— Fuzzland Productions & Sell Your Soul Presents — Big Business & Buildings @ Limelight w/ support by HÖTZI
Big Business (L.A.) — 12:30am
Coady Willis and Jared Warren have heard it a hundred thousand times before. Reviewing their debut album Head for the Shallow in 2005, one journalist dropped in a reference to «sludge metal» and a decade's worth of lazy descriptions followed. Even after Willis and Warren were recruited to serve as the rhythm section for heavy rock icons the Melvins. Even after they stretched their legs across five full-lengths, injecting psychedelia, punk, acid pop, thrash and glam into their steel-plated grooves. Even after they've added and deleted guitarists from the Big Business fold, opened for metal heroes Tool and Mastodon, and talked about the constricting classifications of their previous bands, Murder City Devils and Karp.
What Big Business hasn't stopped doing, however, is being unabashedly themselves. Skewering punk purity on songs like «Diagnostic Front» while posing for barbershop photos and scribbling nonsensical mission statements to promote 2016 album Command Your Weather. Writing, as Pitchfork said in its review of CYW, «hooks deserving of Cheap Trick, then deliver[ing] them with the strength of Boris and the playfulness of Ween.
Buildings (MPLS, MN) — 11:45pm
Hotzi (S.A.T.X.) — 10:30pm