Grits Green presents The Big Fat Nasty
August 25, 2017 9:00 pm
with special guests, Big Blue Ox and SuperBubble
Doors 8 pm | Show 9 pm
Bringing together the baddest funk groups around. Super Bubble, Grits Green and Big Blue Ox have all released new EPs this summer, and are throwing a Big, Fat, Nasty party to celebrate!
Grits Green full bio
Grits Green is a live funk/hip-hop band from Ogden, Utah bringing together MCs Rhagenetix and Porta D, Greggy Shaw on bass, Bobby “The Menace” Gilgert on drums, and Jonny Knoder on guitar. Winner of Salt Lake City Weekly “Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist” 2016, Grits Green knows how to get down.
They have performed at dozens of music festivals across the region including the 2016 Twilight music festival with Digable Planets and Pusha T. Influenced by groups like Funkadelic, The Roots, and The Beastie Boys, they put a refreshing feel on a “so-old-it’s-new” hip-hop sound. Their debut album, “Imagination in Motion,” was recorded by Dave Aron at Hollywood Way Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
They have recently released a new EP titled “Water” which was recorded and mixed by Michael Sasich at Man vs Music in Salt Lake City.
Big Blue Ox
Big Blue Ox is an unapologetic 8-piece soul explosion with one goal; to stick you directly in the face. Comprised from Northern Utah's most notorious musical demons, they possess collective vision, common objective, and a combined century's worth of performance experience and education. All of which tightly bound and driven by nasty intent.
Core members consist of guitarist George Simon, Josh Francis pulling double duty on keys and trumpet, bassist Greg Shaw with Wachira Waigwa-Stone on the drum throne, and percussionist Lauren Johnson to round out the rhythm section. The dangerous 'Ox Horns' section is made up of Mason Petersen on tenor sax, Michael Bigelow commanding the baritone and alto sax, and Eric Devey behind the trumpet.
Together Big Blue Ox delivers swanky, dirty funk, soul, and afrobeat grooves to elevate the movement of your mind and booty.
SuperBubble is an ever expanding funk collective from Salt Lake City, Utah. Driving a fat beat, a solid groove, and a great sense of jam, they turn a room into an unapologetically funky dance party. Formed in 2016, they have been accruing band members, working their way around the state, and becoming a quick local favorite.
In May, 2017 SuperBubble released their first self titled EP amongst great reviews. S.L.U.G magazine wrote, "SuperBubble are one of the biggest surprises I have encountered this year, with one of the most solid debuts I’ve heard out of the Salt Lake scene. This album is a fleshed funk fest of jam, jive and jazz, with a couple of the strongest instrumental tracks I’ve heard for years."