MELVINS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | MON, 7/15/13 Since 1983, the Melvins have been perfecting their brand of influential rock, inspired in part by punk and in part by the music Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover grew up hearing as kids in the '60s and '70s. With the Melvins, the two have taken that sound to dif ... More >>
MELVINS LITE @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/12/12 Melvins Lite? There was nothing "lite" about this show. As soon as the stage lights dimmed and a loop of the coughing at the beginning of Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf" filled the air for what seemed like a comically extended period of time until Trevor Dunn ... More >>
Since 1983, Melvins have been perfecting their brand of influential rock, inspired in part by punk and in part by the music Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover grew up hearing as kids in the '60s and '70s. With Melvins, the two have taken that sound to different places with each record that their contempor ... More >>
Coady Willis and Jared Warren formed Big Business in the wake of break ups by the Whip and Dead Low Tide. Prior to that, the two had been in a number of noteworthy -- even legendary in some circles -- Pacific Northwest bands like Karp and the Murder City Devils, groups that essentially helped to def ... More >>
Guitars, you say? Oh, we've got guitars, friend. Big ones, loud ones, twangy ones, whatever your flavor, and all being played by people pushing their amps into overdrive with passion. If you feel like indulging your inner rocker this week, let's just say you will have no problem finding places of wo ... More >>
Wednesday, September 12, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
See also: Hank 3 at Boulder Theatre, 9/4/12 Hank 3 has one of the most unimpeachable country music pedigrees of anyone alive: His grandfather is the late Hank Williams Sr., one of the pioneers of both country and rock and roll, and his farther is Hank Williams Jr. To his credit, Hank 3 has never re ... More >>
While things are slowing down a bit somewhat with summer concert announcements, the fall show season is beginning to shape up nicely with new shows from (updated) Mumford & Sons, a trio of dates with Brother Ali in October, as well as the Melvins Lite and Henry Rollins in September and an October da ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
Jacob TeitelbaumMarried In BerdichevKicking off last night, Titwrench Fest 2011 is now in full-swing at the Mercury Cafe tonight with bands, dance performances and informational workshops running through the weekend. The four-day festival brings avant-garde, experimental and (mostly) female m ... More >>
Tom MurphyAction Friend.For the past eight years, Action Friend (due Saturday, June 25th, at The Meadowlark Bar) has been evolving the kind of music played by what many would say are "a musician's band." Although all the players in the band are highly skilled, it's the inherent weirdness to i ... More >>
Tom Murphy WARLOCK PINCHERS Cap'n Fresh and the Stay Fresh Seals • Murder Ranks • Dressy Bessy 08.06.10 | Gothic Theatre | Night One Because some of its shows are so absurd, it's hard to tell if Cap'n Fresh and the Stay Fresh Seals is some kind of a comedy act or not. You can't help but ... More >>
Tom Murphy Warlock Pinchers Magic Cyclops • Hot White • Melvins Lite • Taun Taun • Itchy-O 08.07.10 | Gothic Theatre | Night Two Before taking stage, Magic Cyclops or someone was playing a bit of the music from the movie Fletch over the P.A., which was amusing on its own. After inf ... More >>
It's all Pinchers all the time around here. In case you can't tell, we're all sorts of giddy about this pair of reunion shows happening next weekend. Hell, we've only been waiting for these gigs to take place for, like, what, eighteen years or so. And we purposely (well, some of us) avoided ... More >>
The rumors were true. We've received confirmation from K.C. K-Sum himself that the Warlock Pinchers are indeed planning to reunite this summer -- on Friday August 6 at the Gothic Theatre, if fact. And as reported back in March, Dale Crover of the Melvins is slated to pound the skins for the p ... More >>
Doom metal group Shrinebuilder, which features Scott "Wino" Weinrich (St. Vitus, the Obsessed), Al Cisnersos (Om, Sleep), Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Dale Crover (Melvins), grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax with its self-titled debut for the week ending November 22. Slayer's World Painted Blood and ... More >>
Photo: Tom Murphy The Melvins' King Buzzo The Melvins, Secret Chiefs 3 and Big Business Thursday, July 31, 2008 Ogden Theater Better Than: Almost every heavy rock show I’ve ever seen. Maybe it was just the right day, or maybe the Melvins’ crowd is a cut above most, but I expected the show to ... More >>
Ten discs that are worthy of your money and your close attention.
For the Melvins' Buzz Osborne, grunge means never having to say you're sorry.