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UPCOMING

SEPTEMBER 2011

I'm playing two HUGE shows this month with incredible lineups-
DataPort - Portland, Sept 17th
PulsewaveSF - San Francisco, Sept 22nd
Check the links for all the details.

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PAST

MAY 2011

TWO BIG EVENTS for me in NYC
I'm hosting/performing at the TCTD Awards
Wednedsay, May 18th at The Tank, 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), Manhattan
AND
I have a set of all fun cover tunes and a new EP of them for HEXAWE All-Stars
Sunday, May 22 at 6:00pm - May 23 at 12:00pm @Babycastles Arcade 285 Kent Avenue - Brooklyn

Friday, Janurary 28th
THE GRAVE OF NOBODY'S DARLING
Corazon, Santa Fe EIGHT O CLOCK
Opening for cool band, our first night with new drummer and guitarist, check it!
DA SHOW

July 31 - Aug 1st
CLASSIC GAMING EXPO
LAS VEGAS!
May 2010
R0773R B0U7D3R
May 27
Launchpad, Albuquerque
GIRLFIGHT! (Local bands perform cover songs written by women)

Janurary 2010
Bud Melvin SOLO ShOW!
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
Time: 9:00pm - 11:55pm
Location: The Rio Grande Satanical Gardens
1016 Coal SW, Albuquerque

October 2009

October 3 - 516 Arts - LAND/ART opening - Albuquerque
Blue Rose Ramblers - 6pm-8pm

October 10 - Studio 34 - Philedelphia
BUD MELVIN SOLO SHOW - 8pm
8STATIC 1 year anniversary!

October 16th - Launchpad - Albuquerque - 9pm
The Grave of Nobody's Darling
w/ Bellini & Oktober People

October 19th - Corazon - Santa Fe - 9pm
The Grave of Nobody's Darling

August 2009

CHICAGO!!! Sunday, August 16th
PIXELS Vs. ZOMBIES
Castle Tacoskull - 3703 Irving Park #2 - $5 - 7pm
Bud Melvin - Anamanaguchi - Strascream - Rainbo Video - Kid Static
Saskrotch - Kkrusty - Roybot - Protman - Baron Knoxburry
Most important Chicago Chip show since Data Destruction 2005!

NEW YORK!!! Saturday, August 29th!
Pulsewave!
Bud Melvin, 8BK-ok, Touchboy, Covox, J.Y.K, VBLANK, Dave Mauro!!
$10 The Tank - 354 West 45th Street- Between 8th and 9th Avenues - EPIC

BROOYLYN!!!! Tuesday, September 1st!
Shea Stadium - 20 Meadow Street
Bud Melvin - Graffiti Monsters - Starscream - Covox - GDFX
Monday, August 3rd
CHIPTUNE PARTY AT MEOW WOLF!
A rare chance to see live chiptune music in Santa Fe!
8:00pm - 1800 2nd St and Hopewell - Santa Fe, NM
$5 ALL AGES
Me with Yatagarasu and Ice For Kamaboko

RECORD RELEASE SHOW!
Sunday, July 26th - 4PM - Leisure Bowl - NO COVER

The Grave of Nobody's Darling
Friday, July 17th, Burt's Tiki Lounge - NO COVER

BUD MELVIN SOLO SHOW IN SANTA FE!!!
Wednesday July 15th, Meow Wolf, 7pm, $5

BUD MELVIN SOLO SHOW!
Atomic Cantina - Albuquerque
w/ Oktober People
Sat - June 27th - I go first

The Grave of Nobody's Darling
June 6th
Burt's Tiki Lounge

Quartrio
June 3rd - Savoy Bar & Grill - Albuquerque
7pm-10pm

Death Convention Singers
May 30th - 1kind studio - Albuquerque - 8pm
May 31st - High Mayhem - Santa Fe - NOON

The Grave of Nobody's Darling
May 16th
Launchpad Birthday Party
The Grave of Nobody's Darling
April 25th
Atomic Cantina
w/ Venus Bogardus

Death Convention Singers
April 9th
Launchpad - Sensory Glut

The Grave of Nobody's Darling
March 24th
Burt's Tiki Lounge

The Grave of Nobody's Darling
March 14th
Burt's Tiki Lounge
w/ the Foxx

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FEBRURAY 2009 Bud Melvin Solo Show and new EP out!!

