Series: Sonic Cinema
Friday, July 22 at 9:30pm | $12
THE COLOSSUS OF DESTINY: A MELVINS TALE is a film about a band who have defied all the rules for over 33 years and counting, and still manage to succeed and do it their own way. This is the journey of band members King Buzzo and Dale Crover, which leads us from the backwards-waters of the Chehalis River in Washington State, down through the Golden Gate of Northern California, finally settling into the Los Angeles River Basin of Southern California with the rest of the world thrown in along the way.
Witness first-hand the beliefs and attitudes, values and obscenities, slows and fasts, triumphs and toils, loves and hates, wits and giggles of a hugely talented and highly influential band. Hear what a countless number of peers, collaborators, understudies, admirers-even haters-have to say about their encounters with The Melvins over the past three decades and more. And come away with a lesson in how to survive in the wicked world of the music biz without taking yourself too damn seriously.
This new documentary features interviews with Mike Patton, Chris Cornell, Jello Biafra, Gene Simmons, Krist Novoselic, Mark Arm, J. Mascis, Josh Homme, David Yow and many more.