Another record breaking tour, this one for ‘fastest tour of the U.S.’. Starting at the Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sept. 5, the Melvins will attempt to perform in all 50 states in 51 days. The tour is to conclude on Oct. 25 in Honolulu, a day after they perform in the Masonic Lodge at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.
The Melvins’ music is influenced by Black Flag’s mix of punk and metal on their album My War, and other slow punk acts like Swans, Flipper and Wipers, but also by some hard rock and metal bands such as Kiss and Alice Cooper; however, their idiosyncratic approach, bizarre sense of humor, and experimentation make neat categorization difficult. Cocktails & cartoons 6:00pm. show 7:30pm. advance tickets: $10: at door: $12. Presented by Ardenland, Cathead Vodka and Find It In Fondren™.