Big Business

Ivy Room Presents

Big Business

Terry Gross, Stonecutters

Thu · November 8, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00

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.
Terry Gross
Terry Gross
Terry Gross (°2017, San Francisco) creates media artworks and conceptual artworks. Through a radically singular approach that is nevertheless inscribed in the contemporary debate, Terry Gross tries to create works in which the actual event still has to take place or just has ended: moments evocative of atmosphere and suspense that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere while the build-up of tension is frozen to become the memory of an event that will never take place.

Their media artworks are saturated with obviousness, mental inertia, clichés and bad jokes. They question the coerciveness that is derived from the more profound meaning and the superficial aesthetic appearance of a song. By putting the listener on the wrong track, they use references and ideas that are so integrated into the process of the composition of the work that they may escape those who do not take the time to explore how and why their songs may haunt you, like an undercooked pork chop, long after you’ve heard them.
Stonecutters
Stonecutters
Stonecutters is led by Vocalist/Guitarist Brian Omer a veteran in the Louisville Metal & Hardcore scene. Playing with Louisville natives My Own Victim who issued four albums out on Century Media and did several tours across Europe and United States. From the ashes of MOV Brian Omer put together Stonecutters with 3 other like minded musicians, which illustrates punishing, brutal, beautiful, soothing, and primal music for these uncertain and turbulent times. With influences ranging from Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Death, Neurosis, Motorhead, Sick Of It All & early Metallica; Stonecutters illustrates a mixture of these influences all rolled up into a very unique format.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/