Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour
2706 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
The Melvins were formed in Montessano, Washington in 1983 by Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard. Lukin and Dillard left the band and drummer Dale Crover stepped in shortly thereafter. Osborne and Crover have been the Melvins' mainstays throughout their 29 year metamorphosis.
To date the band has released 27 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. They've partnered with Jello Biafra, Lustmord and Fantomas for individual releases and toured the world many times over (side note: the band was in both Christchurch and Tokyo for their 2011 earthquakes).
With the release of (A) Senile Animal in 2006, the Melvins became a four-piece, essentially annexing Jared Warren and Coady Willis of Big Business. The Melvins, already known for their shattering mix of punk-meets-metal (and often referred to by an assortment of tags including sludge and grunge), were now louder and more bombastic than ever leading to a resurgence in the band's popularity and a run of three original full-lengths. Never ones for complacency, Buzz and Dale have since created Melvins Lite, a line-up partnering the pair with Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn and most recently teamed with Butthole Surfers’ JD Pinkus and Paul Leary for the 2014 release, Hold It In.
When you think of Texas, what comes to mind? Big skies? Big trucks? Hot women with big… uh, well… big hair? Everything, as they say, is bigger in Texas… And that what ain’t bigger is more bizarre. After all, in a state that refers to itself as a republic… things can get pretty skewed.
Enter Honky. Honky proudly carries the torch held by the likes of Scratch Acid, Pantera, ZZ Top and the red-headed stranger himself, Mr. Willie Nelson.
This Austin Superboogie trio was founded in 1996 by long time Butthole Surfer bassist JD Pinkus,Bobby Ed Landgraf (Gahdzilla Motor Company, Blowfly) on guitar , and rounded out by Michael ‘Night Train’ Brueggen (Blackula, Syrup, Supagroup) on the drums.
Honky dishes out an appetite pleasin’… Superboogie servin’ that’ll keep ya’ comin’ back for more.
Austin’s favorite sons have released some of the best lo-fi, hi-sleaze rock ever cut to wax, tape, or cd, and have toured with the likes of Nashville Pussy, the Reverend Horton Heat, Fu Manchu, Karma to Burn, Down and David Allan Coe.
Honky’s newest release, 421, is another feast of down and dirty rock, rolling across the finish line late this summer. This one is more of a group effort than ever before, co-written and co-produced by Pinkus and Landgraf at Willie Nelson’s famed Pedernales studio and mixed by Butthole Surfer Paul Leary (U2, Meat Puppets, Sublime) with mastering duties being handled by Brian “BIG BASS” Gardner ( Micheal Jackson, NWA, Eminem, the Band, Alice Cooper). Available wherever fine Honky products are sold.
The band is currently on tour worldwide and would like to invite y’all out for a butt shakin’ good time.
Tickets Available at the Door