Watch Mastodon, High On Fire, And YOB Members Cover Mountain’s “Never In My Life”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Coady Willis (High On Fire, Big Business), and Aaron Rieseberg (YOB) for a cover of Mountain’s “Never In My Life.” You can check that out below.

High On Fire Perform With Drummer Coady Willis (Big Business) At First Live Show Since 2019

On June 19, High On Fire took the stage at The Lodge at River Oaks in Del Valle, TX for their first show since 2019. Notably, the band were joined by drummer Coady Willis (Big Business, ex-Melvins) during the set. However, it is still unclear if he will become a permanent member of the group.

[via The PRP]

Big Business Release “Live At The Crocodile: 2.19.05” Concert Film

Big Business have released a new concert film titled “Live at The Crocodile: 2.19.05” via Vimeo. The effort was recorded during the band’s February 19, 2005 show at The Crocodile in Seattle, WA. Coady Willis commented:

“I believe at the time of the show ‘Head For The Shallow‘ had just been released and we had probably done a couple of West Coast tours and maybe one US tour at that point. I remember being very excited for this show as we were just beginning to roll with a new record. We were also opening for Mudhoney, who were teenage heroes of mine so it felt like victory all around. It was an exciting time for us because it felt like the band was finally becoming its own thing apart from our previous groups, and we had a record that we were really excited about. I hadn’t seen any of this footage until Whitey started sending me cuts, so it really was a blast from the past! I don’t think there’s a ton of footage from our early days so this might be the definitive documentation of that period of Big Biz. Glad we didn’t blow it (that night)!”

Watch Marissa Nadler Cover Dusty Springfield’s “Spooky” With Members Of Cave In, Big Business, Etc.

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Dusty Springfield‘s “Spooky” with Marissa Nadler (Droneflower), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Droneflower, etc.), Dylan Carson (Earth), Coady Willis (Big Business, Melvins, etc.), and Emily Lee (Shearwater, Loma, Snake Oil). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Trick or treat! We covered that Dusty Springfield song from every Guy Richie movie (which is actually a gender-flipped cover song). This is our 26th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at honorableswords.com.”

Brant Bjork, The Obsessed, Yawning Man, Etc. Set For Monolith On The Mesa Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Monolith On The Mesa festival. The event will take place at Taos Mesa Brewing and Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, New Mexico on May 28-30 and it will feature: Brant Bjork, The Obsessed, Yawning Man, Big Business, Mars Red Sky, Old Man Gloom, Ruby The Hatchet, Mondo Generator, Nebula, Ecstatic Vision, Weedeater, Fatso Jetson, Sons Of Otis, Earthride, Wo Fat, Warhorse, Mondo Drag, Mark Deutrom, Khemmis, Magic Castles, El Perro, The Otolith, Year Of The Cobra, Duel, Heavy Temple, Vatra, Great Electric Quest, Mountain Of Smoke, Mlny Parsons, Kyoty, Destroyer Of Light, Love Gang, Relaxer, Bridge Farmers, Red Feather, Street Tombs, Red Mesa, Prism Bitch, Sun Dog, and Distances.

Sleep To Close Out 2019 With Chicago, IL Shows

Sleep will be closing out 2019 with three shows at Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL. It’s worth noting that the below image seems to suggest that the band will be going on hiatus after these concerts. Here’s the dates:

12/29 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (with Circuit des Yeux)
12/30 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (with Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society)
12/31 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (with Big Business)

Big Business Announce Late Summer Tour

Big Business have announced a late summer tour. The band will be touring in support of their latest album “The Beast You Are.”

Tour Dates:

08/16 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
08/18 Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing
08/20 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
08/22 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
08/23 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
08/24 Wilmington, NC – Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern
08/25 Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall
08/26 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
08/27 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
08/29 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
08/31 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
09/01 Boston, MA – Great Scott
09/03 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
09/04 Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
09/05 Toronto, ON – Garrison
09/06 Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx
09/07 Youngstown, OH – The Blackout Cookout
09/08 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
09/11 Sioux Falls, SD – Total Drag
09/12 Lincoln, NE – Duffy’s Tavern
09/13 Fort Collins, CO – Surfside 7

Big Business Premiere New Song “Time And Heat”

Big Business have premiered a new song titled “Time And Heat.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Beast You Are,” which will be released on April 12. Coady Willis said the following:

“It’s one of my favorites on the record; it’s a slow-burner. It’s nice to have a shift in the pacing of everything. It’s not a breakneck, blasty song. We’ve been playing it live on the last tour. It’s really fun to play. I think we wanted to do a song that was a little more groove oriented, had some space, kind of a different pacing than most of our other songs. Jared came up with the riff for that one. I think he wrote it kind of around that Mellotron riff. I think it came out really awesome.”

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

Big Business Premiere New Song “Heal The Weak”

Big Business have premiered a new song titled “Heal The Weak.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Beast You Are,” which will be released on April 12. Jared Warren said the following:

“‘Heal the Weak’ is a musical curse on those who seek to take advantage of people of lesser means. A clarion call of warning to the crust-fisted oppressor.”

[via Revolver]