Big Something & The Congress

Big Something & The Congress

Fri, April 7, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$15

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Big Something
Big Something
Named Best Rising Artist of 2014 by Live Music Daily, Big Something is one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both original and classic, BIG Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. Soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered Summer circuit stalwarts as Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s who have all tapped Big Something as direct support.

The group recently released its 3rd full-length studio album - Truth Serum - with the help of Grammy-nominated producer John Custer. Recorded almost entirely live in the studio, Truth Serum, is a great snapshot of the magic the band is capable of creating on stage. The album was named 2014 Album of the Year by The Homegrown Music Network, which makes Big Something the only band ever to win 3 times with 3 different releases (2010, 2013, and 2014). Truth Serum is available to stream for free in its entirety at: www.bigsomething.bandcamp.com
The Congress
The Congress
The Congress is a Virginia-based four-piece, equal parts rock & roll, old-school soul, and outlaw country. Founded by Scott Lane and Jonathan Meadows, the band falls under the influence of the diverse music of their hometown of Richmond, where the spirit of soul music prevails with infusions of jazz, punk rock, and Appalachia. The Congress has been living in Denver, Colorado for several years but moved back to Richmond in 2015 and is touring on the East Coast and recording a second LP.

Sounds like: Freddy Mercury raised in Arkansas, playing Motown bass lines fronting an American Squeeze: The Black Crowes writing Beatles songs.

For fans of: My Morning Jacket; The Band, Sturgill Simpson
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com