Big Bill: “Food Chain”

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Big Bill: “Food Chain”

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

Photo by Bryan Parker

Each Friday in June, Austin’s Big Bill takes over the Electric Church for its very own summer residency. And Big Bill is very much a must-see band, offering up an anarchic skewering of punk rock convention. Their targets include masculinity and city living (all together now: “Every! City! Sucks!”), but they lace furious power chords with gleeful melodies and surf rock shivers. It can sound like some weirdo party thrown by the B-52s, DEVO, and Violent Femmes. “Food Chain” even cooks up a Ramones-inspired bratty bop for a handy lesson on the natural world. Science never sounded this catchy or terrifying.

“Food Chain” appears on “Every City” b/w “Food Chain, out now. Big Bill plays the Electric Church tonight with Suspirians, Soaked, and Soda Lilies.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX