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Neon Reverb and Smash Magazine Present Melvins at Backstage Bar & Billiards

Influential rockers Melvins are returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Backstage Bar & Billiards (601 E. Fremont St.) in Downtown Las Vegas. Presented by Neon Reverb and Smash Magazine, the band will perform Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Tickets start at $20 plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, June 3, 2022 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for purchase at www.smashmagazine.com or www.eventbrite.com.  Concert goers must be 21 years old or older to attend. Doors are at 8 p.m.
 
The Melvins are one of modern music’s most influential bands. Having formed in 1983 Montesano, Washington, the group, founded by singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne (with stalwart drummer Dale Croverjoining the following year), has been credited with merging the worlds of punk rock and heavy music, forming a new subgenre all its own. Over the band’s nearly 40-year history, they’ve released more than 30 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. Most recently, they released the 36-track acoustic collection Five Legged Dog, featuring reinterpretations of some of their heaviest songs, as well as covers from their favorite artists. In the course of their discography, they’ve partnered with Jello Biafra, Mudhoney, and Fantômas for individual releases and toured the world many times over. In fact, the band had the misfortune to be in both Christchurch and Tokyo for their 2011 earthquakes. In 2012, the Melvins completed the “51 States in 51 Days” (50 states +DC) tour, which was chronicled in the film “Across The USA in 51 Days.” The current incarnation of the band is Osborne, Crover, and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!). Previous line-ups include a pairing of Osborne and Crover with Big Business band members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, a four-piece featuring the current trio plus Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus, as well as Melvins Lite, which partners Osborne and Crover with Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn. Sometimes, if you’re extra lucky, one version of the Melvins will open for the Melvins.
 

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