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BIG Something Shares King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Cover From 2020 New Year’s Run [Watch]


Though BIG Something‘s New Year’s run at the Lincoln Theatre may have looked a little different this year, the event still delivered some top-tier jams. On Friday, the cross-genre jam outfit shared a video of its debut cover of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard‘s “Head On / Pill” from December 30th.

The two-night run at the Lincoln Theatre saw many more surprises from BIG Something, including a trio of tributes to artists we lost in 2020 including Toots HibbertBill Withers, and John Prine. Though the shows on December 30th and 31st were fan-less, the band solicited donations during the free livestreams which went to support the Raleigh, NC venue.

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This rendition of the Float Along – Fill Your Lungs track the song’s BIG Something live debut, though the song instantly lent itself to the band’s diverse talents. Between the array of keyboards and dominating guitar hooks, BIG Something is able to sink its teeth into the track that came from King Gizzard’s early psych days.

Even though these concerts were without fans, the one small detail of a live painter shown in the limited audience made the show feel a bit more real. While this cover stretches out for a blissful nine minutes, it pales in comparison to King Gizzard’s original studio version which goes out over the 16-minute mark.

Watch BIG Something cover “Head On / Pill” by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard below.

BIG Something – “Head On / Pill” (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard) – Raleigh, NC – 12/30/20

[Video: BIG Something]

BIG Something was one of over 50 bands and speakers to participate in Georgia Comes Alive on December 26th. Together these artists and activists, along with nearly a million viewers from around the world, raised over $170,000 for local Georgia non-partisan voter registration organizations. Revisit the band’s collaboration with Mike Mills (R.E.M.) on “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” from the one-day virtual festival.