Buzz Osborne

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    The Melvins at the Firebird, 7/23/13: Review and Photos

    Thirty years is a long time to keep anything going. It's longer than most marriages, most businesses, and certainly than most experimental classic-rock sludge-punk bands are able to last. This hasn't stopped the Melvins from recording and touring since six years before The Simpsons were even on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Band Mom is The Man: Five Musicians with Politician Parents

    Sen. Daniel Inouye, who passed this week, was present for some of the 20th Century's pivotal events. Born in Hawaii in 1924, he witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a medical volunteer. He enlisted in the Army and fought in World War II; there he lost an arm and still stayed in the service until 194 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    The Melvins at the Firebird, 5/3/12: Review, Photos, Setlist

    The Melvins w/ UnsaneThe Firebird May 3, 2012 The Melvins beckons a special brand of music worship. The band pushes otherwise psychedelic sounds through sludgy down-trodden songs that confuse rock with metal. This April 2012 tour kicks off a prolific year for the group, and promotes its new EP, Th ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2007

    Melvins/Big Business

    8 p.m. Wednesday, September 26. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Music

    May 9, 2001

    Champing at the Bit

    The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen

  • Music

    December 15, 1999


    Dark-horse boy-pop group Fantomas give teenybopper fans more than they're bargaining for