Get Ready for Your Face to Be Melted When Melvins Play Paper Tiger

click to enlarge Get Ready for Your Face to Be Melted When Melvins Play Paper Tiger
The Buzz Osbourne-led Melvins are so damn prolific, from the studio and on the road, that it’s easy to forget — even if you’re a longtime fan — that the band is now in its fourth decade. Hell, this year alone Melvins has dropped four new releases and re-issued several classics.

The band’s eclectic early output, all falling in the unclassifiable-weird-hard rock category, was important in the development of the sludge and grunge genres — Kurt Cobain, for example, loved ’em. And, to this day, Osbourne and company continue to push the punk genre out of its comfort zone.

As a live act, Melvins are consummate professionals who deliver the kind of mad and thoroughly engaged performance that the term “face-melting” was invented to describe. Whether or not you already count yourself as a fan, this show should be considered core curriculum for rock enthusiasts.

$18, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St.,

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