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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What to Do Tonight: The Melvins

Posted By on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Who could resist that hair?
  • Who could resist that hair?

Three years ago, Melvins singer-guitarist Buzz Osborne and longtime drummer Dale Crover teamed up with Big Business’ bassist Jared Warren and drummer Coady Willis to expand Osborne’s 27-years-and-running band. “It’s certainly changed things and given the old songs something,” says Osborne. “We’re pretty committed to making this work, so it’s an all-or-nothing scenario.” Given the Melvins’ propensity for innovation and clever arrangements, the lineup change has worked to the band’s advantage. “The majority of the songwriting is done in terms of how it’ll work with two drummers,” says Osborne. “We’re definitely trying to figure out what we can do with the possibilities.” The Melvins continue to push musical boundaries on The Bride Screamed Murder, their 20th album. “I’m tired, invigorated, and empowered,” says Osborne. “Yeah, those are all probably good words for it. Especially invigorated.” The Melvins, with Totimoshi opening, play the Grog Shop at 9 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $19 at the door. Call 216-321-5588 or go to grogshop.gs.—Nicholas DeMarino

Review the show at clevescene.com/concertscene

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