Concert Photo Review: Melvins at Holy Diver – Sacramento, California

Melvins Maul Midtown Sacramento In The Midst Of The Summer Heat At Holy Diver – July 17th, 2018

 

 

 

Sesame Street Meat
At a Crawl
The Kicking Machine
Saviour Machine (David Bowie cover)
What They Say (Redd Kross cover)
Anaconda
Stop (James Gang cover)
Moving to Florida(Butthole Surfers cover)
Edgar the Elephant
Sway (The Rolling Stones cover)
Let It All Be
Honey Bucket
The Bit
Don’t Forget to Breathe
Onions Make the Milk Taste Bad
The Talking Horse
Evil New War God
Eye Flys

 

The Melvins Debut “Embrace The Rub” Video; North American Tour Begins April 26

The Melvins, who recently announced the April 20 release of Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac Recordings), have debuted the Mackie Osborne directed video for “Embrace The Rub”.

“’Embrace The Rub’ is a Steven McDonald penned, punker tune throwback to his days as a young Hawthorne, CA punk hanging out with Black Flag,” explained Dale Crover. “For some reason, I decided that this tune really needed a piano part.”

 

The band embarks on a 10-week North American tour on April 26. The trek will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover.

Tour dates:

April 26 San Diego, CA Casbah

April 27 Tucson, AZ The Rock

April 29 Dallas, TX Tree’s

April 30 Austin, TX Mohawk

May 1 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall

May 3 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon

May 4 Birmingham, AL Zydeco

May 5 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

May 6 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theater

May 7 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle

May 9 Baltimore, MD Ottobar

May 10 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

May 11 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw

May 12 Hamden, CT Space Ballroom

May 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

May 14 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

May 16 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground

May 18 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop

May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater

May 20 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall

May 22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley

May 23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone

May 24 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room

May 25 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

May 26 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

May 27 Norman, OK Opolis

May 29 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf

May 30 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room

May 31 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom

July 12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

July 14 Fresno, CA Strummer’s

July 16 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

July 17 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver

July 19 Seattle, WA Neumo’s

July 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

July 21 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub

July 24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

July 25 Calgary, AB Marquee Room

July 27 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret

July 28 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)

July 29 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

July 30 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon

July 31 Chicago, IL Park West

August 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

August 3 Detroit, MI El Club

August 4 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar

August 5 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre

August 6 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company

August 7 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s

August 8 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room

August 10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

August 11 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

August 14 Las Vegas, NV The Bunkhouse Saloon

August 16 Los Angeles, CA The Echo

 

Dale Crover’s “Bad Move” Video Inspired By Paul McCartney’s “Coming Up”

Dale Crover, inspired by Paul McCartney’s 1980 video for “Coming Up,” premieres the video for “Bad Move” via Dangerous Minds.

“We had a lot of fun making the video,” says Crover. “It’s a parody of a Paul McCartney video where he plays all the characters. It was shot on VHS, which makes it look very dirty and from a different era.”

The clip, which was directed by Adam Harding (videos for Warpaint, Best Coast), finds Crover popping up in multiple roles, as McCartney did decades earlier. Qui’s Matt Cronk, Altamont’s Dan Southwick (as the Birthday Party’s Tracy Pew) and longtime Melvins’ recording partner Toshi Kasai make guest appearances.

Pre-orders, in all formats, are available now via the Joyful Noise webstorehttps://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/products/the-fickle-finger-of-fate.

Crover has a busy remainder of the year, with North American Melvins’ tour dates stretching through early October followed by a recently announced double-header of the Melvins and Redd Kross (Crover plays drums in both bands) trekking overseas to both Europe and Australia. Dates are below.

The Fickle Finger of Fate was co-produced by Crover and Kasai. Crover played the bulk of the instruments on the collection (guitar, keyboards, drums) as well as vocals. Guests include Redd Kross’ Steven McDonald, Dan Southwick (Altamont) and Crover’s 11-year-old daughter Scarlett who assists with violin, percussion and vocals.

