Big Something @ Local 506 June 21 2012 (Chapel Hill, NC)

Big Something makes a weeknight at the Local 506 a night to remember.


I was really looking forward on kicking off the summer season big with Big Daddy Love and Big Something.  After a scorching day on Thursday the evening's cool air paved the way for an enthusiastic night at the Local 506 in downtown Chapel Hill.

It was my first visit to the Local 506 and my first time out in downtown Chapel Hill. The place was really starting to fill up by the time I walked in and Big Daddy Love was already on stage killing it. I was really impressed with these guys and it was also nice to see Big Something's Jesse Hensley (Guitar) and Casey Cranford (Sax) come out and jam on a couple songs. One of the highlights of the night for me was when they did a rockabilly rendition of "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N Roses.

After a blistering Big Daddy Love set Big Something finally took to the stage shortly after 11 PM. Home Grown Music Network's 2010 "New Band of the Year" began what would become a surreal musical journey. Playing to a full house, Big Something showed us why they're more than just a band, they are a spectacle. Extraordinary musicianship mixed with epic jams, sing along hooks and mesmerizing showmanship captivated the audience throughout the night. Watching the intelligent exchanges between solos added to the magic that makes this band unique. Song favorites like "A Simple Vision", Pinky goes to jail", and "Amanda Lynn" from their album "Stories from the middle of nowhere" rocked the house as fans grooved to the sound of these Burlington, NC natives. Cover's "Mary Jane" by Rick James and "Birthday" by the Beatles playfully made it into the set as per request from members of the audience.

Big Something's encore came on around 1:29am; the crowd wasn't ready to leave just yet but the night had come to a glorious close. Great vibes, incredible crowd, every song better than the last. The energy that filled the air at the 506 on Thursday night was inspiring. It was beautiful to see all the people who came out in support of the bands; longtime fans, new fans alike.  You can check out both bands at the upcoming Big What? Festival August 9th- August 11th in Prospect Hill, NC.

- Pedro Lavezzari

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