The previously announced reunion of Mr. Bungle (discussed HERE) and their subsequent adding of dates for these select shows (discussed HERE) were great announcements but the massive bit of curiosity was who would be opening for these shows. Now, those answers are revealed. Check it out down below.
The Press Release:
Eureka, Calif. – Mr. Bungle, who surprised fans last month when they unexpectedly announced several live performances, all of which sold out within moments of their on-sale, have announced the bands who will be joining them for the highly-anticipated performances. Hand-picked by the Mr. Bungle band members, the openers include Cattle Decapitation, Possessed, Hirax, the Melvins, Ho99o9, C*nts and Spotlights, reflecting a mix of artists that both influenced the Eureka-born outfit’s 1986 demo, The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, as well as current bands that the musicians are both fans of and feel are carrying on the spirit of that era, both musically and in attitude. Continue reading Mr. Bungle Reveals Openers For February 2020 Performances→
It was only a couple of days ago when I discussed the return of Mr. Bungle and since this was so new as far as touring news you should have seen it. If not just click HERE for the full official run down that was revealed before this update. Let’s take a look and please bear in mind that some of the information is repeated from the other announcement.
The Press Release:
Due to overwhelming demand, Mr. Bungle have added an additional night to each of their previously announced The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.The dates, which feature the Eureka-born band performing their 1986 demo in its entirety, mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years. Continue reading Mr. Bungle Add Additional Shows in NY, LA & San Francisco →
News about reunions are no longer really a surprise to anyone when they happen, well, that’s how I see it at least but sometimes they do seem to come out of left field and make you a tad bit surprised. Such is the case of Mr Bungle, the band that singer Mike Patton fronted BEFORE he joined the blockbuster Faith No More. Here is the scoop.
The Press Release:
Mr. Bungle performs The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny, the Eureka-born band’s 1986 self-produced/released demo, in a trio of February shows: Feb. 7 at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), Feb. 8 at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and Feb. 10 at Brooklyn Steel (New York City). The dates mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years.
Artist: Melvins Title: “Houdini Live 2005: A Live History Of Gluttony And Lust” Label: Ipecac Recordings Release Date: 5/16/2006 Genre: Punk/Hard Rock Rating: 7/10
Punk legends the Melvins have been a busy group and over the past year with touring in Europe have unleashed on the world a live recording of their classic album “Houdini”. The recording itself was not done in some conventional club but instead an isolated warehouse where the band setup shop and invited a crowd to be part of the event. I admit never really following the band but have to say that the recording truly delivers a different level of heaviness not often associated with Punk acts. There is a lot more of the Stoner Doom feel to some of the tunes which allow them a lot of room for performances with harder edged acts. There is not any crowd noise to speak of and the very clean yet dirty production level will definitely be of appeal to bands like Brand New Sin and perhaps Crowbar. Vocals are gritty across the whole piece and King Buzzo even has some Danzig moments to him. He is joined by Dale Crover (drums) and Trevor Dunn (bass). Both members of the rhythm section sing backup which brings those sections out all the more. I enjoyed the drumming very much and the bass was truly solid (as Dunn previously worked with the band Fantomas of which Slayers Dave Lombardo was a member). Continue reading “Houdini Live 2005: A Live History Of Gluttony And Lust” by The Melvins→