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The Melvins' King Buzzo to play solo acoustic show tonight in Des Moines

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Tuesday night's are often slow nights for concerts, but there will be a must-see tonight at Vaudeville Mews. Roger "Buzz" Osborne, AKA "King Buzzo", will headline the show at the Downtown Des Moines venue tonight at 9 p.m. Amsterdam-based electro-pop act Monokino, who will be playing 7 shows at SXSW later this month, will open the show. Osborne will follow with a solo acoustic set. Tickets for the show are $14 through Ticketfly or at the door. This will be a 21-and-over concert event.

Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Roger Osborne has been around the punk, grunge, and metal scenes for almost 35 years. He founded the punk band the Melvins while still in high school, and he later played bass in classmate Kurt Cobain's first band, Fecal Matter, before introducing Cobain and Krist Novoselic to Dave Grohl. Osborne is a founding member of the experimental metal supergroup Fantômas, with Faith No More/Mr. Bungle vocalist Mike Patton, Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn, and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. Buzz was also a member of Venomous Concept, a punk band started by Osborne and members of the metal bands Napalm Death and Brutal Truth. Though currently on a solo acoustic tour, "King Buzzo" still records and tours with the Melvins and Fantômas. Osborne will have a new 10" EP entitled This Machine Kills Artists available at the show tonight. Check out a song from the EP above.


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