Fire (San Jose/Oakland)
Big Business (Los Angeles)
Mos Generator (Seattle)
Holy Grove (Portland)
Future Usses (Los Angeles)
Brume (San Francisco)
KOOK (San Jose)
Mesmer (Oakland)

Event Details:
When: September 16, 2017 5:30 PM – 1:30 AM
Where: The Ritz – 400 South First Street, San Jose, CA
Cost: General availability tickets are $45 with VIP tickets priced at $75 (early access to the venue, access to a private VIP area, limited edition screen printed show poster, and other fun surprise perks).

Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1523269?utm_medium=bks
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High on Fire, “Devilution” live at Roskilde 2017

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Big Business Announce UK & European Tour Dates

Posted in Whathaveyou on February 2nd, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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A full European tour from Los Angeles two-piece Big Business hasn’t necessarily been unexpected. They were announced back in December as taking part in Roadburn 2017 (info here) in the Netherlands, and other dates have been trickling out along the way, but it’s good to see it’s all actually happening around a pretty significant month-long run that finds them supporting last year’s Command Your Weather album, which was released by Joyful Noise. They’ll start off in the UK and be joined by Whores for the duration, playing two sets at Droneburg Festival the weekend before the aforementioned Roadburn and making their way west toward Iberia before looping back to finish in Paris, from whence they’ll no doubt catch a flight at Charles de Gaulle off to their next adventure.

And by adventure, I probably mean tour. Dudes tour a lot. That’s my big insight on Big Business. Thanks for reading The Obelisk.

The PR wire has dates and details:

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BIG BUSINESS COMMAND YOUR WEATHER TOUR DATES

Following the release of Command Your Weather (July, Joyful Noise) last year, bass-drum rascals, Big Business have announced tour dates with special guests Whores. Full dates below…

BIG BUSINESS COMMAND YOUR WEATHER EUROPEAN TOUR 2017
SPECIAL GUEST: WHORES
31.03. UK Bristol The Fleece
01.04. UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
02.04. UK Manchester Star And Garter
03.04. UK Glasgow Audio
04.04. UK Birmingham Mama Roux’s
05.04. UK London Underworld
06.04. Be Antwerp Trix
07.04. FR Lyon Le Periscope
08.04. IT Torino Spazio 211
09.04. IT Milano Magnolia
10.04. AT Wien Arena
11.04. CZ Prague 007
13.04. DE Berlin Droneberg Festival
14.04. DE Hamburg Droneburg Festival
15.04. DE Dresden Beatpol
16.04. DE Köln Underground
17.04. DE München Feierwerk
18.04. CH Lausanne Le Romandie
21.04. NL Tilburg Roadburn Festival
22.04. FR Nantes Le Ferailleur
23.04. FR Bordeaux Void
24.04. ES San Sebastian Dabadaba
25.04. PT Lisbon Sabotage Club
26.04. ES Madrid Boite Live!
27.04. ES Barcelona Rocksound
28.04. FR Montpellier Black Sheep
29.04. FR Orleans L’Astrolabe
30.04. FR Paris Le Glazart

Fans will already know Jared Warren and Coady Willis are the masters of fusing torrentially heavy sonics and rumbling bellows with an undeniable groove that forever dazzles listeners and spectators alike. The pair demonstrate that the distorted low-end can be fun and joyous without compromising on the exceedingly behemoth and frantic riffs that oozes out.

Recorded in Joshua Tree, CA, Command Your Weather sees Big Business return to its original line-up of Jared Warren and Coady Willis. Recorded by Dave Curran of Unsane/Pigs (who has worked on Big Business’ previous output), the album was co-released via the band’s own label Gold Metal Records alongside Joyful Noise Recordings.

Founded in 2003 in Seattle, WA. Big Business has spent the last 13 years touring the world and making records including the full-lengths Head for the Shallow (2005), Here Come the Waterworks (2007), Mind the Drift (2009) and 2013’s Battlefields Forever – the first full-length LP they released on their Gold Metal Records label, with the former all released via Hydra Head. In 2006 Jared and Coady joined forces with the Melvins, whereby they have been an integral part of the family and an autonomous two-unit band ever since. In recent years, the duo have also toured extensively alongside Mastodon and Clutch.

