GUANTE & BIG CATS

mutate. evolve. transform. War Balloons (2018) is Guante and Big Cats' first collaborative project since 2012's You Better Weaponize. Building on that album's unapologetically political tone, the songs here are grounded in narrative and world-building. "Dog People" looks at the culture of white working-class resentment and the scapegoating (of immigrants, feminists, and other working people) that results from it.

"You Say Millionaire Like It's a Good Thing" is a blistering remix of an older Guante song framing the uninhibited accumulation of wealth as a legitimate moral failing. In between, there are polar bears, mutants, star-crossed lovers, and all of the visionary, just-this-side-of-magical-realism imagery that the duo's older work displays. Influenced by equal parts Bruce Springsteen, Public Enemy, and adrienne maree brown's "Emergent Strategy," this is a project called into existence by necessity. As Guante recently tweeted: "screaming at this hellscape is not enough to change it, but changing it probably won't happen without the screaming."

Past Shows


Jan
3
rd
2019
Turf Club
Jan
3
rd
2019
Turf Club

Nazeem & Spencer Joles and Black Velvet Punks

with GUANTE & BIG CATS and BLVCK MADONNA
May
15
th
2010
7th St Entry
May
15
th
2010
7th St Entry

Kristoff Krane

with ECID, GUANTE & BIG CATS and Big Trouble
May
15
th
2010
7th St Entry
May
15
th
2010
7th St Entry

Kristoff Krane

with ECID, GUANTE & BIG CATS and Big Trouble

More Shows

Jul
1
st
7th St Entry

PRIVATE EVENT

Sep
26
th
Fine Line

Jonah Marais

Dec
7
th
Fine Line

Wolves of Glendale

Oct
26
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Richard Thompson