Monday, March 21, 2016

Melvins, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale

Buzz Osborne, vocals and guitar, The Melvins
Buzz Osborne, Melvins, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale
Last night, Melvins took the stage at the Boardwalk. The room, thronged with fans, from young teens to oldies like me; the venue nearly-almost-just-about full, loads of people waiting to see this threesome. Huge turnout for a Sunday-evening show, and nice that the Melvins were on stage at the kind hour of nine p.m. after a great set by openers Dusted Angel.

The Melvins
Melvins, Orangevale
Connected and part of the birth of grunge, this band has been given all kinds of labels from "sludge metal" to doom to alternate, but their unique brand of almost-punk and a-lot-of-fun has earned them a major place in the hearts of this country's concert-goers.

Dale Crover, drums, The Melvins
Dale Crover, Melvins

The Melvins
Set list at the Boardwalk

The band opened the set with long, buzzing intro Eye Flys, with a long and full set to follow.

There's a huge number of dates on the current tour, throughout the USA and then several gigs in the UK and in France. They are making a return to Northern California with a two-night stopover in San Francisco on May 5th and 6th. Find out more on (the) Melvin's Facebook!

Photogallery for last night's show is here:  or click on any of the images! And here are Dusted Angel too!

Buzz Osborne, vocals, Melvins
Buzz Osborne, Melvins

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