Melvins/Redd Kross tour dates:

October 9 Bristol, UK Exchange

October 10 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club

October 11 Glasgow, UK SWG3

October 12 Manchester, UK Gorilla

October 13 Birmingham, UK 02 Institute2

October 15 Antwerp, Belgium Desertfest

October 16 Hamburg, Germany LOGO

October 17 Copenhagen, Denmark Jazzhouse

October 18 Goteborg, Sweden Pustervik

October 19 Oslo, Norway Bla

October 20 Malmo, Sweden Babel

October 22 Berlin, Germany Festsaal

October 23 Leipzig, Germany UT Connewitz

October 24 Vienna, Austria Arena Wein

October 26 Trezzo Sull’adda, Italy Live Club

October 27 Zurich, Switzerland Rote Fabrik

October 28 Schorndorf, Germany Club Manufaktur

October 29 Cologne, Germany Gebaude 9

October 30 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Noord

October 31 London, UK Electric Brixton

November 3 Perth, Australia Amplifier Capitol

November 4 Adelaide, Australia The Gov

November 8 Melbourne, Australia Max Watts

November 9 Sydney, Australia The Factory Theatre

November 10 Fortitude Valley, Australia Crowbar

Watch Melvins Perform A Full Set of Heaviness in Sacramento, California

Watch Melvins Perform A Full Set of Heaviness in Sacramento, California in the video below.

 

The Melvins, who recently released the double album A Walk With Love & Death on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings, stream new song, “What’s Wrong With You” here on Youtube.

The song features vocals from Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!), who is part of the band’s current recording and touring line-up, as well as That Dog’s Anna Waronker.

“We love Steven! ‘What’s Wrong with You’ is a great addition to our long Melvinscatalog,” proclaims Buzz Osborne. “There’s no other song on this record that sounds like it and that’s what makes it so cool!”

With A Walk With Love & Death, the trio of Osborne, Dale Crover and McDonald showcase two distinct sides of the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love & Death. A release date for the short has not been announced yet but a trailer has been made available here. The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes/Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were co-produced with Toshi Kosai.

The band recently announced an extensive, 12-week North American tour with labelmates Spotlights opening on all dates. Spotlights will release their Ipecac Recordings’ debut this fall.

A Walk With Love & Death remaining tour dates:

 

July 10  San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall

July 12  Portland, OR  Hawthorne Theatre

July 13  Seattle, WA  The Showbox

July 14  Vancouver, BC  Venue Nightclub

July 17  Edmonton, AB  Union Hall

July 18  Calgary, AB  The Marquee

July 20  Winnipeg, MB  Pyramid Cabaret

July 21  Fargo, ND  The Aquarium

July 22  Minneapolis, MN  Grumpy’s Bash

July 24  Milwaukee, WI  Turner Hall Ballroom

July 25  Chicago, IL  The Metro

July 26  Grand Rapids, MI  The Pyramid Scheme

July 27  Detroit, MI  El Club

July 28  Cleveland, OH  Grog Shop

July 29  Columbus, OH  A&R Music Bar

July 31  Pittsburgh, PA  Rex Theater

August 1  Syracuse, NY  The Westcott Theater

August 2  Boston, MA  Paradise Rock Club

August 3  New York, NY  Irving Plaza

August 4  Philadelphia, PA  Union Transfer

August 5  Asbury Park, NJ  The Stone Pony

August 6  Baltimore, MD  Ottobar

August 8  Richmond, VA  The Broadberry

August 9  Carrboro, NC  Cat’s Cradle

August 10  Knoxville, TN  The Concourse

August 11  Louisville, KY  Headliner’s Music Hall

August 12  St. Louis, MO  The Ready Room

August 13  Lawrence, KS  The Bottleneck

August 15  Englewood, CO  Gothic Theatre

August 17  Salt Lake City, UT  Urban Lounge

August 18  Las Vegas, NV  Psycho Fest

August 20  San Jose, CA  The Ritz

August 21  Santa Cruz, CA  The Catalyst

August 22  Los Angeles, CA  The Echo

September 5  Phoenix, AZ  Crescent Ballroom

September 6  Tucson, AX  191 Toole

September 8  Austin, TX  The Mohawk

September 9  Dallas, TX  Tree’s

September 10  San Antonio, TX  Paper Tiger

September 11  Houston, TX  Warehouse Live (Studio)

