July 5, 2017 | doors at 8:30pm
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Triple Ds presents:
Power Take Off | The Powder Room
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Big Business
BIG BUSINESS’ 5th studio album COMMAND YOUR WEATHER. Recorded in Joshua Tree, CA, Command Your Weather sees Big Business return to its original two-man lineup of Jared Warren and Coady Willis. It’s a haunting dream about the struggle for dominance of will over the power and unpredictability of nature. Or it’s just a really great rock record, it depends on how weird you’re willing to get.. But you’ve never had so much fun being crushed in the cogs of the universe’s great machine, that much is for sure! I mean, there’s no law against having a couple cold beers while we all burn in the fire of time, am I right?!

Recorded by Dave Curran of UNSANE/PIGS/BIG BUSINESS’ LAST RECORD fame.

Founded in 2003 in Seattle, WA., Big Business has spent the last 13 years touring the world and making records. In 2006 Jared and Coady joined forces with the Melvins and moved to Los Angeles. Performing as members of the Melvins and staying autonomous as their own band, they have been there ever since.
The Powder Room
The Powder Room The long, low rumble of “Disappointment” is as good a place to start as any. The lead track from The Powder Room's debut albumCurtains functions as both calling card and warning sign. There's nothing lighthearted about them. There's also nothing extraneous. Each piece is necessary.

And the truth is there's not very many pieces. The three-piece of Gene Wolfolk (guitar/vocals), Bubba McDonald (bass guitar) and Patrick Ferguson (drums) provide everything needed. The past three years have fostered the initial growth spurt for The Powder Room and it's completion of its debut signals the group's next era. Recorded with the estimable Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk) in the band's hometown of Athens, GA the record is a gut punch of noisy sludge that declares its malaise and disgust immediately. Just dig the song titles: “Alcoholics and Meth Addicts”, “Frayed”, “Dead Pet”, et al.
The Powder Room wasn't built for speed and most of its repertoire occupies the mid-tempo, bass heavy area just above doom but well below the goof troop cliché that grunge eventually became. Even so, the band can twist a melody at just the right moment (“Waltz Liquor”) and offer a propulsive, addictive repetition when they really feel like it (“Earthworm”).

They were described in the summer of 2014 as a "Powerhouse trio made up of three rock veterans capable of ripping the throat out of every talking head giving lip service to 1990's nostalgia. The real deal birthed through the triple liquid stew of hardcore punk, hard rock riffage and shoegaze menace; stewed in a brine of nihilism and strained through the grind of the day to day."

-Gabe Vokicka

"Recorded by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk, it’s nine tracks deep of menacing hardcore and metal that occasionally splinters into a kind of abrasive shoegaze that’s somehow both ambient and aggressive."

Moe Castro- Latest Disgrace