Concert preview: The Melvins King Buzzo unplugs but doesn’t mellow

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From the June 26, 2014 edition

The Melvins Buzz Osborne, a.k.a. King Buzzo, might have unplugged for his solo debut, This Machine Kills Artists, but he hasn’t mellowed in the slightest.

The musician — he of the wild eyes and shock of frizzy gray hair — attacks folk with the same out-there humor and sinister disposition he brings to The Melvins, and the best songs here (“Vulgar Joke,” “Drunken Baby”) showcase the singer/songwriter at his bizzaro best.

Emma Ruth Rundle also performs.

Photo courtesy of King Buzzo