Seattle’s own purveyors of frantic sludge metal, Big Business, recently tore through Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia along with House of Lightning and local act L.U.N.A.R. Revolt. Per usual, Blow The Scene was on hand to capture a dense photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.
Big Business is currently supporting a new limited 7-inch EP which features a cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees‘ “Into the Light”. The 7-inch is available through the band’s current tour via their own Gold Metal Records. Pitchfork recently premiered new track, “Battlefields” from that 7″, which can be streamed here. The band proceeded to melt faces with a their blend of crunchy riffs and pummeling drums. The set was filled with a great mix of intense emotion and humor with Big Business firing off a barrage of material that spanned their catalog.
Florida’s House of Lightning, who feature members of Floor and Dove, had the honors of main support as they too brought the thunder in form of some good ol’ Southern sludge. The band is starting to make waves as Spin magazine recently had this to say;
..creeping up from behind those palm trees in Winter Haven comes House of Lightning. The band is the ecstasy-sludge project from guitarist/vocalist Henry Wilson (drummer for Steve Brooks’ pre-Torche hook-monsters Floor; and frontman for equally monstrous band Dove) alongside fellow Dovester John Ostberg. It’s got all the muck-pop celebration rock of vintage Floor or Torche, but with the fireworkin’ beach blanket bombast of Van Halen harmonies, Jesu feedback blurts, and the occasional double-kick flurry crashing the party. Their debut album Lightworker is due sometime this year..
Philadelphia’s own L.U.N.A.R. Revolt rounded out the bill for what proved to be a solid grouping of bands that kept a packed house elated.
Blow The Scene Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri, (Useless Rebel Imaging) was on hand to deliver another set of patented exclusive photos for your viewing pleasure.