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I saw a lot of bands at the four day Oya Festival in Norway this year, but only a few performances REALLY stuck out. One of them was Nine Inch Nails, another was Gogol Bordello, and another one of my favorites was by the Melvins. I always need a little metal in my life to balance out all the folk & indie rock, and - with the help of two drummers - Melvins rocked so hard. It was perfect. The second they were done playing, I was thinking I wanted to see them again. It was tempting to try and go find the afterparty they were playing in Oslo, but I never did.

The Melvins @ Oya

I think I'll go see them again when they play in NY - October 5th @ the Fillmore Irving Plaza, or the next day at Luna Lounge in Brooklyn. Tickets go on sale Friday. More pictures and tour dates, below....

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

The Melvins @ Oya

Melvins are an American rock/metal band that usually perform as a trio. Singer/guitarist Buzz Osborne (aka "King Buzzo") and drummer Dale Crover are constant members, but several bass guitarists have been through the group, and they have occasionally added a guest or second guitarist for live performances. The band was named after a supervisor at the Thriftway in Montesano, Washington where Osborne served as a clerk (and vandal). Melvin was greatly despised, and the band's members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name. [Wikipedia]

Melvins & Big Business - 2007 Tour Dates
September 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Henry Fonda Theater performing w/ Mudhoney
September 16 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's Night Club
September 18 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
September 19 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
September 21 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theater
September 22 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
September 23 - Colorado Springs, CO - the Black Sheep
September 25 - Lawrence, KS - the Bottleneck
September 26 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
September 27 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
September 28 - Detroit, MI - Small's
September 29 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
October 1 - Philadelphia, PA - the Fillmore at TLA
October 2 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
October 5 - New York, NY - the Fillmore at Irving Plaza
October 6 - Brooklyn, NY - Luna Lounge
October 9 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
October 10 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
October 11 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
October 12 - Knoxville, TN - Blue Cats
October 13 - Nashville, TN - Exit Inn
October 15 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
October 16 - Houston, TX - Red Room at Meridian
October 17 - Austin, TX - Emo's
October 18 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
October 22 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse

They will also be screening the Purge of Dissidents DVD at all shows

And the Melvins are playing August 25, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy's Bar & Grill - Grumpy's Bash w/ Helmet, Zebulon Pike, Burning Brides, Birthday Suits & Bastard Saint

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