TWINS OF EVIL tour!

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Quote from: jules on September 02, 2023, 10:53:33 PM
Quote from: GiveMe45 on September 02, 2023, 06:55:01 PM
Quote from: Helen83 on September 02, 2023, 04:08:57 PM
Oh man just saw the merch goodies!

Someone grab me a Bullhead shirt in size medium.....hook a brother up and I'll sort you out with the funds 👍🏼
I got you!  I'll report back after the show

How cool!
That's hot

PepsiMike

Good review!
Quote from: musicismyradar on September 03, 2023, 06:11:02 PM
whole show was amazing last night-

i went in totally unawares of Mr. PhylZZZ, other than some light gleaning from here, and they were definitely entertaining and a good warm-up for the melvs, that's for sure. i'm not sure if it was just the live sound being pre-tuned but they certainly gave me a Melvins-adjacent feel for the music they played, which makes me feel two things: 1. i wanna listen to some of their recorded music to see if what they sound like in that context is more distinct and 2. really makes me, even more than i already did, want to start my melvins-worship 2-person band. best chicago jazz i've heard in a bit.

now this is the first and most proper Melvins show i've been to in over a decade, besides the fact it's really the first show like this i've been to in half a decade since i've averaged working 50-60 hours a week for as long, and uh, i definitely let it out during the Melvins set. it certainly didn't help that Bullhead is also my favorite album, and that combo-ed with the greatest hits montage (which i personally appreciated as someone who hasn't made it to every melvins show ever in a 100 mile radius), made it a quasi-religious experience for me. i heard king buzzo preach his sermon on the mount. and it sounded a lot like boris. yeah, started their set out with a full band boris, then steve and coady made their exeunt at the end of things as buzz held us enrapt with a stripped-down participle to bring it all to a close. if anyone else was there, i was the one up front that looked like they were having an aneurysm, filled with ecstasy and zeal, barking prayers.

i can't lie and say i was super familiar with Boris before (not that i was intentionally avoiding them- by all accounts, i should have already been a disciple), although i had been listening to Heavy Rocks in preparation for the show, and with as hard as i went for the Melvins portion of the night, i think my neck is glad i didn't go feral with grace twice in one night. their set was a different dimension entirely, in many sensuous ways- the must and incense of fog machine vapors filling the nose, the bone-conducing volume of their amplifier walls, their gothic style and the change in lighting... the worship service began. also, the noisy electronic conjuration that i believe they ended soft edge(?) with was mind-shattering. would certainly make the effort to see Boris again if they perform nearby. also, they played boris as their encore, making it the third seperate time it was played in the night, although i think it was more than fitting.

as for a merch roundup, me and the old lady went to the melvins booth before the show, i considered getting the crazy circus tee that was from last tour(???) but ended up getting the bullhead for myself, night goat for the gf. also got the 14CD package set, as it seemed the best bang for the buck if you weren't going to nab any vinyl (too rich for my blood, even as much as i love some albums), and threw in the party pack for some goodies, even if it seemed a little spendy. The wife didn't want to get any Boris merch before the show started... but afterwards she was converted, and got a tour shirt and some of the pins for herself, and the amplifier worship service tee for me. I was half tempted by the EQD pedal they were selling, just because of the novelty, but after i asked the merchman if it was limited to the tour in any way, which it wasn't, i lost my interest.

all in all, an amazing night.

Quote from: GiveMe45 on September 03, 2023, 03:40:22 PM
Hey buddy, sorry I didn't see this post until now. Would've been nice to say hi in person again.

i'm sorry i didn't search you out either! there's always other shows where our spheres will converge, i'm sure

Von_Grip

anyone else think mr phylzzz had some tool-esque type riffs? few songs/ moments where i def thought that-  i def dug them live and their experimental nature lol great  lil opener
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))))((((

I'm not sure about the end of the shows with Buzz doing Boris on his own. I'm not sure it works, which is weird since when he did the song solo acoustic i thought it was excellent. Something just doesn't seem to translate quite so well with these versions or after a full set with the band.

John Schuller

Quote from: ))))(((( on September 05, 2023, 04:21:50 PM
I'm not sure about the end of the shows with Buzz doing Boris on his own. I'm not sure it works, which is weird since when he did the song solo acoustic i thought it was excellent. Something just doesn't seem to translate quite so well with these versions or after a full set with the band.

Sorry, but you are wrong here. This is an amazing way to end the set. Of all Melvins songs this one would probably translate the best - and it is just the end of the song, not the whole song.

GiveMe45

Completely agree!  It was an amazing end to the set.

