Tag Archives: Big Ups

Eskimeaux change name to Ó, following criticism from Tanya Tagaq

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“If you want to use the word Eskimo you had better be an Eskimo or I’ll eat you for lunch,” Tanya said.

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Sad13 (Sadie Dupuis) tells us her favorite LPs of 2016 ++ win tix to Brooklyn show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Speedy Ortiz singer/guitarist Sadie Dupuis released Slugger, her enjoyable solo debut as Sad13 earlier this year and if you haven’t checked that out yet you can stream it below. She also just released a video for “Get a Yes,” which mixes the song’s  pro-consent message with a little teen steam,  and you can watch that below, too…

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2016 NYC Halloween events: Village Parade, dog parade, cover band shows, World Inferno Friendship Society & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

NYC loves Halloween and there’s no shortage of spooky action this year.

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Aviv closes on Halloween (final schedule includes Iron Chic, King Dude & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Before the Greenpoint DIY venue closes, it will host Iron Chic with Greensleep, Big Ups with Greys, Slingshot Dakota with Kississippi, King Dude, Show Me the Body, and more.

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150+ never-before-seen Death by Audio photos by Ebru (whose BOOK is OUT NOW!)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

During the last month of Brooklyn DIY venue Death by Audio’s existence, photographer Ebru Yildiz practically lived at the space, shooting both the live shows and taking candid pics of life behind the scenes of those who lived and worked at DbA. Those photos are the basis of Ebru’s new book We’ve Come So Far – The Last Days of Death By Audio…

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Out In The Streets Festival comes to Ridgewood, Queens on 7/16 and 7/17

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Out In The Streets Festival comes to Ridgewood, Queens on 7/16 and 7/17

Whoever said Queens isn’t cool (hey! it’s the new Brooklyn!) surely must not have heard of the Out In The Streets Festival coming to the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood for its fourth year on July 16-17.  Filled with some of our favorite local artists, such as The So So Glos and Frankie Rose, the festival is primarily a rock’n’roll fest. Bands will be playing with a backdrop of art, food and the Ridgewood market.  We’ve prepared a playlist to give a taste of the artists playing this weekend, but be sure to head over to the Out In ...

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Riot Fests add Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney, Julie Ruin & more, single-day lineups

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Also: Julian Marley playing ‘Exodus,’ Gogol Bordello, The Lillingtons, The Bronx, 2 Chainz and more added.

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Riot Fest lineups (Sleater-Kinney, Wolf Parade, Descendents, Thursday, Brand New, Morrissey, Deftones, DCFC, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

You already knew that Riot Fest Denver and Chicago would include a Misfits reunion with Danzig, Doyle and Jerry; and now the full lineups for those fests have been announced.

Denver also includes Deftones, Death Cab for Cutie, Nas, Ween, Jane’s Addiction (Ritual de lo Habitual), Sleater-Kinney, Descendents, NOFX, Bad Religion, Thursday, Wolf Parade, The Hold Steady (performing Boys & Girls In America), Yo La Tengo, Vince Staples, Suicidal Tendencies, Flatbush Zombies, Dandy Warhols, Glassjaw, The Wonder Years, Danny Brown, Against Me!, M

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Three punky NYC bands at Shea Stadium on 05.05: Big Ups, Dirty Dishes and Washer

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Three punky NYC bands at Shea Stadium on 05.05: Big Ups, Dirty Dishes and Washer

Slacking noise lovers shouldn’t miss this show at Shea Stadium on 05.05, since it features threee NYC bands with a noisy sound and a slacking attitude. Post-hardcore quartet Big Ups – our Best NYC Emerging Band of 2014 – will headline the bill and kick off a three date north east tour in support of their recent release ‘Before a Million Universes.’  Their label mates, slacker rockers Washer will be one of the opening acts; after releasing a split EP with Big Ups in 2014, this past January released their debut album ‘Here Comes Washer.’ on the ...

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The So So Glos, Frankie Rose, Potty Mouth, TEEN, Guerilla Toss & more playing 2016 Out in the Streets fest

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The fourth annual Out In The Streets Music & Arts Festival returns to Ridgewood, Queens’ historic Vander Ende-Onderdonk House on July 16 & 17. This year’s lineup includes The So So Glos, Frankie Rose, Potty Mouth, TEEN, Guerilla Toss, Big Ups, BOYTOY, Future Punx, B-Boys and more. The fe…

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The So So Glos share “Missionary,” touring with The Dirty Nil and Big Ups

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The So So Glos recently announced a new album Kamikaze and released the lead single “A.D.D. Life.” Now more details on the album and a second single, “Missionary,” are here. They also announced a tour.

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Spirit of the Beehive and Amanda X return from tour for a gritty gig with Pile and Big Ups

Source: The Key (WXPN)

The Spirit of the Beehive | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.comFour young and talented post-punk bands brought their peculiar musical stylings to First Unitarian Church on Wednesday. This show marked the first stop of tour for Boston’s Pile and New York’s Big Ups, and served as a solid homecoming for Amanda X and Spirit of the … Continued

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Don’t Miss Big Ups and Boytoy tonight at Baby’s All Right (04.09)

Source: Deli Magazine NY

NYC punk lovers should not miss tonight’s show at Baby’s All Right with last year’s Deli Artist of the Year – the post-hardcore madmen Big Ups – and super talented garage poppers Boytoy, a female fronted trio with Australian roots that manages to merge influences as disparate as shoegaze and surf. They will be opening for Nashville’s Turbo Fruits. We actually booked both bands last year at the punk stage of our NYC B.E.A.F. (Best of Emerging Artists Fest), which by the way will be back this year, again during the Northside Festival. Check out a recent single by Big ...

