Sludge chieftains the Melvins remain incorruptible on 26th studio album A Walk With Love & Death. The latter side embalms dark, heavy, weird rock spiked with an unlikely power-pop cut from new bassist Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/Off!). The “Love” half soundtracks an artsy short by Jesse Nieminen that pushes the 34-year-old Left Coast trio’s sonic boundaries. Austin’s USA/Mexico, an experimental orgy of Butthole Surfers, Shit & Shine, and When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth members, delivers the omega set inside.
Fri., Sept. 8, 8pm