Didn't the Melvins just play here in, like, October? Well, whatev., Seattle grunge gods King Buzzo and Dale set up for two nights at Casbah Wednesday and Thursday. For last year's Ipecac disc (A) Senile Animal , the sludge rockers hooked up with L.A. drum-n-bass duo Big Business , who join the sets Wednesday night. On Thursday the band'll perform hit disc Houdini (1993) in its entirety.... Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Tori Amos has been nominated for nine Grammys, including Best Female Rock Vocal, Best Rock Vocal, and Best Alternative Album. The pianist/ singer/songwriter released the confounding American Doll Posse, her ninth studio effort, this year and brings that tour, in which Amos takes on the guise of a half-dozen characters (Amos says alter egos), to Copley Symphony Hall Wednesday night.... Touring never ends for New Orleans barroom rockers Cowboy Mouth . The quartet revisits the Voodoo Shoppe tour on Belly Up. L.A. singer/songwriter Joe Firstman opens.
-- Barnaby Monk