Melvins Lite still plenty heavy at WECC
By Darryl Sterdan
Lite is a relative term.
That's especially true when you're talking about Melvins Lite. On the one hand, yes, the Seattle sludge kings' new three-piece with standup bassist Trevor Dunn isn't quite as face-meltingly intense as their double-drummer quartet configuration with the Big Business boys. On the other hand, it's still the freaking Melvins. It's not like corkscrew-topped singer-guitarist Buzz Osborne and mighty, hulking drummer Dale Crover are gonna suddenly turn into a bluegrass band. Speaking of which, next to all the banjo picking and mandolin plucking I heard over the previous five days at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Melvins Lite show at West End Cultural Centre on Monday