On Thursday, February 22nd, The Old National Center will not only be having a metal fest with Iced Earth and Sanctuary, but will be putting on another live concert the same night. Performing at the non-metal concert will be the bands Big Gigantic, and The Floozies. Also making an appearance at the show will be Indianapolis DJ Jin-XS.
Big Gigantic is an electronic duo from Colorado comprised of Dominic Lalli (saxophone, producer), and Jeremy Salken (drums). The two have performed as Big Gigantic at a number of music festivals over the years. Some of these include Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits.
One interesting note regarding Big Gigantic’s live performances is that they have a fan group called Lil G’s. According to Big Gigantic’s website, “The Lil G’s are an inspiring group of individuals dedicated to enhancing the fan experience at Big Gigantic shows”.
“The mission of The Lil G’s is to promote a safe, comfortable, fun and positive experience for all of those who attend Big Gigantic shows”. For hardcore fans of Big Gigantic, you can visit their website for more details on how to become a Lil G yourself.
The Floozies are an electro funk duo from Lawrence, Kansas made up of brothers Matt Hill (producer, guitar), and Mark Hill (drums). In 2012, The Floozies released their debut album “At Dusk We Launch”. Since then, the two brothers have released a number of singles, along with two additional albums. “Sunroof Cadillac” released in 2013, and “Funk Jesus”, their latest, came out in 2017.
According to The Floozies’ Facebook About page, “The duo’s combination of cutting edge electronic production and party rocking funk energizes crowds and turns venues into epic dance parties”. You’ll have to either take their word for it, or see them live to find out for yourself.
In their latest album, songs like the album title track “Funk Jesus”, incorporate elements of blues. The song begins with a funky blues riff that is soon accompanied by auto-tuned vocals harmonized with unfiltered vocals and an increasingly building beat that soon diverges into a dub step breakdown. There’s plenty of light and shade in The Floozies’ songs, as they continuously break down and build up.
The show at the Old National Center starts at 9:00 pm on Thursday, February 22nd. Tickets for the show start at twenty-seven dollars.