End Hits // THE MELVINS
Bekanntlich soll man ja nie aufgeben, für das zu kämpfen, woran man glaubt und obschon Sprüche wie eben dieser kitschig anmuten, so passt diese Analogie in Verbindung mit den MELVINS und dem Dachstock trotzdem sehr gut. Seit mindestens zwei Jahrzehnten nämlich (wahrscheinlich sogar länger!) ist es nun schon der Wunsch des Dachstocks, THE MELVINS auf seiner Bühne zu erleben. Erinnert sei hierbei an Sandro Wiedmer, der unermüdlich und mit schier unbändiger Leidenschaft immer und immer wieder versucht hat, THE MELVINS im Dachstock zu buchen. Das Schicksal wollte es traurigerweise, dass dies nun erst zwei Jahre nach seinem Tod funktioniert hat.
Wer dem musikalischen Wahnsinn, den die MELVINS seit nunmehr dreißig Jahren veranstalten, schon länger als 30 Sekunden Gehör geschenkt hat, dem deutet sich die lange Lebenszeit, die ungewöhnliche Produktivität und den Kultstatus dieser Band an. Jeder scheppernde Ton, jede Dissonanz, jedes Gitarrenrattern, jeder beschwörende Chorgesang, jedes Kreischen ist bei Sänger Buzz Osborne und seinen Jungs ein Statement. Die Zusammenkunft der vermeintlich durchgeknalltesten Altherren-Speerspitze der Alternative-Branche lässt für die Show im Dachstock einiges erhoffen: Doomiger Hinterhof-Sludge der alten Schule, banduntypische Geradeausfahrten, Glam-Rock-Hommagen, Honkytonk-Schunkler oder kratzige, breitbeinig vorgetragene Metal-Grunge-Biester. Dass der kaum überschaubare Back-Katalog dennoch unerwartet viel Platz für Innovationen und gewohnt Ungewohntes lässt, wissen alle, die THE MELVINS schon einmal live erlebt haben: Die Experimentierfreude der Band ist nicht selten bis ins Groteske gesteigert. Eröffnet wird dieser legendäre Abend mit der 25-jährigen Schwedin SHITKID, welche sich selber als Anti-Popstar versteht und mit ihrem trotzigen Bluesrock einen einzigartigen Feminismus zelebriert.
Das End Hits-Team freut sich abartig über das gelungene Booking der MELVINS und freuen sollten sich alle, denen der Mainstream Kopfschmerzen bereitet!
SANDRO, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.
Organized by: Dachstock
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. When Mike couldn't cut it, as rumor has it because the songs were getting too mathematically complex, Dale was recruited out of the Iron Maiden cover band he played in at the age of 15. Matt was replaced by Lori Black (Lorax) (Shirley Temple's daughter) when they left Aberdeen for San Francisco. The Melvins have had quite a few bass player changes during their tenure. Check out the Melvins Bassist Morgue to learn more. The Melvins live in Hollywood, CA right now. The Melvins Discography is an exhaustive resource of their many releases. They were on a major label Atlantic Records for three albums, although most would agree they're not the type of band that would appeal to a major label. They are often quoted as knowing this while they were on the label and just took advantage of the drunken blitz the record companies were on in signing any band connected to a supposed Seattle "grunge" sound. Melvins have also released music on Ipecac Recordings, Boner Records, Alchemy Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records, Alternative Tentacles Records, and numerous others in the manner of 7"s and whatnot. Buzz has a side project called Fantômas with Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle) who is also owner of Ipecac Recordings the label the melvins are currently releasing material through. He also played guitar in the hardcore/grind "supergroup" Venomous Concept, featuring members/former members of Napalm Death and Brutal Truth (also released through Ipecac). Dale filled in for Nirvana when they were between drummers, he appears on Incesticide and Bleach as a result of those sessions. Dale has two major side projects one called Altamont in which he sings and plays guitar. The other he drums in and is known as PORN (The Men Of) or just PORN. Melvins have toured with KISS, White Zombie, NIN, L7, Primus, Tool, and Rush, among others and were also on the Ozzfest tour in 98. They toured with a second guitarist at one point David Scott Stone (a great noisician). Former bassist Kevin Rutmanis (1998 - early 2005) used to be in the band Cows, he was also in another Mike Patton project along with Duane Denison of the Jesus Lizard called Tomahawk. If you ever get the chance to see them live be sure to give them gifts, they prefer Cracker Barrel gift certificates.Visit THE MELVINS's official website
ShitKid is the project of 23-year-old Åsa Söderqvist based in Gothenburg in the south of Sweden. Born in 1992 and growing up in the northern part of Sweden, Åsa was a shy kid and in 2008 she moved away from home to study music, guitar and singing, for high school. Struggling with shyness and blackouts whenever she tried to perform in front of an audience, she turned away from music in favour of partying and boys. After having her heart broken she returned to music 16 years old, singing in a local band and self-medicating with beers before every performance. After high school they moved to Gothenburg and the band fell apart, at the same time as she discovered feminism. Soon she had started a feminist punk band with two friends, playing in front of audiences in Gothenburg, but at the same Åsa had also started to record on her own at home. Recording on a half-broken computer while trying to learn her way around Garage Band, she spent two months recording what would become her first recordings as ShitKid. Using vocal effects to record guitar solo, and with tracks purely consisting of vocals and drums, Åsa shared her works on Soundcloud in June 2015. As soon as the music was online, she turned away from it, focusing on acting and making the music for a short-film series named Stargazer by Linda Hedström. Four...Visit SHITKID's official website