Show: Black Guys CD release/tour kickoff
9 PM - The Agency - 111 4th St. SW, Albuquerque
Thursday, February 19th
ALL AGES w/ Sabertooth Cavity, Fando and Smoke Rings


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The Grave of Nobody's Darling
Jan 30
Burt's Tiki Lounge
w/ a Man about a Horse

Death Convention Singers
Jan 23
1Kind Studio
1016 Coal

The Grave of Nobody's Darling
Nov 12th
Atomic Cantina
SUNDAY October 5th 2008
I'm Playing Vincent Le's art opening!!!
Blackbird Buvette
509 Central Ave NW
I'll prolly start around 9pm

SEPTEMBER 2008

FIRST ALBUQUERQUE SHOW IN 1 YEAR!
Sept 26th
THE STOVE
114 Morningside NE - $7 - 8pm to 8am!

MARCH 2008

March 8th, Sperm Festival, Prague! with Nullsleep, Bit Shifter, Bubblyfish, x|k, Herbert Weixelbaum, starPause and VJ NoteNdo
March 15th, SXSW TEXAS!, with Nullsleep, Bit Shifter, Mark Denardo, Anamanaguchi, Receptors, Treewave, Tristan Perich, Aonami and visuals by Voltage Controlled!
AUG/ SEPT 2007

Next couple months are busy.
Here's some shows, please note and come to the solo gig Aug 28th
Here's some shows, please note and come to the solo gig Sept 11th
Here's some shows, please note and come to the solo gig Oct 3rd

BLUE ROSE RAMBLERS
Aug 8
Old Town Bandstand
8pm

LOWLIGHTS
Aug 12
Launchpad

BLUE ROSE RAMBLERS
Aug 25
Poets & Writers’ Picnic
Shaffer Hotel, Mountainair, NM

** BUD MELVIN SOLO SHOW **
Aug 28
Burt's Tiki Lounge
w/ Step Kid & Super DJ Incredible

LOWLIGHTS
Aug 30
Launchpad

LIONHEAD BUNNY
Sept 7
Curio

THE GRAVE OF NOBODY'S DARLING
Sept 8
Burt's Tiki Lounge

COBRA//GROUP
Sept 10
Curio

** BUD MELVIN SOLO SHOW **
Sept 11
Burt's Tiki Lounge
w/ Lebanon

LOWLIGHTS
Sept 18
Burt's Tiki Lounge

BLUE ROSE RAMBLERS
Sept 23
Vista Del Rio

** BUD MELVIN SOLO SHOW **
Wednesday, October 3rd
WITH GOWNS!!!!! AND YODA'S HOUSE!!!

LOWLIGHTS
Oct 5
Atomic Cantina

DIRTY//BIRDIES
Oct 6
Oscillaion Fest
Cell Theatre (700 1st St. NW)

BLUE ROSE RAMBLERS
Nov 21
Vista Del Rio

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The awesome show you missed:
The Grave of Nobody's Darling @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
July 20th - w/ Lomita

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MAY / JUNE 2007

upcoming shows for bands I play in:
May 7th, 2007 - Lionhead Bunny - 1616 Gonzales - 9pm
w/ deathroes, AbAGal, erogenous, momma coma, bone tar

May 11, 2007 - Lionhead Bunny - P&J Center - 8pm
w/ Ronoso, Fando, North America, Bonetar

