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The Melvins

First Fleet Concerts Presents:

The Melvins

WE Are The Asteroid

Tue, August 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Des Moines, IA


This event is all ages

The Melvins
The Melvins
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2018 – The Melvins return with the new album Pinkus Abortion
Technician (April 20, Ipecac Recordings), featuring both ongoing Melvins’ bass player Steven
McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers’, and occasional Melvins’, bottom ender Jeff
Pinkus on bass.
“With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald AND Jeff
Pinkus holding down the bottom,” explains Dale Crover. It’s an experiment in the low end of the
aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, ‘would it work?’ ‘could it work??’ ‘should it work???’
The answers were yes, yes and YES!”
“We’ve never had two bass players. We’ve had two drummers and two guitar players so it
makes total sense to now have two bass players, adds Buzz Osborne. “We’ll be taking this two-
prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting. Pinkus Abortion
Technician is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We drank a lot of coffee
and enjoyed each other’s company. I like Steven and Jeff a great deal. I admire their bass
playing and singing and both of them can grill a mean steak.”
Pinkus Abortion Technician tracklist:
1. Stop Moving To Florida
2. Embrace The Rub
3. Don’t Forget To Breathe

4. Flamboyant Duck
5. Break Bread
6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
7. Prenup Butter
8. Graveyard
“Stop Moving To Florida” is a medley of the James Gang’s “Stop” and Butthole Surfers’ “Moving
To Florida,” the band also covers the Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Butthole Surfers’
“Graveyard” on the eight-song release. Pre-orders will be announced soon.
The Melvins have also simultaneously announced a 10-week North American tour, kicking off
on April 26 at the Casbah in San Diego. The tour will feature the Melvins as a four-piece with
both Pinkus and McDonald joining Osborne and Crover.
WE Are The Asteroid
WE Are The Asteroid
Austin, TX
Venue Information:
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309