The Melvins kicked off their latest tour with their sold out show at the Casbah on 4/26. This, behind the release of their new album “Pinkus Abortion Technician”. What was special about their show this time around? Well their lineup consisted of 2 bass players, Jeff Pinkus to Buzz’s right and Steven McDonald to his right. So sandwiched in between those 2 and in front of Dale’s drumming we got a one of a kind show.
One of the topics of conversation that came up last night after their amazing show is this.
Who will take the Melvins place when they’re gone?
Who is that one band that can live up to the task of performing every year thunderous sets?
Be a beloved and cult band at the same time.
Be able to inspire and be admired by other musicians and still produce an amazing body of work.
There are so many more qualities that can be added to them.
Many more ways of paying tribute with words or pictures, but the best thing you can do right now is go out and see them play live.
Who knows if there will be another band in our lifetime that can do what the Melvins have done for 35 years so far, and counting.
Long live the Melvins.
words & pics by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales