Bits o’ News – Bass-y New Album from Melvins!

There's been a whirlwind of Melvins-related activity lately (from Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends to Mike & The Melvins) and now The Melvins themselves announced a new record! Basses Loaded (out June 3rd on Ipecac) features 6 guests including Krist Novoselic, Jeff Pinkus and Trevor Dunn (plus Melvins own Dale Crover performing a cover…

Flashback – Melvins and Rush share the stage!

Cow Palace, S.F. - 2/12/94. The majority of the Rush crowd HATED the Melvins and booed them, so the Melvins played slower just to piss them off. It was amazing! i_am_ümlaut Truth is stranger than fiction, as they say, and the best proof is strange tour pairings - to witness: Exhibit A: Sonic Youth and Neil Young…

Show Review – Melvins / Le Butcherettes at The Paradise (06.27.15)

Seeing the band playing for the 3rd time shouldn't be full of surprises, but this case was different - for one the invitation seemingly came out of the blue (credit goes to Matt Icklan, Melvinhead extraordinaire) and was delivered via Facebook. Surprise #2 came in the form of a bearded bass player - he surely…

Music News – Bohren & Der Club of Gore on tour, new Melvins and Tomahawk

German ambient-doom unit Bohren & Der Club of Gore is heading out on a European tour this spring. So far, the dates were announced for shows in Germany, Czech Republic and Turkey with more to come. Check out the band's official FB page for more info.   Melvins got a new record out! Albeit, it's…

Show Review – Melvins Lite (w/ Tweak Bird) at the Paradise (01.10.12)

"Are you guys in line for a comedy?" Admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of Freak Puke - Melvins most recent LP. While not a complete abomination a-la Load or Cold Lake, Puke is still far from being ideal - good record from a band that can do much, much better. Safe to say, when…