A Melvins Valentine’s Day Special……. Yeah…….. let that sink in for a moment. If you were anything like me you started with a puzzled look that slowly turned into a grin as the gears began turning trying to imagine what this could entail. With Covid changing the game everyone has had to dig into their bag of tricks and hustle like never before. It’s like touring (thanx to social media) has turned into who can be more creative and really tap into what they think their fans are going to want. So, a lot of bands have been going the route of the “Live Stream ”, but how the hell do you get ppl to pay to watch a band play in front of nobody? I mean it’s like sitting in on a rehearsal, it’s cool but you’re not getting the feels or the energy of the crowd and artist interaction.
Weirdness. Riffs. Laughs. Beer. Beats. Smarts. The West Coast. Bass. Art. Singing. Rock N Roll. Grooves. Punk. Screams. Sludge.
These are some of the ingredients that make up just as small part of the majesty that is Melvins.
The Melvins have announced a New Year’s Eve livestream event: “Melvins Tv: Volume 1, New Year’s Evil” and tickets and exclusive merch are available now. The band will perform a 5-song live streaming event also featuring interviews and extras, on Dec. 31 at 12-noon pacific/3 pm eastern/8 pm gmt/7 am AEDT. Watch the teaser now! The first in a series of streams, the outing features the core Melvins lineup of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and Steven McDonald. The band recently announced the Feb. 26 release of Working With God, a second full-length album featuring the Melvins 1983 line-up of Osborne, Crover, and original Melvins’ drummer Mike Dillard, via Ipecac Records. Album pre-orders are available now at the link below.