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Big Business, Command Your Weather (2016)

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Roadburn 2017 Adds 24 New Bands: Bongzilla, Disfear, Serpent Venom, Lycus, Ruby the Hatchet, Harsh Toke, Joy and Many More

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 13th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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As one has come to expect by now, there’s an awful lot of badassery in this latest announcement from Roadburn 2017. The Tilburg-based festival doesn’t seem to do anything small at this point — though it boasts not one, but two delightfully intimate venues, so take that assertion with a grain of reality’s salt — and that certainly includes this round of 24 lineup additions. For me, particularly notable is the West Coast heavy psych invasion underway with the likes of Joy and Harsh Toke added — Tee Pee labelmates Ruby the Hatchet are no slouches themselves in that regard — and UK doomers Serpent Venom, who, as noted in the expansive update below, are overdue for an appearance at this showcase of showcases. I’ve included the stream of their last album as a refresher of its righteousness, in case you need one.

Also dig Bongzilla added to perform Gateway in its entirety. They’ll be part of a killer Main Stage lineup that day that’s basically untouchable and bound to engender much whining when the schedule is released and is packed as ever in all the other rooms. See also Big Business, Pontiak, Radar Men from the Moon, The Devil and the Almighty Blues, Lycus and so on. In the immortal words of pre-cold-dead-hands Charlton Heston, “it’s a madhouse.”

Check it out:

Twenty-four new additions to Roadburn’s 2017 line up

• John Dyer Baizley adds four new bands to his curated event, plus confirms a live interview at Roadburn 2017.
• Bongzilla confirm their first trip to Roadburn
• Big Business return to Roadburn ten years after their last performance at the festival.
….and more

JOHN DYER BAIZLEY

John Dyer Baizley has confirmed four more bands for his curated event, with the line up now almost complete. In addition, he will also take part in a live interview at Roadburn 2017 as part of the festival’s side programme.

Few others, if any, hardcore bands carry so much weight and impose so much respect outside their own scene as INTEGRITY do, perhaps because they have always transcended their “root” genre, both stylistically and conceptually. Baizley comments: “I hope to see you all there, while Integrity proves to all present that the ferocity has neither dulled nor become disingenuous throughout their career. Reality is bleak, but through darkness we are able to find connectivity and community.”

DISFEAR have been one of the leading lights of the Swedish d-beat scene in the almost three decades they have existed. They might not record of perform often, but when they do, you know it’s going to be something extraordinary, as John says: “I don’t know exactly what to expect from this re-emergence, but I’m sure it won’t be a gentle one. This should be a no-hold-barred, fists-in-the-air, mandatory-circle-pit set, and you better believe I’m not missing a minute of it.”

OATHBREAKER have wowed audiences around the world with the release of their latest album, Rheia. John counts himself among the devoted, commenting of the album: “Therein exists a healthy reverence and understanding of the genres it references; yet it’s a record that is beholden to no style, genre or convention. There are layers upon layers of sound that recall black metal, pop, indie, hardcore, shoe-gaze, you-name-it; yet as I listen, I am aware of none of this – it has been presented so artfully and with such earnest and unpretentious conviction.”

If you trace the history of post-rock, you’ll go all the way down the family tree to find Nathan Means, Philip Manley and Sebastian Thomson, the three members of TRANS AM, at the very root of it all. “I have always been a massive Trans Am fan, and I think their performance at Roadburn will be an incredible moment during next year’s festival,” John says, “I’m sure Sebastian will have his work cut out for him, playing two very intense and completely different sets, with both Baroness and Trans Am (Friday and Saturday, respectively). Do not miss this show, it will be a truly incomparable experience during Roadburn 2017.”

John Dyer Baizley will also be participating in Roadburn’s popular side programme, having confirmed that he will take part in a live interview hosted by Ula Gehret. John will talk through his personal and professional highs and lows before taking questions from the audience.

BONGZILLA

In an unparalleled stoner celebration, reformed Wisconsin riffmasters BONGZILLA have been confirmed to perform their classic album Gateway in its entirety at Roadburn Festival 2017. Next year marks 15 years since BONGZILLA originally released Gateway in 2002. Their third album, it indeed was for many listeners a doorway into a new world – a dimension of crust-laden sludge that, in the years since, has gone on to put an entire generation of bands under its influence. Unmatched in its dankness, coated in purple and green tonal wash, Gateway’s weedian righteousness is no less potent today than a decade and a half ago.

BIG BUSINESS

The last time this dynamic duo set foot at Roadburn was way back in 2007, in the company of their Melvins bros, but now, fully grown up and with a bunch more records, experience and exactly the same amount of boundless creativity, they will return on their own, as the singular, unique musical force they are.

WHORES.

Their live shows have a reputation for being way beyond the norm in terms on intensity, so we are super stoked to bring this power trio, WHORES.to Roadburn for the first time. We have the feeling it just might be one of those shows that everyone will talk about for years afterwards, so make sure you don’t miss WHORES. when they play Roadburn 2017 – they have a curious knack for melody that’ll ensure these tunes stay with you long after the bruises have healed up.