May 19th, 2007 - Garanimals - Burt's Tiki Lounge (Hyper Fest) - 12pm

May 28th, 2007 - The Grave of Nobody's Darling - Burt's Tiki Lounge - 10pm
w/ the Willowz, the Dirty Novels

June 9th, 2007 - The Grave of Nobody's Darling - Space Maybe - 8pm - ALLAGES!!!
w/ Oktober People, Of God and Science

June 12th, 2007- The Grave of Nobody's Darling - Burt's Tiki Lounge - 10pm
w/ the Amateurs, Mei Long
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Lowlights SUPER BLITZ
3/21/07 - Lowlights w/ Matt Bauer & Garrett Pierce - Owl Green's - 7pm
4/6/07 - Lowlights - Of God and Science CD Release! - Launchpad - 9pm
4/11/07 - Lowlights open for the Shins - El Rey - 8pm
4/28/07 - Lowlights - Spring Crawl - outside somewhere - 5pm

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JANUARY 2007

The new year suddenly got very busy
Jan 23rd - Lionhead Bunny - Burt's Tiki Lounge
Jan 24th - Lowlights - OPM w/ Album Leaf and Riptorn
Jan 27th - Lowlights - Burt's w/ Dodo Bird
Jan 29th - Cobra//Group - Launchpad w/ Jucifer
Feb 5th - The Grave of Nobody's Darling - Burt's
Feb 12th - Lowlights - Burt's

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NOV 2007
Big news!
I'm playing BLIP FESTIVAL in New York
December 2nd - 8pm

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COBRA//GROUP CD RELEASE SHOW
Sept 1st - Atomic Cantina
315 Gold Ave SW, Albuqueeque

and
!BUD MELVIN SOLO SHOW!
with |M| and Black Guys
Sat Sept 2 - EVOC
3909 Central, Albuquerque
$5 all ages

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AUGUST 2006

OK - some shows coming up:
August 8th - Lowlights at Burt's Tiki Lounge
August 12th - Grave of Nobody's Darling at Burt's Tiki Lounge
August 16th - Lowlights at Johanna's House
August 17th - DIRTYBIRDIES team-up w/ Lionhead Bunny, Bonetar, Alchemical Burn and others at
Peace and Justice Center - 202 Harvard SE
August 18th - Cobra//GROUP at Ralli's - 109 4th St NW

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JULY 2006

On the road with Lowlights
Jul 6 2006 8:00P
LAUNCH PAD w/Campo Bravo, Oktober People, Shine Cherries Albuquerque, NM
Jul 8 2006 8:00P
PLUSH w/ Campo Bravo, Golden Boots Tucson, AZ
Jul 9 2006 8:00P
Modified Arts/ Campo Bravo, Lonna Kelly Phoenix, CA
Jul 10 2006 8:00P
Beauty Bar w/ Campo Bravo, and guests SAN DIEGO, CA
Jul 12 2006 8:00P
Knitting Factory w/ Campo Bravo, Nik Freitas, Shadow and Dust Hollywood, CA
Jul 13 2006 8:00P
Lucky O'Shea'sw/ Campo Bravo Turlock, CA
Jul 14 2006 8:00P
Hemlock w/ Campo Bravo, El Capitan San Francisco, CA
Jul 15 2006 8:00P
Sacred Grounds w/ Campo Bravo Arcata, CA
Jul 16 2006 8:00P
Towne Lounge w/ Campo Bravo Portland, OR
Jul 17 2006 8:00P
Rendezvous w/ campo bravo, an american starlet Seattle, WA
Jul 19 2006 8:00P
Neurolux w/ campo bravo Boise, ID
Jul 20 2006 8:00P
Mojo's Cafe w/ Campo Bravo Ogden, UT
Jul 21 2006 8:00P
Hi-dive w/ Campo Bravo Denver, CO
Jul 22 2006 8:00P
Burt's Tiki Lounge w/ the Build ABQ, NM

