Melvins

Melvins

Melvins

Spotlights, Blind Spring

Fri ยท July 28, 2017

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

The Grog Shop

$20

Off Sale

Melvins
Melvins
Melvins core members are Roger "Buzz" Osborne AKA King Buzzo (guitar/vocals) and Dale Crover (drums). In recent years Buzz and Dale recorded and performed with various line-ups, i.e. as a four piece with the members of Big Business, Jared and Coady, who play bass and drums respectively, as Melvins Lite with Trevor Dunn who plays stand-up bass, as Melvins 1983 with Mike Dillard who plays drums (Dale plays bass in that line-up), with the former members of the Butthole Surfers, Jeff Pinkus and Paul Leary, who play bass and guitar/vocals respectively, or most recent with Steven McDonald (bass).

The Melvins formed in Aberdeen/Montesano, WA in 1983 the founding members were Buzz, Mike Dillard (drums), and ex-Mudhoney bassist Matt Lukin. Buzz, Mike, and Matt all went to high school in Montesano. The name Melvins came from a grocery clerk at the Thriftway in Montesano where King Buzzo served as clerk and vandal. Melvin was the most hated fellow employee and they felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.
Spotlights
Spotlights is the Brooklyn-based married couple of Mario and Sarah Quintero, both formerly of Sleep Lady, whose 2012 album So Long Lonely Ghost was produced by Aaron Harris of Isis.

In Spotlights, the Quinteros summon a supreme sound, equally heavy and dreamy. A tar-pit sludge-rock foundation is blanketed by layers of shimmering shoegaze. Their debut full length Tidals was released on Crowquill Records in the spring of 2016 as a follow up to the synth laden, doom-pop EP, Demonstration. Tidals' songs rock hard and memorably, bringing to mind hints of bands, from Failure to My Bloody Valentine to Godflesh to Smashing Pumpkins and beyond.

Spotlights has been handpicked by Deftones to support the band on two weeks of its summer U.S. tour for 2016. Followed up by a second national run in September with If These Trees Could Talk.
Venue Information:
The Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd
Cleveland, OH, 44106
http://grogshop.gs/