(the) MELVINS at Visulite Theatre on 05/06/2018

(the) MELVINS

  
(the) MELVINS
  

05/06/2018

Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)

Doors Open: 7:00 - Show Starts: 8:00

Tickets Still Available at Door

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

THE MELVINS RELEASE PINKUS ABORTION TECHNICIAN
ON APRIL 20 VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS; ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

NEW ALBUM FEATURES BOTH JEFF PINKUS (BUTTHOLE SURFERS) AND STEVEN MCDONALD (REDD KROSS, OFF!) ON BASS


Photo credit: The Melvins

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2018 – The Melvins return with the new album Pinkus Abortion Technician (April 20, Ipecac Recordings), featuring both ongoing Melvins’ bass player Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers’, and occasional Melvins’, bottom ender Jeff Pinkus on bass.

“With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom,” explains Dale Crover. It’s an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, ‘would it work?’ ‘could it work??’ ‘should it work???’ The answers were yes, yes and YES!”

“We’ve never had two bass players. We’ve had two drummers and two guitar players so it makes total sense to now have two bass players, adds Buzz Osborne. “We’ll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting. Pinkus Abortion Technician is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee and enjoyed each other’s company. I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak.”

Pinkus Abortion Technician tracklist:

Stop Moving To Florida
Embrace The Rub
Don’t Forget To Breathe
Flamboyant Duck
Break Bread
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Prenup Butter
Graveyard

“Stop Moving To Florida” is a medley of the James Gang’s “Stop” and Butthole Surfers’ “Moving To Florida,” the band also covers the Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Butthole Surfers’ “Graveyard” on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon.

The Melvins have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.

Tour dates:
April 26  San Diego, CA  Casbah
April 27  Tucson, AZ  The Rock
April 29  Dallas, TX  Tree’s
April 30  Austin, TX  Mohawk
May 1  Houston, TX  White Oak Music Hall
May 3  Baton Rouge, LA  Spanish Moon
May 4  Birmingham, AL  Zydeco
May 6  Charlotte, NC  Visulite Theater
May 7  Carrboro, NC  Cat’s Cradle
May 9  Baltimore, MD  Ottobar
May 10  Philadelphia, PA  Underground Arts
May 11  Brooklyn, NY  Warsaw
May 12  Hamden, CT  Space Ballroom
May 13  Boston, MA  Paradise Rock Club
May 14  Montreal, QC  Corona Theatre
May 16  Toronto, ON  Velvet Underground
May 18  Cleveland, OH  Grog Shop
May 19  Pittsburgh, PA  Rex Theater
May 20  Louisville, KY  Headliner’s Music Hall
May 22  Nashville, TN  3rd & Lindsley
May 23  Memphis, TN  Hi-Tone 
May 24  St. Louis, MO  The Ready Room
May 25  Kansas City, MO  Record Bar
May 26  Tulsa, OK  Cain’s Ballroom
May 27  Norman, OK  Opolis
May 29  Santa Fe, NM  Meow Wolf
May 30  Flagstaff, AZ  The Green Room
May 31  Phoenix, AZ  Crescent Ballroom
July 12  Santa Ana, CA  The Observatory
July 13  Los Angeles, CA  Troubadour
July 14  Fresno, CA  Strummer’s

www.themelvins.net



ALL SOULS

  
ALL SOULS
  

Start Time: 8:00

Life’s paths twist and turn, but we always eventually end up where we’re meant to be. 

In that respect, the story of All Souls feels pre-destined. Way back in 1994, Tony Tornay [Fatso Jetson, The Desert Sessions] first met Tony Aguilar and Meg Castellanos [Totimoshi, Alma Sangre] by introduction from Erik Trammel [Black Elk, Wadsworth]. They kept in touch and always bandied the idea of “writing and jamming” about. 
It took 21 years, but a band finally became a reality in 2015 when these four artists sat around a table and discussed officially working together…

“One of the things that we did in this band that I’ve never done before is have that discussion,” recalls Aguilar. “Meg and I had always wanted to play with Tony as did Erik. It finally fell into place. Once we figured out what the lineup was going to be, we sat around and discussed what we wanted to sound like artistically before even jamming. It gave us a really great grasp on the artistic angle. It was almost like forming the painting before it was brought to life.”

“This is the culmination of thirty years as a professional musician,” adds Tornay. “It’s everything I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember. When we get together, it feels like home. This embodies every reason why I do what I do.”

Throughout 2016, the quartet—Aguilar [vocals, guitar], Castellanos [bass, vocals], Trammell [guitar], and Tornay [drums]—recorded what would become their self-titled full-length debut, All Souls, during intermittent sessions at Sound of Sirens Studio in Los Angeles with producer Toshi Kasai [Tool, The Melvins, Foo Fighters]. 

www.allsoulsband.com