Melvins to take over Otto’s

By Connor Rice

Nirvana, Mudhoney and Soundgarden have more in common than their home state of Washington.

Kickstand Productions announced Monday that grunge godfathers the Melvins will be sludging their way into DeKalb at 9 p.m. on May 2 at Otto’s, 118 E. Lincoln Highway.

The Melvins, the band that taught Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell how to blend punk rock attitude with concrete-heavy guitar riffs, is widely considered to be one of the most influential artists of the last few decades.

John Ugolini of Kickstand Productions was recently offered the chance to book a date on the group’s tour. He said the Melvins is a band that has serious “staying power,” and that shows with acts of their musical reputation are often the most fun to orchestrate and attend.

Joining the Melvins of this leg of its current tour is the cult New York noise rock outfit Unsane. Some may know the band from the inclusion of their song “Committed” on the soundtrack to the first installment of Tony Hawk Pro Skater.

Tickets go on sale Friday and are available through