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UPDATE 12/19/08 from the amrep bored: "You folks from out of town, thank the snow gods, as we had a semi blizzard with -10 temps the night of the show. Being true Minnesotans we still had a great turnout at the guest bartending things and the Sun. show itself. Likely we were the only bar in town with a couple hundred folks hanging out! But it wasn't quite a sellout, and as a result we have some extra stock left over. I Never announced the re-issue of the CD set, as it came up pretty last minute. Burlesque Crew (well Wes) did a bang up job."
MELVINS • STAR SPANGLED BANNER 7" - SOLD OUT
$10 - Scale 114
Newest Melvins / AmRep collaboration. 2 studio songs. The acapella version of Star Spangled Banner they performed during their 2008 tour, and another studio track, this being a ripping version of Kiss' "Detroit Rock City". Limited Edition of 666, on vinyl only.
2nd and final edition of
MELVINS vs. MINNEAPOLIS CD set. - SOLD OUT
Same material as the 1st EDITION, with a whole new sleeve. Edition of 333
UPDATE 12/14/08 from the bbs: Hello everybody, There's some new limited stuff showing up at the Buzz's bar tending shift at Grumpy's in downtown Minneapolis tonight as well as at the Melvins show at Grumpy's Roseville later. Along with the new 7" I'm sure most of you know about, I put together a second and final edition of the Melvins vs. Minneapolis 3 CD set. This is an edition of 333 and has revamped artwork by yours truly. I had fun on this just working over my original art and generally Grump-a-fying it. The CDs are the same as the first edition, we just did it for people that missed out the first time and since we had to screen print it all over again, thought a change up was in order. They are priced at $40 each. (hey, there's over 10 hours of music on there!)
The second item goes with Buzz's takeover of Grumpy's, or as it will soon be known, BuzzO's. They are available in white and grey, complete with Buzz's gold tooth. These were made for this weekend and tonight might be the only chance to get them. Unless you were one of the awesome people that picked one up last night of course. Shirts are $15 each
from the amrep bored: Holy smokes, the weekend to promote the new Melvins single has gone ballistic. Events all over.
Buzz just called me late last week and wants to do a Melvins set. Here's the itinerary for that weekend.
• Buzz guest bartending Grumpy's Roseville Sat. Dec 13 - 9pm
• Big Business playing live at the Triple Rock Sat. Dec 13 - 11pm
• Buzz guest bartending Grumpy's Downtown Sun. Dec 14 - 9pm
• Melvins playing live Grumpy's ROSEVILLE Sun. Dec 14 - 10pm
Tickets for both the Sat. Big Business show at Triple Rock, and the Sun. Melvins show at Grumpy's available at Indietickets.com
(Big Business WILL NOT be playing on the Melvins set that Sun. Night though there's been some talk of the Melvins joining them at the Triple Rock, as of yet unconfirmed, so get down to the Triple Rock!)
directions / info at www.grumpys-bar.com
From grumpysbar.com: MELVINS AND BASTARD SAINT LIVE AND LOUD AT GRUMPY'S ROSEVILLE.
December 14th (interestingly, day two of King Buzzo as a guest bartender), Grumpy's Roseville will see a live performance from the Melvins and Bastard Saint. Or if you want to really live it up that night, get access to the VIP room for free food, beer, records and conversation. It's like being part of the hipster crowd, but you don't have to deal with hipsters.
More from grumpysbar.com: KING BUZZO OF THE MELVINS WILL BE SLINGING DRINKS AT GRUMPY'S.
Grumpy's X-Mas Present to our Rocker crowd comes early!
Guest bartending indeed. Buzz will be in the house, behind the bar, and serving up his own concoctions for those brave enough to drink 'em. Sat Dec 13 at Grumpy's Roseville, and Sun Dec. 14th at Grumpy's Downtown. Both nights will be from 9pm-10:30 pm. In conjunction with the Guest Star Bartender appearance, AmRep will be making a limited edition 7" available at the bar during this. The 7" is limited to 666 copies, and has 2 unreleased studio tracks. - The Melvins version of Star Spangled Banner, and a cover of Kiss's Detroit Rock City.
UPDATE 12/2/08 grumpysbar.com: A while back, we made the announcement that Melvins singer King Buzzo would be guest bartending at Grumpy's Roseville and Downtown locations. Well, now he's got help. Melvin's collaborator and Tool guitarist Adam Jones (video director, Rolling Stone's #75 top guitarist, and Ronnie Dobbs supporter) will also be slinging drinks for you. So if you prefer your rock celebrities subservient, your time is coming.
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The (a) Senile Animal 4xLP is set to be released by the end of the month on the great Hydra Head Records. This thing is a monster and will indeed prove to be worth the wait. Side A of each LP is audio at 45rpm with color labels, Side B has different etchings on the vinyl. Each LP has a heavyweight inner sleeve, all kept inside a custom designed 4xLP gatefold jacket. This thing is as thick as a book and limited to a one time pressing of 3,000 with over 5 sets of colors in varying numbers of each within that 3,000 pressing, most limited is 100, most available is 1000.