September 13  New Orleans, LA  One Eyed Jack’s

September 14  Pensacola, FL  Vinyl Music Hall

September 15  Jacksonville, FL  Jack Rabbit’s

September 16  Tampa, FL  The Orpheum

September 17  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  The Culture Room

September 18  Orlando, FL The Social

September 20  Athens, GA  40 Watt Club

September 21  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade (Hell Stage)

September 22  Nashville, TN  3rd & Lindsley

September 23  Memphis, TN  Hi-Tone

September 25  Madison, WI  High Noon Saloon

September 26  Rock Island, IL  Rock Island Brewing Co.

September 27  Des Moines, IA  Wooly’s

September 28  Omaha, NE  The Waiting Room

September 30  Ft. Collins, CO  Aggie Theatre

October 2  Albuquerque, NM  The Launchpad

October 3  Flagstaff, AZ  The Green Room

Dale Crover (The Melvins) Premieres “Hillbilly Math”

As the release of Dale Crover’s (Melvins) debut solo album, The Fickle Finger of Fate (Aug. 4, Joyful Noise Recordings), gets closer, the legendary drummer shares a second new song from the 20-track album, “Hillbilly Math.” Continue reading “Dale Crover (The Melvins) Premieres “Hillbilly Math””

The Melvins Stream “What’s Wrong With You”

The Melvins, who release the double album A Walk With Love & Death on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings, stream new song, “What’s Wrong With You”.

The song features vocals from Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!), who is part of the band’s current recording and touring line-up, as well as That Dog’s Anna Waronker.

“We love Steven! ‘What’s Wrong with You’ is a great addition to our long Melvins catalog,” proclaims Buzz Osborne. “There’s no other song on this record that sounds like it and that’s what makes it so cool!”

Pre-orders for the 23-track release are available now: http://smarturl.it/MelvinsAWWLAD. Digital pre-orders include an instant download of “Christ Hammer” (https://youtu.be/Mp260FBm6IA) and “What’s Wrong With You.”

With A Walk With Love & Death, the trio of Osborne, Dale Crover and McDonald showcase two distinct sides of the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love & Death. A release date for the short has not been announced yet but a trailer has been made available:

The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes/Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were co-produced with Toshi Kosai.

The band recently announced an extensive, 12-week North American tour with labelmates Spotlights opening on all dates. Spotlights will release their Ipecac Recordings’ debut this fall.

A Walk With Love & Death tour dates:

