Sludge metal band The Melvins will be touring in support of their new album Hold It In this October.  Frontman Buzz Osbourne and drummer Dale Crover, the two constants since the groups’ inception, will be joined by guitarist Paul Leary and bassist J.D. Pinkus of Austin’s Butthole Surfers.

Formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington state, The Melvins were one of the inspirations of the Seattle grunge scene, with Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Green River claiming them as influences. They’ve built up a prolific discography over the years, and their sludgy, heavy sound has earned them a wide fan base.

Butthole Surfers’ Leary and Pinkus are a tasteful choice to complete this veteran grunge rock quartet. The Surfers exploded on the scene with 1996’s Electriclarryland. Their unconventional sound and black humor was originally formed in the hardcore punk scene of the early 1980s. They are well known for giving theatrical, chaotic live performances and for their heavy influence on psychdelic, punk rock, grunge music and culture.  Devoted fans and newcomers should not miss this show.

 

Mohawk – October 29, 2014

Jeff Tom

Jeff Tom

Owner and Editor-in-Chief at The Austin Current I'm a native Austinite. In 1998 I founded one of the first successful blogs on the Internet, and have been writing daily since. I'm a singer-songwriter with my own band, have started multiple successful businesses as an entrepreneur, and have been an avid participant of the music, comedy, technology, and film scene of Austin for over a dozen years.