After three decades of consistently releasing noisy, grimy sludge-metal and giving zero fucks about "mainstream" acceptance, the Melvins can put the generic title "godfathers of grunge" over their fireplace mantle. Or, like most level-headed people who know better, bury that shit deep and hope that no one blames you for post-grunge (not that a group as incredible as the Melvins should ever feel in anyway responsible for Creed and their ilk).
Haling from Aberdeen, Washington, birthplace of that dude from the Doobie Brothers and Kurt Cobain, the Melvins, consisting of original members Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and joined by a rotating lineup, were the Pacific Northwest's answer to hardcore punk bands like Black Flag and the Circle Jerks. The early '80s, aka the start of the Reagan era, created some of the greatest - and most pissed off - music in American history. The 2016 elections, however, may just spark another musical revolution, so get ready for the sky to rain blood and some badass bands to soundtrack the apocalypse.
Tickets for the iconic indie band, which have yet to be priced, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and can be purchased on Paper Tiger's (2410 N. St. Mary's St.) website.