Straight out of the Brooklyn DIY scene, Big Ups is a four-piece post-punk band with soft edges of hardcore. While punk music used to be a rule breaking, in your face genre, “post punk” seems addled with self reflection, mirror gazing, and pointedly anti-commerical messages that seem all too commercial. Big Ups lives up to this new-ish style with a flourish.
Imagine attending a live music show in a warehouse, a house party in a rental property, or some backyard barbecue where the garage serves as the stage and you’d find something like Big Ups headlining the show. Pretty boys that take their music seriously, or so it seems.
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Listen to “National Parks” from the album, Before a Million Universes:
Fresh Music Friday is a weekly column designed to widen your musical horizons, and to give you a taste of different artists and musical styles to explore. While some of the artists featured here may not be “new,” they promise to freshen your catalog of music.
Ty Marshal is the Executive Director at the Center for the Arts in Homer, N.Y — one of the Central New York region’s preeminent presenter of the arts and a proponent of community enrichment through world-class entertainment and arts education.