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Weekly Feature: Big Ups tour Europe

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Jam bands, improvisational music classes and Philip Glass’ five-hour opera “Einstein on the Beach” are just a few of the unexpected influences cited by The Deli’s Best of NYC Emerging Band of 2013 – i.e. punk outfit Big Ups, who graced the cover of our spring 2014 issue. In fact, the group – known for chaotic live performances and a sound that recalls classic 80s hardcore and 90s post-hardcore – are not hesitant to admit that some of them used to listen to Phish or that they don’t really consider themselves a punk band. The band is currently ...

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Eula celebrates EP Release at Palisades on 07.31 with Big Ups, Courtship Ritual and Pile

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Eula is bringing us an insane lineup for their EP release party tomorrow night (07.31).  On the bill they have New England rockers, Pile, and the current Deli’s band of the year, Big Ups.  Opening up is Courtship Ritual, whose debut album, Pith, is a promising work of dark bedroom pop.  Simple harmonies combined with unexpected warbly guitar hooks provide an interesting combination; it’s as if slacker-rock met L.A. pop and had a baby in Brooklyn. The show is at Palisades this Thursday (7/31) – check out Courtship Ritual single ‘Ancient Drip’ below. – Jake Saunders

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Delicious Audio Feature: Big Ups’ Pedals, Equipment and Recordings

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Big Ups (featured on the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of The Deli NYC) are at the forefront of a rising group of Brooklyn bands eschewing lo-fi pop, shoegaze or electro for something heavier and more direct. We asked them a few questions about recording and equipment, guitarist Amar Lal answered them here.

Listen to Big Ups and other loud, electric NYC bands on this Deli playlist here.

 

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The Deli’s Best of NYC Issue is Online – hits the streets of NYC tomorrow!

Source: Deli Magazine NY

The Spring 2014 issue of The Deli (#38) will be out tomorrow, folks!

As usual this is our Best NYC Emerging Artists Issue, featuring 100+ bands as selected through our latest Best of NYC Year End Poll.

READ ISSUE #38 IN PDF HERE!

The Deli’s Staff

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Sounds of Macrock 2014 #7: Big Ups

Source: Fuzzy Logic

A wonderful thing happens every year in the beauteous mountains of Western Virginia. For one weekend in early April, the city of Harrisonburg is the epicenter of a dynamite little festival, the Mid Atlantic College Radio Conference, otherwise known as Macrock. I’ve been to a couple of these events, and have had a brilliant time taking in the bands and breathing the beautiful mountain air. Alas and alack, I won’t be in Harrisonburg this weekend for this year’s Macrock, but that doesn’t mean I’m not paying attention to who’s going to be playing. I’ve made a list of bands ...

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Best of 2013 Poll for NYC Emerging Artists: FINAL RESULTS!

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging NYC Artists was – as usual – a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to punk rock hell raisers BIG UPS (pictured and streaming) for winning the poll and – with it – the cover of our Spring 2014 issue!

Thumbs up to wicked avant-indie trio Celestial Shore (already featured on our mag’s cover last summer), and to quirky electro-soul-pop band Wet, our record of the month back in October.

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INTERVIEW WITH THE DELI’S BEST OF NYC YEAR END POLL WINNERS: BIG UPS

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Big Ups – winners of our latest Best of NYC Poll for Emerging Artists – are a versatile band. Sometimes their lyrics are delivered in a deadpan, monotone way. Other times they’re delivered with madness, loudly. Similarly, their content is not limited to a stale laundry list of themes (growing up, love, what it’s like being a Millennial). A wide range of emotions are trampled upon: anger, apathy, drunken conversations, ontological inquiries, relationships gone to hell, and more. And just when you’re getting tired of the talking, the pondering, the action returns: There’s as much chaos as there is navel-gazing. ...

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Best of NYC poll – JURORS’ VOTE: Wet, Big Ups, The Can’t Tells

Source: Deli Magazine NY

This year 27 NYC "scene experts" (including booking agents from Bowery Presents, Webster Hall, Pianos, Cake Shop etc etc) helped us with our Best of NYC Poll 2013 for Emerging Artists by choosing their 3 favorite up and coming local acts. These jurors are comprised industry people who work with many local bands throughout the year (we’ll publish the list soon), and their vote is the most influencial in determining The Deli’s Best Emerging Artist of the Year.

Their votes this year produced a list of 60+ artists, which means that – as always – most jurors voted for different ...

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Album Review: Big Ups – Eighteen Hours of Static

Source: Rock On Philly

Big Ups is a post-punk band from New York City who recently released their debut full length album. Eighteen Hours of Static is full of sounds and lyrics that will make your hair raise, gut wrench, and your mind feel like its going to explode. Themes and charged lyrics that deal with 21st century loss of emotion, atheism, death, and consumerism are met with equally as explosive instruments that change at the drop of a hat. Big Ups blend hardcore, punk, and indie rock together into some seriously awesome bi-polar tunes.

The album opens up with the unsettling “Body Parts,” ...

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