Photo by Ryan Patrick
with opener Opiuo
Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
8pm show, Buy Tickets
BIG GIGANTIC—saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken—continue to tour in support of their album, NOCTURNAL, as they prep for the release of their next album. Available as a free download via their website www.biggigantic.net, NOCTURNAL was released in January 2012 via their own label Big Gigantic Records and has received over 750,000 downloads. The duo leave no genre off-limits as they channel everything from funk and dubstep to house and hip-hop with their breakthrough sound. Formed in 2008, the classically trained Lalli (who received a master’s degree in jazz at the Manhattan School of Music) and Salken interpret traditional DJ-based music with live instruments and have successfully created an innovative, distinct sound that’s all their own.
Their transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternates between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet. BIG GIGANTIC have spent the last year and a half on various sold-out headlining tours across the country and received rave reviews from their many festival appearances that included Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival,Hangout, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands among others. Justin Olsen from NITEGUIDE MAGAZINE best described their show at the House of Blues Sunset Strip noting, “If there’s one word to describe a Big Gigantic show, it’s ‘Rowdy.’ Multi-tasking between playing drums, saxophone and DJing samples, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken provide an EDM experience that’s unique and trendsetting in current times” (November).
In September 2012, the group performed their biggest hometown show of their career when they headlined the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado for a sold-out show dubbed “Rowdytown” and became the first band to ever use projection mapping visuals on the venue’s Rocks. The Westword newspaper voted this show the #1 EDM show of 2012 in Colorado. The event will be returning this year for “Rowdytown II” onSaturday, September 28 with support from Adventure Club, Carnage and Manic Focus and a bigger lighting rig, more projection mapping and much more.