Joel emailed me to let me know that the live performance by The Melvins recorded at Amoeba Records in Hollywood is now up on their site. It includes a pretty good interview with the four of them (it’s the lineup featuring Big Business) and several live tracks, and in what seem to be reasonably high definition. Enjoy!
According to stubbadub.com the Melvins gig in Sydney will be held at the Annandale on the 22nd of January:
Almost 25 years, over 25 albums and still counting, the Melvins are considered one of the godfathers of sludge metal whom heavily influenced the Seattle grunge scene back in the 90’s. With a cult following across the globe, and including original members King Buzzo (Guitar/vocals) and Dale Crover (Drums/vocals), the band has recently released ANOTHER studio album, ‘Nude With Boots’.
And in the news that their Australian fans have been waiting for, this new release has inspired the boys to hit the road again! So on Thursday 22nd January, in a VERY special, VERY intimate show at Sydney’s Annandale Hotel – get ready to experience the Melvins performing their classic album ‘HOUDINI’ – in its entirety!! This will be their ONLY Sydney show, and with a line-up of the one ‘n only Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover & Trevor Dunn (Mr Bungle) on bass…Oh my goddddd!! www.myspace.com/themelvins
Word is that Mike Patton will be a special guest at the shows too. Thanks to Adrian for the tip!
Tickets to the Melvins gig at the Ding Dong Lounge go on sale at Moshtix Friday morning 9:00am EST. It is a small venue and I’d expect tickets to probably sell out, so if you’re planning on going, don’t delay!
According to the Ding Dong Lounge they will be performing Houdini in it’s entirety and Trevor Dunn from Fantomas will be on Bass. That makes me ever more jealous of those that can go….
No word on the Sydney show at this stage except that it will be on the 22nd of January.
The Melvins will be playing a few shows in Australia and New Zealand in January 2009 as described below:
Word on the street is that Melvins will be playing some shows in Australia in January ’09 while Fantomas is down under doing the Big Day Out 2009 festival dates. Be sure to check Ipecac’s calendar for up to date info on Fantomas shows. These Melvins dates will most likely be the lineup of Buzz, Dale, & Trevor Dunn on bass. The tentative dates so far:
- January, 15 2009 – Aukland, New Zealand – TBA
- January, 22 2009 – Sydney, Australia – TBA
- January, 27 2009 – Melbourne, Australia – Ding Dong Lounge
Too bad the Melbourne show is on a weeknight otherwise I would have considered going over. From what I understand this isn’t a proper tour and I look forward to a The Melvins/Big Business tour later in 2009…
Mark got along to Grumpys bar the other night to be served drinks by Adam from Tool and Buzz from the Melvins. He had this to say about the event:
They were real nice, both Adam and Buzzo allowed fans to take pictures with them. Adam was selling some of his prints for around $400.00 a piece. They had to cut the bartending gig short due to the fact we had a terrible snowstorm that night and they had to get back over to the other Grumpys for a Melvins show that was really good but I was hoping that Adam would have jumped on stage, but he didn’t. Oh, and no juicy new TOOL news to divulge, I was too star struck to ask questions.
Sounds like fun Mark. He also sent me a few pictures for you guys to enjoy!
While we’re talking about the Melvins, I heard on the Melvins Forum that any Melvins gigs in Australia next month will be “secret” shows and not part of an official tour. It also won’t include Big Business, so I’d guess maybe two shows, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne with Trevor Dunn on bass.
According to a recent post on the Ding Dong Lounge (a music venue in Melbourne):
American sludge metal band the MELVINS (USA) will be gracing the stage here in January, also featuring members of FANTôMAS (USA)…Stay tuned for dates and pre-sales!!
If they don’t play Adelaide I’ll be pissed…
A recent post on The Melvins Myspace page tells us that some upcoming shows have had to be postponed due to illness:
Due to illness with one of the band members San Diego, Pomona and both Los Angeles dates are postponed. We are in the process of rescheduling the shows and will post them when we have confirmation.
Again, sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused anyone. Thank you for bearing with us. We hope you all understand.
Get well soon Dale, Buzz, Cody or the other dude who’s name I forget.
As you know I’ve been working on redesigning Fourtheye. Well, it’s been tough working on the new design on the current site, because there are various plugins, features and widgets I want to add and remove to the new one. As a result modifying the current Fourtheye page without breaking the existing themes can be a little tricky.
So, to cope with this, I’ve created a Fourtheye Beta site. This site contains the theme I am currently working and a couple of plugins I’m starting to use, such as the excellent Lightbox plugin (click on a picture to see what I mean). This site works on a parrallel database to Fourtheye, and while I’ll be porting posts from the current one to the beta site, I will not be carrying across comments and such. If you have a comment to make, unless is specifically for the Beta site, then make it at the main Fourtheye page.
Hopefully, once the redesign is completed over the coming weeks, you’ll see the new beta version take over from the existing one. and hopefully I couple of other exciting features I’m thinking about implementing.
Comments on the look and the feel of the new theme are more than welcome, however bear in mind the layout and colouring of the site are very much still up in the air. Suggestions here are always appreciated.
Finally, there seems to be some kind of slowdown with Fourtheye under Fx3. I’m not sure what the problem is, but I believe it’s related to the most recent theme (the bright orange/red one that people like complaining about). Switch to one of the older themes and I think you’ll find this a lot less noticable.