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MAY 2006

May 2
Lionhead Bunny
(me and ginny-lynn)
cobra//group
(we two and many more)
and
vertigo venus
Burt's Tiki Lounge
Albuquerque

May 5 Lowlights
Johanna's House

EUROPE TOUR bud melvin, bit shifter, nullsleep
lo-bat, firestarter, hyperkut, polar b, the c-men
May 10
Beursschouwburg, Bruxelles, Belgium

May 11
paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 12
de kelder, Amersfoort, Netherlands Antilles

May 13
metropool, Hengelo, Netherlands

May 16
bud melvin, bit shifter, nullsleep
microdisko, Stocholm, Sweeden

I CAN'T THANK EVERYONE ENOUGH FOR HOOKING THIS UP!
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APRIL 2006

Here's the lineup...
April 1
I play pedal steel and banjo w/ Lowlights
House party show w/ Handsome Family
You know where

April 7
Lionhead Bunny performs live improvised music
for 'le ballon rouge' variety show in celebration of
poetry month - also pre-show music
Harwood Arts Center, 1114 7th st. N.W., 7:30pm

April 8
Lionhead Bunny presents our sound installation piece
for Harvesting Local Soundscapes
6:00pm at Harwood Arts Center
Then at 7:30 PM the second night of 'le ballon rouge' begins!

April 19
Bud Melvin solo show!!
9:00pm SHARP, Harlow's, 3523 Central NE
Playing with Millard Fillmore and Ronoso
Thanks to Derek Caterwaul for the cool gig
I play first and then have to fly over to...

10:30pm - Atomic Cantina to play with The Lowlights

April 23
Cobra//Group
at SolArts

April 25
The Grave of Nobody's Darling
LIVE ON THE RADIO - "Music to Soothe the Savage Beast"
KUNM 89.9 FM - 11PM

April 27
Cobra//Group
at Puccini's Golden West Saloon, 620 Central Avenue

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I have my first solo show in Albuquerque
Sat, March 11th - Peace & Justice Center, 202 Harvard SE (corner of Harvard & Silver)
Show starts at 8pm & over by 11pm, All-ages, $5 donations very welcome

I'm also playing some other shows:
Pedal Steel and banjo with Lowlights
@ Launchpad - march 10th and march 14th

Pedal Steel with COBRA//group
Sunday March 19th - Exxon Valdez,,,, 225 High Street

And my band The Grave of Nobody's Darling
at Burt's Tiki Lounge
Monday March 27th

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I am finally getting shows in New Mexico, but no mailing list to tell yet.
My band, The Grave of Nobody's Darling is playing Monday, Feb 27th, 2006 - Burt's Tiki Lounge
313 Gold Ave. SW
Also playing is Lawrence Peter's excellent band PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SOUND
And I'm also playing pedal steel with COBRA//group experimental group.
It will rock and rock

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2005
spectacle game boy edition

I'm playing solo this Thursday, May 26 at chicago's
'Premiere Lounge of Sound'
sonotheque 1444 W chicago $4 10pm

In the final of the Spectacle seriesez,
there is a GAMEBOY MUSIC phenomenon do do da do do
Also I will have some gameboy camera prints hanging up front
and a gameboy camera video projection if it works in their DVD player.
Everything is for sale, because only the wealthy can afford not to sell out.

here's the info
http://www.sonotheque.org/archives/000294.php

here's the cool flyer they made with one of my gameboy camera images
http://img74.echo.cx/img74/3411/mayfront8sx.png
http://img162.echo.cx/img162/5787/mayback1rk.png

Come see what all the people are talking about
even though I don't understand what they're saying.

peace and love,
Bud

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LUCKY!