Ian, I won't put value judgment on your decision not to see them live.  It's completely up to you, it's your decision, and no one can make it for you. But until you do, you will never get the full experience, the full feeling, the full impact of being there in person from a YouTube, or any other digital source video.  There are many aspects of watching and listening to videos that just don't translate to what the actual experience is and this was definitely one of them. I do hope that you get to see them live someday without the hassle of having to get digital tickets on a cell phone.

I have a similar feeling about Schnab's question of why anyone would want to see them multiple times on the same tour. Why not get as much as you can of a really good thing?

John Schuller

Quote from: GiveMe45 on September 05, 2023, 09:18:16 PM
Completely agree!  It was an amazing end to the set.

Ian, I won't put value judgment on your decision not to see them live.  It's completely up to you, it's your decision, and no one can make it for you. But until you do, you will never get the full experience, the full feeling, the full impact of being there in person from a YouTube, or any other digital source video.  There are many aspects of watching and listening to videos that just don't translate to what the actual experience is and this was definitely one of them. I do hope that you get to see them live someday without the hassle of having to get digital tickets on a cell phone.

I have a similar feeling about Schnab's question of why anyone would want to see them multiple times on the same tour. Why not get as much as you can of a really good thing?

I used to go see Melvins multiple times in a row on tours. I remember the first time that I saw them two nights in a row on the Houdini tour- for some reason I thought that they were doing a different set each night, but they were almost identical - I think there were two songs each night that they did not play both nights. Following that I discovered that they play the same set every night when they tour, I don't know why at the time but I figured all bands play different sets each night. I really dug the fact that they played the same set each night, because it allowed me to really dig into the songs. I think I have seen them so many times now that I will see them once or at the most twice on the same tour. I'm totally cool with that as I am older!

vince furnier

so there have been posts on the fb group about the St Louis date getting cancelled. only an email from the venue, who are offering refunds. Justin, who runs Secret Serpents says it's probably because Big Business are already scheduled to play a show in Portland. no announcement from the band so far i hear.
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PepsiMike

Hey hey hey,
If you like haze xxl art, his poster for this tour is now on sale. Two variants so far, for sale.
https://www.shoxop.com/search?q=Boris

PepsiMike

Quote from: vince furnier on September 05, 2023, 11:24:52 PM
so there have been posts on the fb group about the St Louis date getting cancelled. only an email from the venue, who are offering refunds. Justin, who runs Secret Serpents says it's probably because Big Business are already scheduled to play a show in Portland. no announcement from the band so far i hear.
Saw that as well. I imagine it's a mistake, although not positive.

))))((((

Quote from: GiveMe45 on September 05, 2023, 09:18:16 PM
Ian, I won't put value judgment on your decision not to see them live.  It's completely up to you, it's your decision, and no one can make it for you. But until you do, you will never get the full experience, the full feeling, the full impact of being there in person from a YouTube, or any other digital source video.  There are many aspects of watching and listening to videos that just don't translate to what the actual experience is and this was definitely one of them.
Oh no doubt. I agree, i don't dispute that. I'm totally not saying Buzzo's version of Boris was bad. In fact in a way it makes sense for Melvins to alter it a bit. Especially when one considers that Boris (the band) do a fairly straight forward cover of the song. So why not do it in a different way. Incidentally i've found it interesting that both people here and the audiences on the clips i've seen all seem to respond positively to the moment where it is just Buzz on stage. I wonder if some of that is the obvious change in dynamic. After a full set of the trio, bringing it down to only Buzz makes it visually and auditorily interesting. Yet i still feel it seems a bit "off" somehow. It reminds me a bit of when the band would perform the second part of Stop Moving To Florida live. Again it always felt a bit awkward (at least to myself) in that bit. Like it sort of lost the audience a bit there. Buzz does some kooky things live with his vocals sometimes.

CoryCory

Quote from: vince furnier on September 05, 2023, 11:24:52 PM
so there have been posts on the fb group about the St Louis date getting cancelled. only an email from the venue, who are offering refunds. Justin, who runs Secret Serpents says it's probably because Big Business are already scheduled to play a show in Portland. no announcement from the band so far i hear.

Went on Red Flag's page and they only list Boris. No Melvins or Mr. Phylzzz.

https://redflagstl.com/event/boris/

Aaaaand this has me worried about the Indy gig two days later all of a sudden. I really hope they aren't banking on some back and forth flight stuff with these shows.

John Schuller

Looks like Big Biz is playing Sunday Sept 10th at Lardo in Portland. Coady has some flying to do!

John Schuller

Now I am wondering how Coady is going to do a Big Business show in Seattle on October 14th and a Melvins/Boris show in San Diego on October 14th?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CwqC8rhp931/

Bigval

Perhaps the Melvins could use Conan Neutron's fill-in drummer for Dale...oh wait ;)