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Bigwig



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Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ (USA)

About:

Hailing from the Garden State of New Jersey, Bigwig was a band started on a simple premise... they just wanted to play a unique brand of fast, melodic punk rock mixed with politics, and have it be heard. And heard it has been since they broke on to the scene in 1995. Their influences range from Jawbreaker and Weezer, to the Descendents, NOFX, and even Slayer. Although some of people have compared them to Propaghandi, Bigwigâ??s sound isnâ??t that easy to pin down.

Their career got started with a phone call. The late Jim Cherry (of Strung Out, Zero Down) caught Bigwig while he was on tour and was so impressed he had to call his friend over at Fearless Records. Shortly thereafter, Bigwig was signed and their debut album, "Unmerry Melodies," was released.

By touring non–stop since their inception with bands like Pennywise, Less Than Jake, No Use For a Name, Strung Out, the Vandals, and slots on the Warped Tour, Bigwig has been able to build a dedicated fan base, and all on their own terms.

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Reviews

Bigwig Reclamation

Bigwig

Reclamation (2006)

Fearless

Catch 22 / Bigwig / Punchline live in New York City

Catch 22 / Bigwig / Punchline

live in New York City (2004)

live show

Ann Beretta/Bigwig/Wake Up September live in Richmond

Ann Beretta/Bigwig/Wake Up September

live in Richmond (2003)

live show

Less Than Jake / Punchline / Bigwig / Teen Idols live in Des Moines

Less Than Jake / Punchline / Bigwig / Teen Idols

live in Des Moines (2003)

live show

Bigwig / Fairweather / Gunmoll / The Boils live in Washington, DC

Bigwig / Fairweather / Gunmoll / The Boils

live in Washington, DC (2003)

live show

Bigwig / Amazing Transparent Man / Stereotyperider live in St. Louis

Bigwig / Amazing Transparent Man / Stereotyperider

live in St. Louis (2003)

live show

Catch 22/Bigwig/Fall Out Boy live in Hartford

Catch 22/Bigwig/Fall Out Boy

live in Hartford (2003)

live show

Bigwig/Subb/Jettison/District 7 live in Ottawa

Bigwig/Subb/Jettison/District 7

live in Ottawa (2002)

live show

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones/Bigwig/Avoid One Thing live in Orlando

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones/Bigwig/Avoid One Thing

live in Orlando (2002)

live show

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Guttermouth / Bigwig / Simple Plan live in Austin

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Guttermouth / Bigwig / Simple Plan

live in Austin (2002)

live show

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Simple Plan / Bigwig live in Chicago

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Simple Plan / Bigwig

live in Chicago (2002)

live show

Bigwig An Invitation to Tragedy

Bigwig

An Invitation to Tragedy (2001)

Fearless

Bigwig An Invitation to Tragedy

Bigwig

An Invitation to Tragedy (2001)

Fearless

Bigwig Stay Asleep

Bigwig

Stay Asleep (1999)

Kung Fu

Bigwig Unmerry Melodies

Bigwig

Unmerry Melodies (1997)

Fearless

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Interviews

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Bigwig

Friday, December 20, 2002 at 5:57 PM (EST)

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