Following up their Top 7 SubModern specialty show charting single “(Let’s Make) Compelling Content”, BIG MOTHER GIG are back with another track off their upcoming “No More Questions” album (Out 10/12) and in the cathartic power-rocker “The Great Heist”!
“We are really affected by today’s political climate and by what appears to be a fleecing of the American people. We wanted to write about what future generations would think when they would look back at this.”—BMG singer/guitarist Richard Jankovich.
“….with a really aggressive, heart and soul Midwestern, Husker-Du kind of sound….”—The Current/Minneapolis (KCMP)
“sure to find its way into your head”—PASTE
“a blend of punk, indie and alternative”—Alternative Press
“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”—New Noise
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 LUNA, Soccer Mommy, Peelander-Z , Alvarez Kings, The Yawpers, and most recently Gin Blossoms, among others. New members include Mike Datz (Liz Phair), Albert Kurniawan (Graham Ulicny of The Faint) and Micah Lopez.
The forthcoming “No More Questions” (out 10/12), which will also feature guest appearances from Dicky Barrett (Mighty Mighty Bosstones) and Britta Phillips (Luna, Dean + Britta).