Melvins Lite

ALL REMAINING TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 8PM! JAM Productions and Double Door Present

Melvins Lite

Tweak Bird

Friday, September 21, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

All remaining tickets for tonight's show will be available at the door starting at 8pm!

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Melvins Lite
Melvins Lite
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 25 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 (most recently making headlines for being 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. For 2012 the Melvins have a new EP titled Scion A/V Presents The Bulls and the Bees as well as a new incarnation in their arsenal: Melvins Lite. This additional version of the Melvins pairs Osborne and Crover with Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, MadLove, Fantomas); the Melvins Lite debut release is Freak Puke, which is available June 5 via Ipecac Recordings.

The Melvins will attempt to become the Guinness World Record holders for the first band to tour the full United States and D.C. in 51 days with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

"We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy," said Osborne. "51 shows in 50 states plus 1 on D.C. and all in 51 days? Jeez! I wonder if we can do it?"

The tour, which will feature the Melvins Lite line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, also marks the first time in the band's near 30-year history that they will perform in Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii
Tweak Bird
Tweak Bird
Tweak Bird are back in action, busy readying their new E.P. Undercover Crops in anticipation of their upcoming September/October tour with the Melvins where they will be direct support for 45 of the 51 dates on the Melvins Lite previously announced 51/51/51 trek.

Their 7-song Undercover Crops E.P. was recorded over a long weekend in June with Toshi Kasai –who alongside Dale Crover, produced and recorded Tweak Bird’s previous two releases, 2008’s Reservations EP and 2010’s self-titled LP– is set for release on October 9th via Volcom Entertainment.
Venue Information:
Double Door
1572 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL, 60622
http://doubledoor.com