Jul 15, 2013 - The Summit Music Hall
Door Time: 8:00 PM
Presented By: Channel 93.3 & ForTheLoveOfPunk

Day: Monday, July 15, 2013
Door Time: 8:00 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $17
Day Of Show Price: $20
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Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour

The Melvins are an American rock band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers. Since 1984, singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne (also known as King Buzzo) and drummer Dale Crover have been the band's ongoing members. The band was named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano, Washington, where Osborne also worked as a clerk. "Melvin" was despised by other employees, and the band's members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name.

The Melvins' music is influenced by Black Flag's mix of punk and metal on their album My War, and other slow punk acts like Swans, Flipper and Wipers, but also by some hard rock and metal bands such as Kiss and Alice Cooper; however, their idiosyncratic approach, bizarre sense of humor, and experimentation make neat categorization difficult. Buzzo has also stated that his guitar playing is more influenced by Black Flag than Black Sabbath, with whom they are often compared

They often favor very slow tempos, and their sludgy sound was a strong influence on music, especially Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green River, and many other bands from Seattle. These bands, however, tended to use more conventional musical structures with this sound. Melvins have also influenced many bands outside the Seattle grunge scene, including Tool (who are personal friends with the band), Boris (who took their name from the title of a Melvins song), Mastodon, Neurosis, Eyehategod,and Isis.
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Honky
The first thing you see on the flyer for the Honky show at the Funhouse is what’s in parentheses: "(J.D. Pinkus of Butthole Surfers)."  "If people come to see a psychedelic show, they’re definitely going to leave having seen something different," says the parenthetical Pinkus of his new band.  While "the Butts," as he calls them, incorporated a 17-year-old Pinkus in 1985 on their way to patenting their acid-dipped Southern art-punk freak-out, Honky is straightforward rock and roll.

 "We’re not trying to be groundbreaking; this is the most timeless music there is," says Pinkus in an Austin drawl, adding that the band’s sound is "so basic it’s hard to explain." But let’s give it a shot: Put an old Molly Hatchet record on the spinner and put your Urban Cowboy tape in the VCR.  Turn up the record player, turn down the TV, and hit yourself about the head–hard–with an iron skillet.  To hear Pinkus tell it, Honky makes the ladies shake their butts, which in turn makes the men buy more beer. "A winning combination," he calls it. "When we have 300 people at our shows, they tend to drink like they’re 600."  Despite the acid-fried/Southern-fried distinction of the two very different bands, there are similarities, however thin.  On songs like "Your Bottom’s at the Top of My List," from House of Good Tires, Honky’s third full-length (a fourth will be out on local label Dead Teenager this spring), Pinkus and crew closely approximate the way the Butts lulled you in with a whispered folk song, then dragged you out through a sludgy jam on the other side.  Are the two bands different sides of the same coin?  That’s a bit of a stretch, but if it’s me–or one of the many longhaired unkempt acid diehards–who’s tossing, I’m going to bet on the Butts to land faceup.  "I have a band that’s a little bit more like the Butthole Surfers, too.  In fact, we’re probably more like the old Butts than the Butts were," Pinkus says of Areola 51, in which he is joined by guitarist Brett Bradford from Scratch Acid and drummer Max Brody from Ministry.  Dead Teenager’s putting that one out, too. Me and the longhairs can’t wait to hear it.
http://www.honky.net