ALSO CONFIRMED:

Alaric will deliver a hybrid of post-punk’s tense, angular structures with the size and spread of extreme metal’s most dynamic sonic components.
Author & Punisher heralds the rise of the machines with a unique take on industrial doom.
Cobalt offer atypical excursions through black metal via apocalyptic tribalism, old Americana, and a doom-laden, ritualistic atmosphere.
Fórn bring both soul-crushing lows and groovy assaults at higher moments.
Gnaw Their Tongues have promised “something special” for their Roadburn set. Prepare for aural torture.
Harsh Toke will perform a set comprised entirely of Roky Ericsson covers.
Hedvig Mollestad Trio touch on genre-blurring hardrock and metal riffery as well as the noisier realms of jazz improvisation.
Joy are a San Diego heavy psych power trio, inviting you to ride along with them at Roadburn.
King Woman heavy, dark, emotional, beguiling, confrontational.
Lycus – monolithic, mournful, and massive sounding doom.
Pinkish Black will be making waves and breaking hearts with their chilling synthesiser dirges.
Pontiak are primal and fiery and often fuzzy and psyched out; ready to give a lesson in rock.
Radar Men From The Moon will team up with Roadburn 2017 artist in residence GNOD for a collaborative performance known as Temple Ov BBV, as well as playing their own show.
Ruby The Hatchet invite you to follow them on their kosmiche trip.
Serpent Venom – they’re trippy, they’re heavy, they are long overdue a Roadburn appearance.
The Devil & The Almighty Blues are heavily inspired by Delta blues, and standing at the crossroads of both American and British blues-based rock.
True Widow return with more sultry yet syrupy fuzzed out trips.

Artists already announced for Roadburn 2017 include Coven, Warning (playing Watching from a Distance in full), Artists in Residence – GNOD, My Dying Bride (performing Turn Loose The Swans in its entirety), Ulver and Hypnopaz?zu (David Tibet & Youth) and Zeal & Ardor, Mysticum, Deafheaven, Chelsea Wolfe, and our 2017 curator, John Baizley who will perform with Baroness, plus many more. Roadburn Festival will take place 20-23 April, 2017 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Tickets (and campsite tickets) are on sale for Roadburn 2017 and can be purchased from this link.

4 day – 195 Euro
3 day (Thu, Fri, Sat) – 172 Euro
Single day ticket, Sunday only – 54 Euro

Thursday, Friday and Saturday single day tickets will be on sale on January 12 priced at 59 Euro.

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Serpent Venom, Of Things Seen and Unseen (2014)

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Big Business Announce New Album Command Your Weather Due July 8

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 18th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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Big news from Big Business. The L.A.-based outfit have stripped back to the original duo of drummer/vocalist Coady Willis and bassist/vocalist Jared Warren and will release their new album, Command Your Weather, on July 8 through Joyful Noise Recordings. You might recall Big Business‘ last long-player, 2013’s Battlefields Forever, had them working with guitarist/vocalist Scott Martin, and they also released a digital single called True Gold last March, both songs from which — “Blacker Holes” and “Diagnostic Front” — will be featured on Command Your Weather.

In addition to those, Big Business are also streaming the new single “Father’s Day” in advance of the new album’s release. Oh, and there’s also the matter of a long, long list of tour dates in the LP announcement below. Big Business as usual in that department:

big business command your weather

Big Business Announces New LP Command Your Weather, Out 7/8 via Joyful Noise & Gold Metal Records

Big Business has announced the release of its fifth studio album, Command Your Weather, due out July 8th as a co-release between Joyful Noise Recordings and the band’s own Gold Metal Records. It’s currently available for pre-order on all formats, including gold colored vinyl and a limited VIP edition on clear & gold vinyl.

Command Your Weather sees Big Business return to its original two-man lineup of Jared Warren on bass & Coady Willis on drums (both are current members of the Melvins, and Willis is an original member of The Murder City Devils and plays in the all-drumming project Hew Time with Dale Crover and Joe Plummer.) They describe the upcoming release as “an album about the struggle for dominance of will over the power and unpredictability of nature…or just a really great rock record.”

BIG BUSINESS
COMMAND YOUR WEATHER
1. Last Legs
2. Regulars
3. Father’s Day
4. Blacker Holes
5. Popular Demand
6. Own Throats
7. Send Help
8. Diagnostic Front
9. Horses

Big Business will tour in support of their new album this summer — see below for upcoming dates.