I'm playing a show tomorrow, Friday the 13th, with two different bands
NO COVER
9:30pm

Horseshoe Lounge www.horseshoechicago.com
not the gay bar one
but the one with all the young beautiful hipsters
and BBQ
4115 N. Lincoln Ave

The Grave of Nobody's Darling
Bud - guitar singing
Ginny-Lynn fiddle singing
Wild Bill guitar singing
We're a goth western swing combo

Slow Planet
Bill1 - guitar singing
Bill2 - bass
Bud - pedal steel/keyboard
Jessica - fiddle singing
Pat - drums and cowbell
We're a gloom country and pop band

When we're done
stay and drink
and the jukebox is really great

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kicked out

I thought I would get kicked out of town, so I got a show in Rockford
It's a solo show and then I play steel with Blind Robins (www.theblindrobins.com).
but then Slow Planet (http://www.theslowplanet.com) got a show in Chicago.
So, I'm still allowed to play in the limits.
and out of bounds as usual.

So Saturday, April 23rd come to Rockford, IL
to Mary's Place
http://www.marysplacebar.com/Index.cfm
9:30 pm - Bud Melvin opens for Blind Robins
I will play a surprise cover tune - this show only!!!
602 N Madison Street
(815) 962-7944

Then Wednesday, April 27th come to Chicago
to the Hideout
http://www.hideoutchicago.com/
9:30 pm - the Hills or maybe a surprise Chicago band opens for Slow Planet
I will play pedal steel and keyboards
1354 w wabansia chicago il 60622
773.227.4433

Then go crazy.

Love,
Bud

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Your life depends on it

DATA DESTRUCTION TOUR 2005
Date: 2005 03 17 (Thursday)
Time: 8:00 p.m. doors
Location: The Bottom Lounge
3206 N Wilton Ave. (near clark and belmont)
(773) 975-0505

I'm playing the first Bud Melvin solo show in awhile.
There are several reasons you must attend this show.

1. 3 amazing electronic 8-bit videogame musicians who are presently touring the USA will be there.
I promised them that Chicago would be their best show ever. They are:
Bitshifter - if you saw my show with him last year, you already know that he is a handsome, energetic performer with fantastic, catchy music and intriguing stage moves. He is from New York and plays the Nintendo Gameboy http://www.bitshifter.cc/
Nullsleep - One of the modern pioneers and true geniuses of 8-bit music. One of the few smart and crazy enough to compose directly for the Nintendo Entertainment System in it's native tounge. One of the masterminds of the 8bitpeoples collective. http://www.nullsleep.com/
Covox - Covox hails from SWEDEN (that's far) and his music is frightenly interesting. He is on the amazing Rebel Pet Set label and you should come see him play to help him get some juice money. http://www.covox.net/

I, of course, am the best live act in Chicago and will be assaulting your senses with gameboy, banjo and ukelele. I will be working very hard this next week to try and prepare some new surprises for those of you who are sick of my previous sets.

2. If we don't get people out and rocking, I'll never work in this town again.

3. It's by the Red line for heavy drinkers

4. My name was in tiny letters on the front of the Chicago Reader's Page 3.
Now that they have the new format, you know only things on the first page matter.

Here's some fancy websites about the tour.
http://www.8bitpeoples.com/destroy/
http://www.8bitpeoples.com/destroy/0317.html

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SLOW PLANET
Voted best new band in Chicago for
the week of 2/14/05

--Saturday 19 Feb, 9 p.m.--
@ LEADWAY
5233 N. Damen, Chicago
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....Slow Planet...
Bill Britt, vocals & guitar
Bud Melvin, pedal steel & keys
Jessica Billey, violin
Bill Lowman, bass
Pat Samson, drums

We get paid if you drink a lot.
Someone may be so moved by our performace
that they will slit their wrists
but only across the street
not down the highway.

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Also, if you're free Friday night
you should go see Jessica's art at
---"MINIATURES SHOW" at ART SPACE----
opening
Friday 18 February, 6 - 9 p.m.
@ DAMEN STUDIO
4528 1/2 N. Damen, Chicago
additional gallery hours for this show:
sun 20 feb & sun 27 feb, 1 -5 p.m.