July 5  San Diego, CA  Casbah

July 6  Santa Ana, CA  The Observatory

July 7  Los Angeles, CA  The Troubadour

July 8  Fresno, CA  Strummer’s

July 9  Sacramento, CA  Goldfield Trading Post

July 10  San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall

July 12  Portland, OR  Hawthorne Theatre

July 13  Seattle, WA  The Showbox

July 14  Vancouver, BC  Venue Nightclub

July 17  Edmonton, AB  Union Hall

July 18  Calgary, AB  The Marquee

July 20  Winnipeg, MB  Pyramid Cabaret

July 21  Fargo, ND  The Aquarium

July 22  Minneapolis, MN  Grumpy’s Bash

July 24  Milwaukee, WI  Turner Hall Ballroom

July 25  Chicago, IL  The Metro

July 26  Grand Rapids, MI  The Pyramid Scheme

July 27  Detroit, MI  El Club

July 28  Cleveland, OH  Grog Shop

July 29  Columbus, OH  A&R Music Bar

July 31  Pittsburgh, PA  Rex Theater

August 1  Syracuse, NY  The Westcott Theater

August 2  Boston, MA  Paradise Rock Club

August 3  New York, NY  Irving Plaza

August 4  Philadelphia, PA  Union Transfer

August 5  Asbury Park, NJ  The Stone Pony

August 6  Baltimore, MD  Ottobar

August 8  Richmond, VA  The Broadberry

August 9  Carrboro, NC  Cat’s Cradle

August 10  Knoxville, TN  The Concourse

August 11  Louisville, KY  Headliner’s Music Hall

August 12  St. Louis, MO  The Ready Room

August 13  Lawrence, KS  The Bottleneck

August 15  Englewood, CO  Gothic Theatre

August 17  Salt Lake City, UT  Urban Lounge

August 18  Las Vegas, NV  Psycho Fest

August 20  San Jose, CA  The Ritz

August 21  Santa Cruz, CA  The Catalyst

August 22  Los Angeles, CA  The Echo

September 5  Phoenix, AZ  Crescent Ballroom

September 6  Tucson, AX  191 Toole

September 8  Austin, TX  The Mohawk

September 9  Dallas, TX  Tree’s

September 10  San Antonio, TX  Paper Tiger

September 11  Houston, TX  Warehouse Live (Studio)

September 13  New Orleans, LA  One Eyed Jack’s

September 14  Pensacola, FL  Vinyl Music Hall

September 15  Jacksonville, FL  Jack Rabbit’s

September 16  Tampa, FL  The Orpheum

September 17  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  The Culture Room

September 18  Orlando, FL The Social

September 20  Athens, GA  40 Watt Club

September 21  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade (Hell Stage)

September 22  Nashville, TN  3rd & Lindsley

September 23  Memphis, TN  Hi-Tone

September 25  Madison, WI  High Noon Saloon

September 26  Rock Island, IL  Rock Island Brewing Co.

September 27  Des Moines, IA  Wooly’s

September 28  Omaha, NE  The Waiting Room

September 30  Ft. Collins, CO  Aggie Theatre

October 2  Albuquerque, NM  The Launchpad

October 3  Flagstaff, AZ  The Green Room

The Melvins Debut “Hideous Woman” Video

The Melvins, who wrapped up their latest European tour over the weekend, debut a video for “Hideous Woman” from their recently released album, Basses Loaded (Ipecac Recordings).

The video for the single Stereogum dubbed an “intense, off-kilter riffer” was directed by David Hall.

The 12-song album, which premiered via MLB.com, features six bass players: Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and Melvins’ drummer Dale Crover swapping the drum kit for bass in the Melvins 1983 iteration.

The Melvins return to U.S. highways this summer, launching a seven-week tour on Aug. 3 in Las Vegas. The touring line-up features Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald.

U.S. tour dates:

August 3 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar & Billiards
August 4 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room
August 6 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
August 7 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
August 9 Sioux Falls, SD The District
August 10 Fargo, ND The Aquariaum (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
August 13 Eau Claire, WI Eaux Claires Music Festival
August 14 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company
August 15 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
August 16 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
August 17 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
August 18 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
August 19 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue Theatre
August 20 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
August 22 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
August 23 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
August 24 Buffalo, NY Iron Works
August 26 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater
August 27 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
August 28 Hamden, CT The Ballroom at the Outer Space
August 29 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom
August 31 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
September 1 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
September 3 Cookeville, TN Muddy Roots Music Festival
September 5 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
September 6 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
September 7 Charleston, SC Music Farm
September 8 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
September 10 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
September 11 Jackson, MS Duling Hall
September 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
September 13 Little Rock, AR Metroplex
September 14 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
September 15 Oklahoma City, OK The ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
September 16 Norman, OK Opolis
September 17 Austin, TX The Sidewinder
September 18 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
September 20 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
September 21 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
September 24 Long Beach, CA Music Tastes Good Festival