Big Ups announce summer tour with METZ; play Creative Cycle benefit tonight

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Big Ups photo by Walter Wlodarczyk

Big Ups are going on tour with Metz starting July 27, passing through Canada and the Northwest then routing down for a stop in Denver. Before tour, the band will be playing a string of New York dates with Perfect Pussy and Pissed Jeans. Dates below.

Tonight, Big Ups are playing a benefit for Creative Cycle, a program that raises money to buy instruments for public school music programs, at the Silent Barn along with EULA, Painted Zeros, and Charly Bliss. Creative Cycle is an artist-run group which provides arts and music supplies for public schools with proceeds from the sales of donated art and music.

“My music teacher in high school was a mentor to me, and the music room a refuge from all other stresses and turbulences of adolescence,” said Carlos Salguero of Big Ups. “I feel that it’s not only important, but a necessity of highest priority, that children have a safe and constructive space inside school to experiment, not just with music, but with any art. I know that without that I wouldn’t be where I am today thus I, and everyone in our band, want to help ensure other children have that same opportunity.”


Shows & Tour Dates:


09 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right %
21 Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
23 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar $


27 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club #
29 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret #
30 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina #
31 Calgary, AB @ The Republik #


01 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room #
03 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre #
04 Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
05 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
11 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #

% Pissed Jeans
$ Perfect Pussy
# Metz