Hope you can make it to our show next week in LA. Show is almost SOLD OUT.
Los Angeles, by way of Milwaukee, power pop rockers BIG MOTHER GIG returned in 2017 after a 20-year hiatus with “Almost Primed”, an EP of 6 hard-hitting songs praised by Alternative Press, PASTE, New Noise, Impose, AllThingsGo, PlayTooMuch, Substream, PureGrainAudio and more. Recorded by Jeff Hamilton (Violent Femmes) and Dan Long (Local Natives, Spiral Stairs), the EP’s singles “Alvarado” and “Nametag” have been well-received with specialty and college radio airplay and streaming numbers exceeding 120K.
BIG MOTHER GIG formed in Milwaukee in the ‘90s playing across the Midwest with acts like The Magnolias, The Hunger, Chris Duarte, PunchDrunk (who later form The Hold Steady) and members of The Promise Ring and Braid. They combined raw punk (Dag Nasty) and Midwestern indie (Replacements) with hard rock (AC/DC).
At their final show in ‘96, a label showcase, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner praised the band but they broke up when singer Richard Jankovich moved to New York. Throughout the ‘00s, Jankovich achieved modest success with Burnside Project (who’s “Cue The Pulse To Begin” was the theme to “Queer As Folk” and went Top 30 in Japan) and Pocket (who’s remixes for Radiohead and Beck were praised by Pitchfork).
Since reforming, BIG MOTHER GIG has played with LUNA, Soccer Mommy, Alvarez Kings, The Yawpers and more. New members include Mike Datz (Liz Phair), Albert Kurniawan (Graham Ulicny of The Faint) and Micah Lopez.
RIYL: Hold Steady, Beach Slang, Superchunk, Replacements, Husker Du, Menzingers