New Year's Eve may be amateur night, but risking the onslaught of idiots is worth it
for a bill this good. This year's (A) Senile Animal
is easily the most addictive, tightly constructed record of the Melvins' prolific career, and the addition of Big Business's Coady Willis
as a second drummer takes the impact of their legendary bone-shaking shows to levels that would make John Bonham's jaw drop. With Big Business. (The Showbox, 1426 First Ave, ticketswest.com. 8 pm, $20 adv/$25 DOS, 21+.