Hot Brown Smackdown / Big Atomic

Heathen Booking Presents

Hot Brown Smackdown / Big Atomic

Big Atomic

Fri · July 7, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

A Friday night witch's brew of amazing sounds. 



Music starts around 9


Hot Brown Smackdown
Hot Brown Smackdown
Hot Brown Smackdown is a bluegrass fueled, funk steered, rock influenced, semi-acoustic party sextet.
Big Atomic
Big Atomic
Big Atomic is a jam/funk/rock band from Murray, Kentucky. The band blurs the lines between funk, rock, rhythm and blues. From pulsing dance tunes to improvised extended jams, smooth r&b to funky rock and roll, Big Atomic has proved to be a very versatile group. Big Atomic is Ryan Gilchrist (vocals/guitar), Morgan McCall (drums), Matt Robinson (percussion), Andrew Stephens (bass guitar), Shannon Vetter (sax/vocals) and Micah Greene (guitar/vocals).

The band formed in 2013 and has been working hard ever since. Original members quickly wrote several tunes and began performing them locally with wonderful positive feedback. Within a year, the band played several shows throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois, while performing high energy live shows that truly define the band. Big Atomic released their self-titled debut EP in August of 2014. During the fall of 2014, Big Atomic played to a capacity crowd at the historic Fohs Hall in Marion, KY featuring T.O.N.E.-z (co-writer of the "Justified" theme song). In December of 2014, the band performed on “Sounds Good: Live Lunch”, aired and hosted on the the local NPR affiliate WKMS. The band was also featured in the Jan/Feb issue of Relix Magazine in their “On The Rise” section. Their single “Letting Go” was on the compilation CD alongside the likes of Punch Brothers and Gov’t Mule. Most recently, the band won the second annual WKMS Battle of the Bands in March of 2015 and is currently booking regionally for the rest of the year. Keep an eye out for Big Atomic at Ragefest, Lowertown Arts and Music Festival, Samfest, Clarkstock, and Freedom Fest, just to name a few, this summer! Cheers to our friends, fans, and fellow musicians who make it all possible.
Venue Information:
The Burl
375 Thompson Rd
Lexington, KY, 40508