Eight Gigs: Big Business

Thurs., July 2, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $12-$14

Whether they're classified as heavy metal, sludge or even stoner rock, Big Business is surely loud, grimy and unapologetic. In addition to their association with bands like Karp and Murder City Devils, Big Business' Jared Warren and Coady Willis also double as rotating members in the Melvins, filling in on bass and drums when needed. The band's latest album, Battlefields Forever, is its first full-length release on its own label, Gold Metal Records. The nine-track album was recorded in the spring of 2013 in an abandoned Los Angeles mansion that is “currently haunted by Jeff Goldbloom,” according to a press release. Sacto's Black Mackerel and Church will also perform. 2708 J Street, http://bigbigbusiness.com.