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Also I am filling in on Pedal Steel
for the Blind Robbins that Friday night
at Fitzgerald's opening for Insiders.

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Also also also
Love Bud

Saturday, November 13th 2004
Everybody please come to the show.
At THE BEST venue for chill and intimate performance - candlestick maker
4432 N Kedzie saturday nov 13th
it will knowck your sockls blocks
It's BYOBooze so you can save lot of Euros!
http://www.candlestickmaker.org/
you simply have to be there

The band:
The Grave of Nobody's Darling
The Cast:
Bud Melvin - rythymic guitar and songs
Wild Bill aka MacKay - plugged in guitar and songs
Ginny-Lynn - driving back to Chicago and if traffic is good fiddle, plugged in mandolin and songs
From a turbulent and spirited discussion on the merits and demerits of Sus scrofa
better known as S. domesticus. and the embracing of such-
a new moniker is brought forth.
With dignity and forboding of future endeavors heretofore unimaginable.
The Grave of Nobody's Darling.

The Other Band
Whippoorwill
The Cast:
Kelly Kessler - the best guitar player
Robbie Hunsinger - the best bass player
Eric Howell - the best banjo player
from the hot fires of hades, the ashes reform into a glorious plumed creature
the whippoorwill
If you thought Camprimulgus vociferus was some obscure sexual act
banned in 11 states you would be wrong.
It is, instead, your own musicall albedo.
http://www.kellykessler.com/whippoorwill%20home.htm

This is the night of the 13th so it WILL be magical and important for you to attend.
If you miss this you will probably cry until you laugh until you cry until you pass out.
Wild Bill is making a special excused absence from his other show
and is TAKING THE TRAIN!!!! just to be there for you.
ginny-lynn will be breaking the speed limit from the RED ZONE
and arriving at a heart-stopping panix-inducing LAST MINUTE to
tear your mind away with string scratching mania.


"The melancholic state is so powerful

that, according to scientists and doctors,

it can attract demons to the body,

even to such an extent

that one can get into mental confusion or get visions."

Agrippa

Only you can prevent fires.
So join us in dowsing and dousing.
the time is right
winter is blooming
don't be afraid
fear is the mind-killer
young Atreides
the musical melange approaches
oooooooooooooooooooooooooo

-Bud

Friday, June 25
Candlestick Maker - 4432 N. Kedzie - 773-463-0158
Ginny-Lynn was invited to do some protest songs
as part of a big event
I'll be helping

Thursday, July 1
Subterreanean - 2011 W North Ave, Chicago, IL - (773) 278-6684
I play country music and a new band dawns
Ginny-Lynn and Bill MacKay are featured.
We play a short set at invitation of
Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band's
Monthly night of Shivaree (ne charivari)
Band name is Granville Ridge
or West Ridge Hoghuggers
or Country Posers
or Chi-town Hog Butchers
or 7-headed Bunny
votes/suggestions will be taken at this juncture

Friday, July 2
Heaven Gallery - 1550 North Milwaukee 2nd floor -773-342-4597
I return to form with a solo offerring
At the invitation of Mark Denardo
Who is also playing and his music
is also very good - keep your eyes on this one
I will be playing the music of Bud Melvin
Also Yuppester & his gameboy

Wednesday, July 21, et sequentes
Hideout - 1354 w wabansia - 773.227.4433
It is highly likely I will be in the front bar
Some sort of musical endeavor will ensue
Ginny-Lynn&Bud Melvin and more
Details to follow
Kiss kiss
Hug hug

SHOW - JAN 30th

A little birdie told me I'm playing Jan 30th, NOT 22nd

Texas Ballroom, 3012 S. Archer, Friday, January 30
9pm!!!

this is the TEN BY TEN magazine CHEAP issue release party.

I heard there was going to be CHEAP beer.
Also with CHEAP beer specials like at K-Mart.

This magazine is the r0x0r - come and support freaks like us trying to make it in the big stinky.

