GALLERY: Andy Frasco & The U.N. vs. BIG Something in Washington D.C.
Andy Frasco & the U.N. and BIG Something lit up the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, February 13 with comedian Kyle Ayers as part of their Royal Rumble 2020 tour. The two bands battled throughout their sets for the rights to several “championship belts”. There were several sit-ins by all band members during each other’s performances, as well as other competitions, such as the “Rock-Paper-Scissors” rumble and a crowd-surfing slam dunk contest.
After Kyle’s hilarious opening monologue, Andy Frasco & The U.N. delivered a rowdy set, full of the antics that Andy is well-known for. In between crowd surfing, chugging Jameson from the bottle, and dancing on the piano, the band’s energy in their performance swept through the crowd, leaving no one standing still. Highlights included the new song, “Keep on Keepin’ On”, which is a candid, upbeat tune about perseverance through mental struggles, as well as “Commitment Deficit Disorder”, which, according to Andy, is about “Having commitment-phobia and ADD at the same time”.
BIG Something took the stage for their set, opening with “Megaladon.” Their unique sound is both shredding and smooth. They smacked the audience in the face with their heavy, powerful tunes, while simultaneously creating one big dance party. The song, “Love Generator” was sung along by the entire crowd, and they played a particularly stomping cover of “Kashmir.” The evening concluded with an encore performed by the entire lineup of both bands, with Kyle conducting. They wrestled, they chugged beers, and they danced maniacally. It was evident that these guys are having a blast on this “Royal Rumble 2020” tour, and we were having just as much fun having the chance to party along with them.