Everybody Loves Sausages, the 21st (or so) recording in the Melvins’ improbable 30 year existence, features 13 cover songs that, according to founder/frontdude Buzz Osborne, “will give people a peek into the kind of things that influence us musically.”
Truth be told, it’s that same kind of influence that has allowed his band to remain culturally relevant nearly 20 years after their highest-profile champion, Kurt Cobain, left this earth; the Nirvana frontman was so enamored with the Melvins’ monstrous, sludgy riffs and don’t-give-a-shit attitude that he briefly worked as a roadie for his fellow Aberdeen, Wash.-bred punks.
Wednesday at the Taft Theatre. $20. tafttheatre.org.