Big Gigantic at the Newport

By Columbus Alive
From the January 31, 2013 edition

This is what festival culture has wrought. Big Gigantic is a DJ-infused saxophone and drums duo from Boulder, where the population is as high as the elevation. Last year’s Nocturnal is a funky, 53-minute hallucination soundtracked by a late-night talk show house band from the future. It inhabits the nether region between Daft Punk and Mannheim Steamroller, which is apparently fertile with money trees.

Aesthetic concerns aside, Big Gigantic has a remarkable ability to overpower and eventually enrapture (or at least entrance) by sheer force of will. You will be startled, unsettled, unwound and unleashed. You will learn to love your new overlords. Bow down Wednesday at the Newport.