by Black Bubblegum

Melvins at Oya in Norway (more)

These days everyone is looking back, and the Melvins (sans members of Big Business) are no exception, as evidenced by their 25th Anniversary tour which will feature a performance of their album Houdini as well as portions of Mangled Demos. That tour impacts NYC on FRIDAY (5/15). Tickets are still available. Seriously?

Meanwhile, ex-Melvins bassist Joe Preston will also be in town. He brings his solo project Thrones 'round the bend for No Fun Fest at the MHOW on May 15th, a show on May 21st at Coco66 with Blues Control, and one on May 22nd with Wolves in The Throne Room at Europa (tickets for Europa still on sale).

Like passing strangers, the other half of the USUAL Melvins lineup, Big Business, played both Mercury Lounge and Union Pool with Tweak Bird last weekend. The two pairs will reunite to play ATP NY with Animal Collective, Jesus Lizard, The Flaming Lips, Boredoms, and more.

Joe Preston's (old???) band, Harvey Milk, will be in Brooklyn at MHOW on July 26th with Torche (tickets still on sale).

King Buzzo of the Melvins was on Red Eye (again) last night. That video and Melvins & Thrones tour dates are below....

King Buzzo (Melvins) on Red Eye (May 14, 2009)

May 15 2009 Webster Hall NYC, New York
May 16 2009 Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
May 18 2009 Double Door Chicago, Illinois
May 20 2009 Emo's Austin, Texas
May 22 2009 Showbox At The Market Seattle, Washington
May 23 2009 Showbox At The Market Seattle, Washington
May 24 2009 Roseland Portland
Jul 24 2009 Fuji Rock Festival Naeba Ski Resort
Sep 12 2009 ATP New York Monticello, New York

May 13 Gooskies w/ Microwaves Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 14 Asbury Lanes w/ Bunnies, Seahorses Asbury, New Jersey
May 15 Music Hall Of Williamsburg-No Fun Fest w/ Bastard Noise, Grey Wolves Brooklyn, New York
May 16 Kung Fu Necktie w/ Growing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 18 Mount St. Helens/doomsday celebration Toutle, Washington
May 18 The Wreck Room ** Toronto, Ontario
May 19 La Sala Rosa ** Montreal, Quebec
May 20 Middle East Boston, Massachusetts
May 21 Coco66 w/ Blues Control, Lake, Popped Blimp Brooklyn, New York
May 22 Europa ** Brooklyn, New York
May 23 Nara Richmond, Virginia
May 24 Green Eggs And Jam-afternoon show Boone, North Carolina
May 24 Milestone Charlotte, North Carolina
May 25 Drips Coffee and Brewhouse Hickory, North Carolina
May 26 Caledonia Athens, Georgia
May 28 Downtown Music Little Rock, Arkansas
May 29 Mia's Pub Shreveport, Louisiana
May 30 Emo's Austin, Texas
Jun 1 Solar Culture Tucson, Arizona
Jun 2 Casbah w/ Big Business San Diego, California
Jun 3 Audies Fresno, California
Jun 4 Hemlock San Francisco, California
Jun 5 Stillwater Ashland, Oregon
Jun 6 Oak St. Eugene, Oregon
Jun 7 Ground Kontrol Arcade-home sweet home Portland, Oregon
Jun 20 Neumo's w/ Isis, Mamiffer Seattle, Washington
Jul 4 TBA w/ JXATG Portland, Oregon

** w/ Wolves In The Throne Room

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