Two Nights with
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Named Best Rising Artist of 2014 by Live Music Daily, Big Something is one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both original and classic, BIG Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. Soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered Summer circuit stalwarts as Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s who have all tapped Big Something as direct support.
The group recently released its 3rd full-length studio album - Truth Serum - with the help of Grammy-nominated producer John Custer. Recorded almost entirely live in the studio, Truth Serum, is a great snapshot of the magic the band is capable of creating on stage. The album was named 2014 Album of the Year by The Homegrown Music Network, which makes Big Something the only band ever to win 3 times with 3 different releases (2010, 2013, and 2014). Truth Serum is available to stream for free in its entirety at: www.bigsomething.bandcamp.com
Arriving in the United States from Casablanca Morocco in 2008 at age 17, Gimbri player, bassist, and Gnawa musician Ismail Bouzidoune was quickly recognized by American musicians as a stunningly unique and powerful performer. His skills and performances on both electric bass and Gimbri have been sought out by musicians from nearly every style of Music, including Mike Hampton from the legendary P-funk, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, founding member of the Wailers, musicians from Kenny Chesney's and Bruce Springsteen's touring bands, as well as members of Kentucky Headhunters, Thievery Corporation, AAE, and many more.
''Ismail" his debut Gnawa EP was recorded in Nashville Tennessee, by Grammy winning engineer Neal Cappellino, and produced by Zak Godwin.
Ismail's solo Gnawa performances have been featured at United States Moroccan Embassy sponsored cultural events , California rock festival stages, Nashville honky-tonks, art museums, cultural exhibts, yoga, and meditation seminars.
Dedicated to the healing power of music, Ismail contues his work bringing Gimbri amd Gnawa music to open ears, hearts, and minds across this great planet of ours.
Please direct booking inquiries to contact below or to Zak Godwin 615-473-2295
$15 ADV, $18 DOS, $25 2-night
Parking is available in side lot (by Exxon)
No Smoking/Vaping permitted anywhere inside venue
Bags/purses will be checked at the door.
Must have ID for entry
If you do not have access to a printer, we can scan ticket from your cell phone. Be sure to have your brightness turned all the way up at the door.
Children under 3 years old are Free.
Kitchen is open during all hours of operation.