BIG MOTHER GIG has not only kept their 90s rock roots, but expanded their musicianship. They brought in special guests, Dicky Barrett (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones) and Britta Phillips (Luna) to support their new LP. They also had the opportunity to co-write with acclaimed novelist, Rick Moody (The Ice Storm).
Los Angeles-based/Milwaukee-bred power pop rockers BIG MOTHER GIG returned in 2017 after a 20-year hiatus with “Almost Primed”, an EP of 6 hard-hitting songs praised by ALTERNATIVE PRESS, PASTE, NEW NOISE, IMPOSE, ALLTHINGSGO, SUBSTREAM, PURE GRAIN AUDIO and more. Recorded by Jeff Hamilton (Violent Femmes) and Dan Long (Local Natives, Spiral Stairs), the EP’s singles “Alvarado” and “Nametag” were well-received with specialty and college radio airplay and impressive streaming numbers. Subsequent singles "The Great Heist" was premiered by NEW NOISE and received critical acclaim. And "(Let's Make) Compelling Content" debuted on SiriusXM and charted at #7 on the FMQB Submodern Chart as well as being named Song Of The Day by NPR/The Current while the Peaking Lights remix was premiered by UNDER THE RADAR.
BIG MOTHER GIG originally formed in 1992 in Milwaukee.