BIG MOTHER GIG is back with their new LP, No More Questions. In the midst of opening for Gin Blossoms on the West Coast, BIG MOTHER GIG has successfully revived their powerful, robust music style that reinvigorates the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. No More Questions will be available on digital music platforms everywhere on October 12th. 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 and more. Recorded by Jeff Hamilton (Violent Femmes) and Dan Long (Spiral Stairs), the singles “Alvarado” and “Nametag” were well-received with specialty/college radio airplay and impressive streaming numbers.

In 2018, coming off tour dates opening for Luna and Soccer Mommy (including a sold-out show at LA’s Moroccan Lounge), they released “The Great Heist” which was covered by ALLTHINGSGO, NEW NOISE, PUNKNEWS.ORG. PURE GRAIN AUDIO, NOISE BARRAGE and more. 2nd single, “(Let’s Make) Compelling Content”, debuted on Rodney Bingenheimer’s show on Sirius/XM and received support from 20 radio stations propelling it to the Top 10 on the FMQB Submodern Chart for two weeks. The song was selected as Song Of The Day by NPR/The Current and a remix by PEAKING LIGHTS premiered on UNDER THE RADAR.  The band dropped “Obliterate” in July and NEW NOISE premiered the music video starring Sons Of Anarchy’s Michael Ornstein calling the song “another sure fire hit from a band proven to continue creating without any sign of slowing down.”

BIG MOTHER GIG originally formed in 1992 in Milwaukee and played across the Midwest with The Magnolias, The Hunger, PunchDrunk (who later formed The Hold Steady) and more. At their final show in 1996, a label showcase, Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner praised the band but they soon broke up when singer Richard Jankovich moved to New York. Throughout the ‘00s, Jankovich achieved success with Burnside Project (who’s “Cue The Pulse To Begin” was the theme to “Queer As Folk” and went Top 30 in Japan) and Pocket (who’s remixes for Radiohead and Beck were praised by Pitchfork, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan and others).

Since reforming, BIG MOTHER GIG has played with Gin Blossoms, Luna, Soccer Mommy, Peelander-Z , Alvarez Kings, The Yawpers, The Silver Palms, Gestures & Sounds, In Shades, Old Notes, Snuff Redux, Pet Engine, That’s What You Get and more. New members include Mike Datz (Liz Phair), Albert Kurniawan (Graham Ulicny of The Faint) and Micah Lopez.

RIYL: Hold Steady, Beach Slang, Superchunk, Replacements, Husker Du, Menzingers, Jawbreaker

“LOW PAYOUT FEAT DICKY BARRETT (MIGHT MIGHTY BOSSTONES)” (10/12/2018)
RADIO: * Debuted at #20 on FMQB Submodern Chart *
STREAMS TO DATE (Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple, YouTube, FB/IG): 62,000
VIDEO PREMIERE: BROOKLYNVEGAN “the kind of melodic punk ripper that’s perfect for Dicky’s trademark rasp.”
OTHER PRESS: ALLTHINGSGO / SUBSTREAM / NEW NOISE / NEWMUSICWEEKLY / WECHAMELEON / TRUESKATEBOARD / THATBUZZINGSOUND

“(LET’S MAKE) COMPELLING CONTENT” (4/20/2018)
– STREAMS (Spotify, Soundcld, Apple, YouTube, FB/IG): 61,000
– RADIO: * Debuted at #7 on FMQB Submodern Chart *
* 2 Weeks in Top 10 on FMQB Submodern Chart*
* Song Of The Day on 89.3FM The Current/NPR Minneapolis, MN *
* Airplay debut on RODNEY ON THE ROCK / SIRIUS-XM *
– PRESS: NEW NOISE (VIDEO FEATURE) / PUREGRAINAUDIO (SONG OF THE DAY) / UNDER THE RADARNO DEPRESSION / SOUNDBLABROCK THE PIGEONMOB ANGELESFOR EVERYONE NOW / ROCKY BOYTHE INDIE SOURCE / SKOPE / INDIEBANDGURUUNTITLED ROCK
PROMOTION: Airplay in 15K Uber/Lyft rides, 375 multiplexes and 1,500 retail locations.

“OBLITERATE” (7/20/2018)
– MUSIC VIDEO: Features SONS OF ANARCHY’S Michael Ornstein, premiered on NEW NOISE MAGAZINE.
– STREAMS (Spotify, Soundcld, Apple, YouTube, FB/IG): 43,000
– PRESS: NEW NOISESPINNING UNRESTTHE REVUE / HYPEMAUDIOFUZZTHE BUZZING SOUND / WECHAMELEON / VENTS / MELODIC / MIND NOISE NETWORK / THE MUSICAL HYPE / TRUE SKATEBOARD MAG
PROMOTION: Airplay in 16K Uber/Lyft rides.

