Big Freedia

Big Freedia

Kim & The Created, Facial

Wed, January 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA


This event is all ages

Big Freedia
Big Freedia
Big Freedia , known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. After dominating the New Orleans club scene for over a decade, Big Freedia is now bringing the Bounce movement to a world-wide stage with her hit reality show, B ig Freedia Bounces Back on Fuse TV. The weekly docu-series, now in its sixth season, follows the life of a choirboy turned Bounce rapper and remains the highest rated original series on the network.
In 2016, Freedia was featured on Beyonce’s Grammy-winning single, “Formation.”
Freedia’s first LP, “Just Be Free” was named one of the ‘best electronic releases’ by R olling Stone and was critically acclaimed in outlets such as Pitchfork , SPIN , USA Today , and Consequence of Sound . Big Freedia has collaborated with artists ranging from Sia, Elliphant, The Postal Service, Matt & Kim, and Mannie Fresh, and Sylvan Esso.
Big Freedia continues to tour over a hundred dates a year with her legendary shake team, who are bring Bounce moves like “the twerk” (popularized by Miley Cyrus in 2013), “the shake” “the wiggle,” “the bend ova,” the “hands on the ground,” to audiences worldwide. Big Freedia is a consistent festival favorite, known to steal the show at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Bonnaroo, FYF and many more.
In 2015, Big Freedia penned her first memoir, B ig Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! on Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. The book was hailed in the press by outlets from R olling Stone and Pitchfork to Out and Bust .
In 2012, Big Freedia made her television network debut on J immy Kimmel Live! She has also appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly , Watch What Happens Live , NPR’s All Things Considered , NPR’s Marketplace , R idiculousness, and The Real . Her TV show received the GLAAD Media Award in 2014 and was nominated again for the award in 2015.
Big Freedia continues to release new singles and will releases her sophomore album in 2018.
Kim & The Created
Kim & The Created
This LA band known for it’s wild stage show has played 2 tours with The Kills, opened for Alice Cooper, played The Hollywood Palladium with Beck & Joan Jett, supported Epitaph’s Plague Vendor & The Garden US National tour, featured in Yves Saint Laurent, MAC Cosmetics, Fender, & Urban Outfitters ads, been featured in The LA Times, LA Record Centerfold, Buzzbands, & pull-out poster in The New York Times, as well as headlined 13 Countries in Europe, headlined Mexico & Canada, played multiple US National Tours, SXSW Thrasher, Converse, Brixton Showcases, NAMM, Desert Daze Festival, Growler’s Beach Goth, Levitation Festival, and much more!

‘Rockstar, Trend-Setter, & Style-Maker’ -V Magazine
‘Warrior & Style-Maker’ -NYLON Magazine
‘New Leading Lady of LA Music’ -VICE Magazine
‘LA's Counterculture Icon’ - MAC Cosmetics
‘The live performance is a full-blown exorcism.' -NOISEY
‘Blindingly inspirational.' -LA WEEKLY
'Most dynamic’ -LA RECORD
'If you don’t know them yet, you’re missing out.' -AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE
FACIAL makes the noise that cuts like a chainsaw through the thick buildup of residue in your mind, left behind by years of dealing with the dull banality of life. They take the dead parts of your brain killed by mundane repetition and blasts it away with a pressure hose, while the low end rattles all the barnacles off your body and pounds you the way you are always afraid to ask for. Sweet melodies interchange with primal screaming as you fluctuate between comfort and discomfort, horror and jubilation, familiarity and utter confusion.

FACIAL aren’t always making sense. In fact, they have been known to not make sense at all. It makes perfect sense considering the difficulty of true communication. This is due to the subjective nature of reality, lack of attention due to mass distraction, and the fact that anything anybody does can be taken out of context and framed to be perceived in any which way you want! These are just a few factors, so imagine trying to boil down a live, complex organism, such as a band, to a concise couple of paragraphs, using words! what a difficult task!

Who wants to read anyways! What could somebody read about a band that would even peak their interest? A cute story? Their musical references and antecedents? Perhaps some affiliation with a more well-known artist? Maybe we are completely bored with words now and they have lost all actual meaning, and only the right combination of emojis will titillate interest anymore?

If FACIAL were to be represented only by emojis, it would probably be: The guy with sunglasses on, Upside-down smiley guy, and The guy with x’s for eyes. bored to death.

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Venue Information:
The Glass House
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766