Big Head Todd & The Monsters releases 11th album, performs at Crystal Bay Casino
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What: Big Head Todd & The Monsters
When: Sunday, Dec. 17, 8 p.m.
Where: Crystal Bay Casino
Tickets: $28 Advance, $33 Day of Show
Big Head Todd & The Monsters enters its third decade of music-making with an all-new record and United States-based tour.
The group’s newest album, “New World Arisin’,” dropped just over one month ago and, according to Big Head Todd & The Monsters’ Facebook biography, it “might be the brashest rock and roll of their career.”
From the punky “Detonator” to the country-rock “Damaged One” and a Jimi Hendrix cover (“Room Full of Mirrors”), the 10-track record embodies a mix of genres, but that doesn’t seem to pose a problem to band co-founder Todd Park Mohr.
“The fact is, most people, like myself, listen to multiple genres of music, so I don’t think people have a problem with variety. I love it,” he noted, continuing that — by and large — “New World Arisin’” is “straight-up rock-pop.”
The change might seem somewhat abrupt to massive Big Head Todd & The Monsters fans, who know of the band’s side project (Big Head Blues Club) that was heavily influenced by renowned blues artists such as Charlie Musselwhite and B.B. King.
“What’s clear is that Big Head Todd is one multi-headed rock monster, easily traversing the most accessible hooks and the heaviest grooves.
“It’s not surprising that they would appeal to any audience or sub-audience that values durability over flavors of the moment,” states the bio.
Catch Big Head Todd & The Monsters at North Shore’s Crystal Bay Casino on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m.
Tickets cost $28 in advance and $33 on the day of the show. They are available for purchase online at http://www.crystalbaycasino.com (where additional information can be found).
— Lake Tahoe Action