A super limited edition silkscreened and numbered box set version of 300 will be available of this which will also include a signed copy of Tom Neely's Melvins inspired comic book "Your Disease Spread Quickly" as well as a die-cast metal belt buckle based on a design the band provided, around 3-400 of these were made.
The box set will be made available first,exclusively through Secret Headquarters on Sunset Blvd in Sliverlake/Los Feliz, CA. These should be available very soon, and are limited to 300 on a color exclusive to the box. A wider release for the release can be expected by the end of the month, exact release date is TBA. Check hydraheadlines.blogspot.com for updates.
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Due to illness with one of the band members San Diego, Pomona and both Los Angeles dates are postponed. We are in the process of rescheduling the shows and will post them when we have confirmation. Again, sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused anyone. Thank you for bearing with us. We hope you all understand. Apologies also go to our friends Negative Approach. We were looking forward to playing with such a great band!
Venues have provided these likely reschedule dates:
October 26, 2008 San Diego, CA - Canes
November 28, 2008 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
November 29, 2008 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
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- Page 27
- Night Goat
- Page 28
- Electric Long Thin Wire
- The Bit
- Page 14
- Pigs of the Roman Empire
- The Omen
- Mombius Hibachi
- Page 23
- Skin Horse
- Cape Fear
- Let It All Be
- 04/02/05 Saturday
- Page 29
- 04/08/05 Friday
- Spider Baby
Other items on the horizon:
"(A) Senile Animal" 4xLP on Hydra Head
- "we've been hollerin' about this melvins "(a) senile animal" project for a while, but it's really, finally, truly nearing completion. in the next 2-3 weeks it will also be available as part of "(a) senile animal" box set, which will also include a 4 x LP vinyl version of the album of the same name and a fancy-schmancy melvins belt buckle. this shit is gonna be amazing - which sort of goes without saying since it involves the unholy trinity of hydra head, the melvins, and tom neely. we'll be doing some sort of party for the release of the box set with our friends in LA at the highly esteemed secret headquarters comic shop. more details on that and the exact release of the box set soon. the 4 x LP, belt buckle, and comic book will be available individually through the HHR webstore (and select retail outlets) for those of you that somehow mistakenly believe you don't need the super-deluxe-totally-fucking-awesome box set."
- 12 tracks, 48 minutes. A split album between Porn and Merzbow which blends seamlessly to create a beast of no equal.
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As the Nude With Boots tour rolls on in typical fashion the big news so far is the release of Melvins VS. Minneapolis - a limited edition 3-disc set of 11 performances in the more adept of the Twin Cities. This set was put together with the assistance of many and released by AMREP and Burlesque of North America, be sure to check their websites if you are unable to pick one up on future stops of the tour. Be advised however that the set is limited to 666 copies and is already fetching exponential sums on ebay in the meantime.
Disc 1: 03.20.04 Grumpy's Bar Downtown
Disc 3: MP3 Data Disc including 8 performances:
- 09.18.00 Grumpy's Bar Downtown
- 09.19.00 Grumpy's Bar Downtown
- 10.15.01 Grumpy's Bar Downtown
- 10.16.01 Grumpy's Bar Downtown
- 02.08.03 Walker Art Center - 1st Set
- 02.09.03 Grumpy's Bar Downtown
- 03.19.04 Grumpy's Bar Coon Rapids
- 03.25.06 Grumpy's Bar Downtown
SOLD OUT MELVINS VS. MINNEAPOLIS from BURLESQUE OF NORTH AMERICA
ON SALE THURSDAY AUGUST 7, 2:00PM CST
$45 includes shipping within the US / $50 international
MELVINS vs GRUMPY'S POSTER
Designed by Wes in conjunction with The Melvins' most recent performance at Grumpy's, also the release party for the 3CD set! The show was packed and wild and loud - just like the poster and just the way we like it.
3 color print
19 X 25
White 100lb paper
$25 includes shipping within the US / $30 international
SOLD OUT Special! Get the CD set and the poster for $60 US / $70 int.
First 15 orders for the set get a very special version of the CD set printed on yellow stock!
SOLD OUT Special numero dos! Order both releases from BRLSQ and save big time!!!
$55 US / $65 INTL
Poster designed by Mark Sgarbossa for the Aug. 28th show in San Diego.
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Those with travel money or are located in the UK have plans December 5th-7th courtesy of All Tomorrow's Parties.
MELVINS & MIKE PATTON CURATED
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 2008
From http://www.atpfestival.com/ : All Tomorrow’s Parties is proud to present Mike Patton and Melvins curating this years Nightmare Before Christmas. The event will take place from 5-7 December 2008 at Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead, Somerset.
The confirmed line up so far is as follows:
Fantômas performing The Director's Cut
CURATED BY MELVINS:
KILL ME TOMORROW
THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION
J.G. THIRLWELL'S MANOREXIA
CURATED BY MIKE PATTON:
BOHREN UND DER CLUB OF GORE
FANTôMAS PERFORMING THE DIRECTOR'S CUT
SOULSAVERS featuring Mark Lanegan
STOCKHAUSEN'S KONTAKTE w/ Steinberg & Winant
TREVOR DUNN'S MADLOVE
For more information please visit http://www.atpfestival.com/events/nbc2008/