Photo Gallery: MELVINS + BIG BUSINESS at Venue, Vancouver (5 September 2015)

The rock colossus commonly known as Melvins shook Venue to its foundations last Saturday night in Vancouver, crushing a capacity crowd to paste with customary mammoth riffing and the dual-drummer team of Coady Willis and Dale Crover. Front freaks Jared Warren (bass) and shock-haired Buzz Osborne (guitar), dressed as fakir and carnival wizard respectively, performed various mesmerizing feats of stoner rock magic before vanishing into thin air. Warren (sans turban) and Willis’ megalithic bass-and-drum project Big Business opened with a suitably trouncing set and, for those who missed it, their “True Gold” single, released in March, is available digitally via Bandcamp. The carny tour continues across the pond starting tomorrow for another month of shows (including two nights at Netherlands Incubate festival in Tilburg – lucky Dutch!)