Monday, March 9, 2009
Melvins Celebrate Silver (25th) Anniversary; Plan Special "Evening With" Performances in May
The Melvins are turning twenty five and marking the occasion with a group of celebratory shows set for mid-May in New York, Boston, Chicago and Austin.
The four shows will be an “evening with” the band and feature a first set with the original line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover (on bass) and original drummer Mike Dillard. For the second set Buzz, Dale and Trevor Dunn (bass player for Fantomas, MadLove, Mr. Bungle) will perform Houdini in its entirety.
“We’re living on borrowed time." explained Buzz. "When the Melvins started I never expected to actually be ALIVE for 25 more years."
The Melvins formed in 1984 in Montesano, Wash., a small town on the west coast of the state. Crover and Osborne have been the two constant members of the band over their twenty-five year history. In that time, the group has been labeled and re-labeled with each passing musical fad but have outlasted each categorization and shone through as a creative entity that is unclassifiable. While the band came to mainstream prominence in the mid-90’s, the Melvins’ most recent releases (Nude With Boots, (A) Senile Animal) have been their most critically and commercially well-received albums to date. Couple that with their seemingly endless influence on other musicians and it’s easy to see why the Melvins have become one of the most well-respected bands of a generation.
The shows are:
May 15 New York, NY Webster Hall
May 16 Boston, MA Paradise
May 18 Chicago, IL Double Door
May 20 Austin, TX Emo’s