Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 8:00 - Headliner Begins: 10:30
BIG Something is an alternative rock group with a BIG groove. A tight six-piece ensemble that brings arena sized grooves to every stage they play. This is funk, fit for the future, featuring crystalline synths, wailing saxes, and guitars that shred established musical boundaries. Their debut album “Stories from the Middle of Nowhere” was recorded in Raleigh, NC with Grammy-nominated producer John Custer and was named the Home Grown Music Network’s Best Studio Album of 2010. Each song is something special: catchy and charming, layered and soulful, with colorful characters that embody the best and worst in us all. One listen will lead to many and you’ll realize you’ve discovered that BIG Something. Winners of the Home Grown Music Network’s 2010 “New Band of the Year” award.
In December 2011 BIG Something released “Mad Science: Live at the Costume Ball”, a new live recording captured in front of 600+ fans on 10.29.2011 at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. Stream this album and the award winning “Stories From the Middle of Nowhere” free at www.BigSomething.net
Start Time: 8:45
Charlotte, N.C. -- Chasing Edison will perform on Saturday July 21st, 2012, at the Visulite Theatre -- along with Big Something, a Burlington, NC, based band. The music will begin promptly at 8:45 PM, and tickets are $10 if purchased in advance. Chasing Edison is a local groove based rock band that formed in early 2009. The band’s rising popularity can best be attributed to their amazing performances.
Chasing Edison draws from styles as diverse as progressive metal to improvised jazz fusion. They provide an ever-evolving unique experience through gut wrenching grooves; turn on the dime changes, and an awe-inspiring light show.
The members of Chasing Edison have been making music individually since childhood. The band, comprised of members Justin Babcock (Drums & Percussion,) Greg Dalton (Guitar,) Jeff Lewis (Bass,) and Gabe Britton (Lead vocals & multiinstrumentalist,) can best be described as stylistically diverse – with music that appeals to both the listener and the
musicians. Produced by Chris Mitchell from Umphrey's McGee, their music is easy to relate to through danceable grooves,
meaningful lyrics, and an overall positive message. They continue to challenge each other by writing complex dynamic parts within their songs, which also keeps their audience entertained. The band’s musical influences include Tool, The Grateful Dead, Bootsy Collins, and Pink Floyd.
The band is always writing new music, and they seem to be releasing new songs at record speed. The band recently released a new song called “Dust,” which they have we have been debuting at their recent shows.
They plan to release a brand new album by the fall of 2012, which will be available for purchase through the Homegrown Music Network and iTunes. Thus far, the band has performed in 28 shows in 2012. Some of these include gigs
at the Blind Tiger, Mantrabash, Bathtub Gin, and Hannah’s Haus; with upcoming performances at Pisgah Brewery, Pourhouse, Gnarnia the Festival, and Music on the Mountain Top Festival.
By the end of 2012, Chasing Edison hopes to perform in at least 60 venues, which will enable them to be one step closer to
becoming full time musicians. # # #