Dale Crover

  • 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Nirvana's Bleach Turns 20

    Kurt CobainNirvana bassist Krist Novoselic​ Ready to feel old? Nirvana's landmark debut, Bleach, turns twenty years old this year. (I'm pretty sure I have a few T-shirts as old as this. Really.) Before Nevermind made Nirvana a mainstream sensation, the lower-than-lo-fi buzzsawing of Bleach cap ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2007

    Melvins/Big Business

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

  • News

    December 21, 2005

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were, ahem, underserved by the media this year

  • Music

    December 1, 2004

    Drain You

    An often-exasperating box set offers the final word on Nirvana's legacy