Sunday, June 20, 2010


I interviewed Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover of the Melvins backstage at New York's Webster Hall on Friday night, an hour or two before they went onstage opening for one of Isis's final shows. Here's the video.

The show was terrific; the Melvins' set was like one long drum solo punctuated with the occasional guitar riff or shout from Osborne. Opening act Totimoshi was a heavy power trio, somewhere between '70s blues-rock and '90s noise-rock. And Isis sounded really good, too, playing a tight seven-song set that touched on all five of their studio albums. I'll have a longer review tomorrow on the Village Voice site.

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