Big Business


Big Business

Todoroki, The Recovery Mission

Fri ยท July 14, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Lowbrow Palace

El Paso, TX

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Big Business
Big Business
Big Business is a loud rock band from sunny Los Angeles. They tour, make records, and pretty much do whatever they want. But they do it CLASSY. Joking that they met at a prison rodeo, Warren and Willis's music has always had levity and sarcasm at the bottom, and at times their sound ventures into noise rock that scrambles an underlining pop sensibility. Big Business began when Willis and Warren started jamming together in 2003, after Warren's bandmate in The Whip, Scott Jernigan, died tragically in a boating accident. Big Business released its demo in 2004, and signed to Los Angeles-based Hydra Head Records to release its hell-raising debut album in 2005, the Phil Ek-produced Head For the Shallow. Described as Slayer having sex with Credence Clearwater Revival on acid, the near guitar-less album achieved the kind of low-end steam-rolling grit that would become the band's stamp on the strength of Warren's lung-scorched vocals.

Having developed a cultish following for their wild two-man live gigs, Big Business toured throughout the United States in support of Head For the Shallow before relocating to Los Angeles in 2006. After being invited to join up with the more established Melvins, Warren and Willis delivered the sinister sludge as the rhythm section (along with the regular drummer, Dale Crover) for The Melvins' monolithic album, A Senile Animal (2006 Ipecac). Warren and Willis made it clear up front that joining The Melvins wouldn't mean the end of Big Business and, after touring with the band in support of A Senile Animal (the so-called "Double-Drumming Rock for Peace Tour") as well as performing opening those sets as Big Business, Willis and Warren got right back in the studio to record their sophomore release.

This time using guitarist David Scott Stone in the recording studio (who had worked with Jello Biafra and Mike Patton, among others), Big Business turned out Here Come the Waterworks (2007 Hydra Head) with guitarist Toshi Kasai.

In 2008, the Big Business core of Warren and Willis were back in the studio as members of The Melvins to record Nude With Boots (2008 Ipecac). Not long thereafter, they were back to their own sessions, recording Mind the Drift (2009 Hydra Head) later that same year, the band's third LP. The album incorporated a wider array of instrumentation, such as synthesizers and skuzzy guitars that add to the already slow-roiling chaos of the patented sound. 2009 saw them release Biz Bot Remixes. In 2010 the band added 400 Blows guitarist Scott Martin. 2011 saw the release of Quadruple Singles, followed in 2012 by a 7" single titled Wild Kingdom.
Venue Information:
The Lowbrow Palace
111 E. Robinson Ave.
El Paso, TX, 79902