Big Business Summer Tour 2016
June 18 – Joshua Tree- Yucca Man Shakedown
June 20 – Las Vegas – Backstage Bar & Billiards
June 21 – Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge
June 22 – Boise – Neurolux
June 24 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
June 25 – Portland, OR – B Side Anniversary
June 26 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
June 28 -Billings, MT- Pub Station
June 30 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
July 1 – Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock (D4th of July weekend)
July 2 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
July 3 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
July 4 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
July 5 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
July 6 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
July 7 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
July 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
July 9 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
July 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
July 12 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
July 13 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
July 14 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
July 15 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
July 16 – Tallahassee, FL – Sidebar Theater
July 17 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
July 19 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
July 20 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
July 21 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
July 23 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
July 24 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
July 25 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
July 28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
July 29 – Los Angeles – Bootleg Theater – Bar Stage
July 30 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

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Big Business, “Father’s Day”

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Big Business Added to Headliners for Stumpfest IV in Portland, OR

Posted in Whathaveyou on March 3rd, 2015 by JJ Koczan

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Yes, the news here is that Big Business will headline the Saturday night of Portland, Oregon’s Stumpfest IV, but the sometimes-duo, sometimes-trio, one-time-a-four-piece outfit are also heading out on a full run of the US between the end of this month and the end of next month, and that includes dates on that little ol’ tour that Clutch and Mastodon have kicking. The moral of the story? Big Business are keeping good company all the way around.

That’s certainly the case at Stumpfest IV, where they join YOB and Danava among the headliners and a lineup that also includes Lecherous GazeSandriderNorskaGraves at Sea and so on, for three nights of heavy and what I understand is a healthy dose of “bro love.” Fair enough.

You should read what the PR wire says. All the cool kids are doing it:

stumpfest 2015

STUMPFEST: BIG BUSINESS Confirmed As Saturday Headliner; Individual-Day Tickets Now Available For All Three Days

In 2015, the “fantastic amalgam of music, bro love and art” returns to Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon on April 23-25. Hosted by none other than the beloved Stump sisters, the three-day festival is more stacked than ever. As of today we can finally reveal that BIG BUSINESS will headline Sunday, April 25th–pulling double-duty after opening for Clutch and Mastodon at The Roseland Theater downtown and giving the Stumpfest crowd an intimate performance.

They are joined by fellow headliners YOB, LORD DYING, DANAVA and many more.

Three-day passes for Stumpfest IV are now SOLD OUT, but you can purchase individual day passes for $15 at the following links:

THURSDAY 4/23 (DANAVA, LORD DYING, LECHEROUS GAZE, BLACK PUSSY, SONS OF HUNS & PRIZEHOG)

FRIDAY 4/24 (YOB, INTRONAUT, AUTHOR & PUNSHER, GRAVES AT SEA & MUSCLE AND MARROW)

SATURDAY 4/25 (BIG BUSINESS, SANDRIDER, NORSKA, RAJAS & BILLIONS AND BILLIONS)

Big Business on tour:
March 30, 2015 – THREE LINKS – Dallas, TX
March 31, 2015 – RED 7 – Austin, TX w/Skycrawler
April 01, 2015 – WALTERS DOWNTOWN – Houston, TX
April 02, 2015 – SIBERIA – New Orleans, LA
April 4, 2015 – THE CRYING WOLF – Nashville, TN
April 06, 2015 – NEPTUNE’S PARLOR – Raleigh, NC W/BIRDS OF AVALON
April 07, 2015 – OTTOBAR – Baltimore, MD, USA
April 08, 2015 – UNDERGROUND ARTS – Black Box – Philadelphia, PA
April 09, 2015 – THE STUDIO AT WEBSTER HALL – New York, NY
April 10, 2015 – BUG JAR – Rochester, NY
April 12, 2015 – GARRISON – Toronto, ON
April 13, 2015 – THE CROFOOT – Pike Room – Pontiac, MI w/ We Are Hex
April 14, 2015 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL w/ We Are Hex
w/ Clutch & Mastodon:
April 16th–St. Paul, MN at Myth
April 17th–Winnipeg, Canada at Burton Cummings Theater
April 18th–Saskatoon, Canada at O’Brians Event Center
April 19th–Edmonton, Canada at Expo Centre
April 21– Calgary, Canada at Macewan Hall
April 23–Vancouver, Canada at Commodore Ballroom
April 24–Vancouver, Canada at Commodore Ballroom
April 25–Portland, OR at Roseland Theater
April 26–Seattle, WA at Showbox Sodo
April 28–Oakland, CA at Fox Theater

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Big Business, Battlefields Forever (2013)

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