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Big Bill announces a special 2 night record release party for their new album, “Strawberry Seed,” June 14 - 15 at Chess Club show poster

Big Bill announces a special 2 night record release party for their new album, “Strawberry Seed,” June 14 - 15 at Chess Club at Chess Club

Dates: (6/14/2024 - 6/15/2024 )

Theatre:

Chess Club


617 Red River
Austin,TX 78701

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Austin-based melodic punk band Big Bill have announced a special 2 night record release party for their eagerly anticipated third full-length record, “Strawberry Seed,” on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at Chess Club, (located at 617 Red River in Austin, TX, 78701). The album will be officially released via Spaceflight Records on Friday, June 14. The 2 night release party, presented by Do512 and Good Spirits, is all ages and tickets are $15 each night or $30 for the 2 night ticket bundle which includes the new album on vinyl. Doors for both shows are at 9 p.m. Night 1 (June 14) will feature music by Stella and the Very Messed, tickets can be purchased here. Night 2 (June 15) will feature music by Tearjerk, tickets can be purchased here

 

Influenced by the deadpan irreverence of The Monks and Talking Heads, Big Bill is known for their darkly comic, nervy take on punk rock. Formed in 2011 by the Braden brothers, Eric and Cody, Big Bill has always embraced the “all are welcome” vibe of punk circa the early 1980's, as embodied by Austin legends like Big Boys and The Dicks. From the get-go, Big Bill stunned Austin audiences and won a dedicated following via their high energy live performances, pricking at the brain with absurd, imagistic lyrics, while pummeling the body with chaotic drums and throat-slicing guitar riffs. 


Though their brain-altering live show remains a huge part of their DNA, Big Bill's music has evolved across many lineup changes—the current group being Eric Braden on vocals, Alan Lauer on bass, Alex Riegelman on guitar, and Jeff Olson on drums—stretching from the rawest, weirdest punk into shades of country, new wave and even quasi-classic rock. Even as the band's ambition grows, that Outsider Art element to their music lives on.



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