On Tuesday night, Big Something headed to the pristine new Brooklyn Bowl Nashville for a late-night performance following Phish‘s show downtown earlier in the evening. The set notably featured a guest appearance by Nashville singer-songwriter Maggie Rose.
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Maggie Rose, of note, had already been enjoying a busy day with Phish playing in her hometown. Earlier in the day, she performed a few songs during a pre-show with LadyCouch including Phish’s “Shade” and Scissor Sisters‘ “Take Your Mama”. From there, she headed to Ascend Amphitheater to catch some Phish for herself before heading to Brooklyn Bowl for her Big Something guest spot.
Midway through the band’s set, Rose took the stage—still rocking her Reba shirt from earlier—to lead the North Carolina-based rockers through a tune she had warmed up earlier in the day, “Take Your Mama”, marking Big Something’s first time performing the cult classic early-2000s tune. After, the soulful vocalist stuck around to sing lead on Bee Gees‘ “You Should Be Dancing”.
Once Rose left the stage, the six-piece kept rolling through the Big Something original catalog before closing out the set with a trio of Talking Heads favorites, “Making Flippy Floppy”, “Life During Wartime”, and “Crosseyed and Painless”. Finally, the band returned for an encore rendition of “Amanda Lynn”—which appropriately features frontman Nick MacDaniels on mandolin.
Check out a gallery of photos from the show below courtesy of photographer Keith Griner.
Next up for Big Something are a pair of Widespread Panic afterparties at Asheville, NC’s Salvage Station this weekend. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head here.
Setlist: Big Something | Brooklyn Bowl | Nashville, TN | 8/3/21
Set One: Afterglow > Sundown Nomad > Megalodon, Escape (intro) > Timebomb, UFOs are Real, Take Your Mama*+ (Scissor Sisters), You Should Be Dancing* (The Bee Gees), Bob & Weave, Heavy, Song for Us, Making Flippy Floppy (Talking Heads), Life During Wartime (Talking Heads), Crosseyed & Painless (Talking Heads)
Encore: Amanda Lynn
* w/ Maggie Rose on vocals
+ first time played