“THE GREAT HEIST” (1/26/2018)
– STREAMS (Spotify, Soundcld, Apple, YouTube, FB/IG): 120,000
– RADIO: * Debuted at #9 on FMQB Submodern Chart *
– PRESS: NEW NOISE / ALLTHINGSGO / PUNKNEWS / L.A. RECORDPURE GRAIN AUDIO / VENTS / THE HYPE / SKOPENOISE BARRAGE / UNTITLED ROCK MAG

“NAMETAG (SINGLE MIX)” (9/26/2017)
– STREAMS (Spotify, Soundcld, Apple, YouTube, FB/IG): 600,000
– PRESS: ALTERNATIVE PRESSNEW NOISE / PURE GRAIN AUDIO / SOUNDSNEWSOUNDSGOOD / RABBITHOLE / MUSO / SKOPE
PROMOTION: Airplay in 4,000 retail locations.

PRESS QUOTES:

“…the kind of melodic punk ripper that’s perfect for Dicky’s trademark rasp…”
BROOKLYNVEGAN

“…with a really aggressive, heart and soul Midwestern, Husker-Du kind of sound…”
THE CURRENT/NPR

“…hits hard from the jump with infectious harmonized guitar leads cutting through a wall of fuzz into a wave of a chorus sure to find its way into your head for the next couple of weeks. “
PASTE

“their first single in twenty years, “Alvarado.” It’s a blend of punk, indie and alternative”
ALTERNATIVE PRESS

The results are unexpected …the hypnotic, “krautrockish” (Peaking Lights) remix…provides a nice wormhole into an alternate space for a while.
UNDER THE RADAR

“Well-thought-out, highly educated lyrics…have our ears begging for more.”
IMPOSE

“Big Mother Gig take the established melodies and add to them with a cacophony of vocals that stick like an ear worm, it’s damned catchy. “
NEW NOISE

“…fits into the current landscape with a sound that could have been plucked right out of ’96…Picture (them) on with Jawbreaker and the Promise Ring and you’ve got the right idea.”
SUBSTREAM

“Wall of riffs and smooth pop center, is an exciting reminder of just how hard the ’90s rocked”
JOURNAL SENTINEL

This cathartic, grunge-laden single is a testament to years of cultural contribution and a fresh reminder that time is never a factor for rock and roll. .”
ALLTHINGSGO

is meant as an indictment of the Donald Trump administration’s first year in office in the United States.”
PUREGRAINAUDIO

STREAM TOTALS:
TOTAL STREAMS ALL PLATFORMS: 950,000
SPOTIFY
TOTAL STREAMS: 840,000
YOUTUBE TOTAL STREAMS: 51,000
SOUNDCLOUD TOTAL STREAMS: 37,000

RECENT SHOW HISTORY:
9/17/18 – Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA (supporting GIN BLOSSOMS)
9/11/18 – Discovery Ventura, Ventura, CA (supporting GIN BLOSSOMS)
9/9/18 – The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (supporting GIN BLOSSOMS)

6/27/18 – Palmers, Minneapolis, MN (w/That’s What You Get, Snuff Redux, Black Satori)
6/6/18 – Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles, CA (w/In Shades, Old Notes, Bella Porter)
4/16/18 – The Viper Room, Los Angeles, CA (w/PEELANDER-Z)
4/15/18 – The Lost Knight, Los Angeles, CA (w/The Silver Palms, Diana Meyer, VooDoo, Gestures & Sounds)
1/11/18 – The Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, CA (w/LUNA)
11/3/17 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI (w/LUNA, Soccer Mommy)
11/2/17 – Park West, Chicago, IL (w/LUNA, Soccer Mommy)
9/13/17 – Resident, Los Angeles, CA (w/The Yawpers)
7/28/17 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA (w/ Sleeper Hold, TV Dinner)
7/14/17 – The Hi Hat, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Alvarez Kings, Yacht Punk)
3/18/17 – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI – 20-year Reunion (w/ FS Camels, Pet Engine, You’re Pretty, Slurr)

CONTACT:
Press
Annjie Houston, LaFamos PR
Management and Booking: Richard Jankovich, Shoplifter
Radio: Chris Stowers, Hard Boiled Promo
Licensing: Carol Sue Baker, Ocean Park Music