If you don’t have tickets for the show on Friday night, here is why contributor Jibber says you should find some right now.
Melvins and Unsane are two of the most influential bands in the extreme music scene. The Melvins have been a band since ’83 and have been putting out albums since ’87 with somewhat minor lineup changes. They seem to show no sign of stopping either. Unsane have been together since ’88 and continue to put out albums, but at a slightly slower pace. Wreck, their seventh, was released at the end of March. Both bands are some of my favorites regardless of genre. This show is going to be amazing.
The Melvins, a three-piece based out of Montesano,Washington, have since become a four-piece with two drummers when they subsumed the band Big Business. Their albums range from punk to Sabbath to stoner rock to crazy blips and bleeps to country-twanged rock. They never disappoint both output-wise and in the live setting.
Unsane are a three-piece who originally met at Sarah Lawrence College. They went through one major lineup change when drummer Charlie Ondras died of a heroin overdose in 1992. Since then they’ve had the same members and have put out solid noise-rock albums. All their albums sound the same – there is no mistaking Unsane – but they’re all great. They’ve created the mold for aggressive noise rock.
Tickets aren’t still available, but, where there is a will, there is a way… Get out and see some live music, and while you are figuring out how to get into Exit/In on Friday night, you can dig on the Melvin’s “Revolve” from Stoner Witch and Unsane’s “Alleged” from Scattered, Smothered, and Covered.