Equal parts sweaty, shouty, and sludgy, Big Business hold concerts that feel more like communal art-metal hangouts—a practice they learned from touring with proto-grunge grunters the Melvins, with whom they share two members. Like that band, Big Business have a knack for keeping adrenaline levels high, even when they play some of their more extraterrestrial numbers, a direction they started on their most recent release, 2009’s Mind the Drift. With two bands who couldn’t possibly live up to their names, Gay Witch Abortion and Human Toilet.
Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 19, 2012