The King Dunn Tour
Mon Aug 19
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$29.50 ADV / $35 DOS
Presale begins 1/25 at 10am. General onsale begins 1/26 at 10am.
Doors at 7:00pm
$29.50 Advance/$35 Day of Show
About King Buzzo
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King Buzzo is the stage name used by Buzz Osborne (born Roger Osborne), best known as the lead guitarist with the Melvins, long-running proponents of the louder side of the alternative rock scene whose embrace of heavy guitars, big riffs, and slower tempos made them one of the key precursors of grunge. While Osborne’s work with the Melvins (best heard on 1993’s Houdini and 1996’s Stag) was devoted to uncompromising hard rock, his albums released as King Buzzo — 2014’s This Machine Kills Artists and 2020’s Gift of Sacrifice — were detours into acoustic music, through the songwriting and attack was still steeped in a very similar sonic outlook.
Osborne was born in the small Pacific Northwest town of Montesano, Washington on March 25, 1964, and he grew up on a diet of ’70s arena rock, in particular Black Sabbath, Kiss, Aerosmith, and the Who. While attending Montesano High School, Osborne formed a band with two of his fellow students, bassist Matt Lukin and drummer Mike Dillard. The band became known as the Melvins and specialized in hard rock covers until Osborne was introduced to hardcore punk, after which they turned their tempos up to high and took a more melodically challenging path. In time, the Melvins would slow back down, especially after drummer Dale Crover replaced Dillard, but they held on to their bent, minor-key melodies, creating a sound that fused punk with metal in an unprecedented way. Making their recording debut in 1986 with an EP for C/Z Records simply titled 6 Songs, the Melvins set out on a long and prolific run as one of America’s most unstoppable alternative rock outfits, anticipating grunge and influencing their friends Nirvana.
Throughout the Melvins’ history, Osborne would go back and forth between the name Buzz Osborne and the nickname King Buzzo, and he used the latter handle for several solo releases. In 1992, the three members of the Melvins each released solo EPs, modeled after the notorious Kiss solo albums of 1978; Osborne’s EP, titled King Buzzo, featured four solo tracks, with Dave Grohl playing drums under the pseudonym Dale Nixon. In 2014, King Buzzo dropped his first solo album, which was also his first acoustic project, an unplugged but heavy full-length titled This Machine Kills Artists. 2020’s Gift of Sacrifice was another acoustic project full of dark and menacing sounds, with Osborne joined by bassist Trevor Dunn.
About JD Pinkus
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JD Pinkus is an American bassist best known for his work with American punk band Butthole Surfers from 1985 to 1994 and since the 2009 reunion.
In 2018, JD Pinkus released a solo album, Keep on the Grass on cassette tape on Danny Barnes Minner Bucket Records and later Vinyl and Compact Disc through Heavy Feather Records. It was recorded entirely on banjo and features a rendition of the song Bride of Crankenstein from the Melvins album Hold It In.
JD Pinkus second solo “Space Grass” banjo album was released on August 20th 2021 titled “Fungus Shui.” The album was written, recorded, and mixed by Pinkus himself at Plastic Cannon Studio in Asheville, North Carolina. The album was mastered by Kramer. Fungus Shui LP’s were released on Shimmy Disc and CD’s available through Heavy Feather Records.
JD Pinkus’s newest release, five years in the making, “Grow A Pair” will arrive worldwide June 7th 2024 via Shimmy Disc with guest artists forming The JD Pinkus Bludnerbuss.