Norway’s greatest export since North Sea oil, BigBang (http://www.myspace.com/smallbang) is set to play the Viper Room this Wednesday Nov. 21 @ 9pm. My suggestion is that you fill up on crunching guitar hooks, sublime melodies and glorious harmonies this Wed. night before you pack away those extra pounds the following day at Thanksgiving.
Rolling Stone, Flaunt, The Sun (UK) have all had high praise for one of Europe’s best selling bands. Aside from touring Europe w/ The Raconteurs, the band has been hailed as the next big thing from David Fricke who wrote that BigBang has “The power-pop and chime of Big Star and late Eighties R.E.M. with the power blues dynamics of Cream.” More high praise with comparisons to Tom Petty, J. Mascus and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young must scream out, ‘I’ve got to hear this band!’
11/21 @ Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA.
Dengue Fever (www.myspace.com/denguefevermusic.com )
11/30 @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA. (The Missing Piece: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama Opening Night Party)
12/07 @ The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. (free)
12/08 @ Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Balkan Beat Box)
12/31 @ Temple Bar, Santa Monica, CA
03/12/08 @ UCLA Live, Los Angeles, CA. (w/ Angelique Kidjo)
Gram Rabbit (www.gramrabbit.com/b2b )
11/24 @ Safari Sam’s, Los Angeles, CA (Record Release Party, all ages)