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Big Ups celebrates LP release party tonight (1.9) at Shea Stadium

Big Ups - who played our 2012 NYC B.E.A.F. Fest - have been getting a lot of attention lately as a result of their highly anticipated and forthcoming LP titled ‘Eighteen Hours of Static’ due out on 1/13 via Dead Labour & Tough Love Records. They recently scored a much hyped review from Noisey.com, that's currently streaming their entire album. The local punk masterminds portray a hardcore vibe of Black Flag and Kill Your Idols, fused with melodic post-punk and sort-of-indie rock verses. The LP release show (where you can snag an early copy of the record) will go down tonight at Shea Stadium, so be there if you’re into punk madness - because these guys really ARE crazy when on stage. Washer, Mannequin Pussy & Flagland are also on the bill. Listen to “Goes Black” from the upcoming LP below! – Michael Haskoor (@Tweetskoor) 



Best of our CMJ: Big Ups releases 'Eighteen Hours of Static' LP in January 2014

For certain genres of music, the quality of the live show resides largely on the performance of the lead vocalist. Big Ups play some kind of post-hardcore that cannot be easily described - it must be experienced. We live vicariously through the bands we see; they go mad so that we can satisfy our need to go mad. In this respect, Big Ups deliver, and their songs, with their short, Minutemen-like lengths, venture far beyond the typical hardcore shtick. We saw them again at the OhMyRockness CMJ show last week, after booking them at Spike Hill at our 2012 NYC B.E.A.F. fest. The band has perfected their own loud/quiet dynamic, and they take all sorts of wild divergences, even dabbling a bit in funk and psych, with absurd lyrics to add further to the chaos. Check out the preview single 'Wool' from their upcoming album "Eighteen Hours of Static" streaming below, or the more aggressive title track here.


NYC Punk is alive: Big Ups announce album + play Ripper's on 08.17

The NYC quartet Big Ups (a band we saw almost set Spike Hill on fire during our B.E.A.F. 2012) just dropped the first single titled 'Goes Black,' a spoken and screaming ode to... self-reflection, off their upcoming debut LP, "Eighteen Hours of Static," which confirms this is a heck of a punk band. The album title is derived from Carl Sagan’s novel "Contact," and the lyrics seem to focus on truth, faith and science. The song, which premiered on Pitchfork, has the hardcore vibe of Black Flag and Kill Your Idols, fused with melodic post-punk and indie rock verses, and a chorus reminiscent of INDK. The full LP is due out on October 8th via Dead Labour. Check them out this Saturday, 8/17 in Queens at Ripper’s with Sleepies, Eula, Low Fat Getting High and Shark? - awesome bill! – Michael Haskoor (@Tweetskoor)


Big Ups set to destroy Shea Stadium on April 10

I'm not sure what you said... but Big Ups (who made our Best of Emerging NYC artists list for the 2nd year in a row) is pissed off. Maybe not at you, but definitely at things like fresh meat and crappy basses too (at least according to their facebook). The band is probably one of the most ambitious screaming punk acts this side of the Hudson, basically clamoring to knock the doors off of any and all venues (and will probably sleep on your couch while they're at it too). But don't worry. These guys are so much fun, you won't even mind getting hit by a sweat bomb or two when you see them play Shea Stadium on Wednesday, April 10th.


B.E.A.F. 2012 - Indie Rock Stage at Spike Hill with The Denzels, The Can't Tells, Big Ups + more

Tonight is the third night of our NYC B.E.A.F. (Best of Emerging Artists Fest). If you like indie rawk, this is your nite!

Spike Hill - $6 - 21+

12:00 Big Ups
11:10 The Can't Tells
10:20 The Denzels (in the picture)
9:30 Deathrow Tull
8:40 Twitchers
7:50 Kung Fu Crimewave

See you there!
The Deli's Staff


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