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Big Something W/ Ocular Panther


BIG Something:

Big Something will be taking the stage and blessing us with a night of mind melting music.

The band started in the Maryland area under the name "anonymous" before evolving into Big Something.[5]

Big Something formed in 2009 and released their first studio album, Songs from the Middle of Nowhere, in 2010. Between studio recordings, the band released a live album Live from Uranus. The band then released their second, self-titled album in 2013. The sophomore album garnered three different Album of the Year awards from Angelica Music,[6] Endless Boundaries radio,[7] and the Home Grown Music Network.[8]

The band released a third studio album, Truth Serum, in November 2014. The release was preceded by two singles, "Megaladon" and "Capt. D".[9] In the winter of 2016, the band toured with improvisational rock band The Werks.[10]

During this time the band gained popularity, touring throughout the U.S. and playing the Telluride The Ride Festival in Colorado for the first time in the summer of 2016. They also began being featured on Sirius XM Radio's Jam On station.

The band released the single "Tumbleweed" in December 2016 in anticipation for the 2017 release of their album of the same name.[11]

Ocular Panther:

"Ocular Panther is bold; a brash and brilliant example of ethereal pursuit with organic tools. They have melded music from different genres, eras, and approaches to create a new contagion of danceable ambiance and rock grit. Some of the songs exhibit a protracted intro to their varied grooves that grow from a standard hook into a kind of epiphany. It smacks smooth and gloriously disjointed."

-Frank De Blasé, Rochester City Newspaper

"Ocular Panther’s sound doesn’t so much caress and cajole the listener as it stalks that listener like prey through a jungle that sounds like it erupted from the mind of Salvador Dali. Essentially dance music, the band’s sound employs electro grooves as if they were the obvious basis for a brand of outer-space funk. The music is sinewy and menacing. A blend of world beat, European electro, and a futuristic marriage of both laid the basis for the virtuosic interplay of the musicians, who managed to take what was essentially dance music into some deeply interesting places. Ocular Panther seems to have no trouble crafting music that moves with purpose and forward motion, avoiding the pitfalls of lazy static repetition. Which is to say, this is music that you can dance to, analyze, or simply lose yourself within with equal ease."

-Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News

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