I will be playing a banjo a friend gave me, a $3 yard sale ukelele, a microphone I pulled out of a early 80s modem, a $40 used Zoom guitar effects pedal from Guitar Center, and a $10 gameboy from Village Thrift.

But just so you know that I am just a poser, my amplifier cost as much as my car ($450)

Come to www.budmelvin.com and check out some hot cuts from the new CD.
Also there's a link to a song I put only on CDBaby for reasons I can't remember now.

Love,

Bud

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Man, am I bad about updating this.
Anyway, I didn't list my great show for the Jake Austin book release
or the amazing set at the Candlestick Maker in November

BUT COME SEE ME AT BOTTOM LOUNGE JAN 9 FOR MY NEW CD RELEASE!!!!!
3206 Wilton, Chicago IL

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Hi guys,

Tonight (8/21/03), if you have a chance, a great musician and great guy is playing a show at the Hideout tonight.

His name is Rob Halverson and he currently resides in Austin, Texas.

I am playing banjo and pedal steel in his ad-hoc band of Chicago misfits.

We did this 2 years ago and everyone had a great time.

9:30pm
1354 w wabansia chicago il 60622
773.227.4433

For those of you in the know, John Ridenour will be there and you can buy him a drink and ask to see the baby pictures.

If it ain't rough it ain't right,

Bud

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Greetings all, I will be playing this evening, 8/7/03 at 10:30pm on WZRD-FM 88.3 in Chicago. Tune in if you can.
I think I might try booking a show for myself or something soon - it's been a while.
Check out the website if you haven't www.budmelvin.com.
I think soon my song is out on the Relax Beat records gameboy compilation.
I just recorded a new song for a Little Sound DJ MP3 compilation as well.

Love,
Bud

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other." -Chinese proverb

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Bosco and Jorge shows coming up June 27th
June 27th Gunther Murphy's
June 27th Chicago
And sometime July - stay tuned
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Hey folks,

I'm back in town and recovering from a couple weeks
on the road.

So tomorrow night (3/29/03), I've got two performances - come
to both and I'll have to think of a crazy present or
something.

First off, I have the honor of playing version>03.
It is hard to describe, so just check out their
website:
http://versionfest.com

The word "TECHNO" is on the webpage twice, so I will
bring a double dose of gameboy tunes. I'm starting
at 7pm, and playing with some of the most interesting
folks around:
Yuppster
Bit Shifter [nyc]
Bubblyfish [nyc]
Mark DeNardo
8 Cylinder [pa]
Daniel P

As you can see, we've been invaded by east coasters -
and these guys can rock and they can roll.
The show is at the MCA Version lab, somewhere deep
within the bowels of the Museum of Contemporary Art
at 220 E. Chicago.

Thanks to EdMar and Mark DeNar for the gig

===ALSO===

My kikbutt band Roller Boulder is playing at the
Candlestick Maker around 9:00. We are playing with
one of the best live acts around, Kelly Kessler and
the Wichita Shut-Ins featuring Lawrence Peters.

Unfortunately, we have to play right after them and
they are a darn hard act to follow, let me tell you.

I last saw some of the band on a hazy morning in
Austin, getting my caffeine allotment for the day.
It's always a nice surprise to run into these folks,
and it's even better if you go to see them on
purpose.

What's that about porpoises you ask? Well, Roller
Boulder will feature some mysterious aquatic noises,
gameboy beats, songs with singing, a cool electric
guitar, banjo, fiddle, reverb and a lot more.

The Candlestick Maker is at 4432 N. Kedzie and is one
of the most intimate, coolest places around in my
opinion. Their website is at:
http://www.candlestickmaker.org
PERFECT RUBBER STAMPS

I hope you can make it to a show. I'm sorry to all
the bands I'm playing with - I thought one of these
shows would be Friday so I'm going to have to miss
some of the greatest music going as I hustle between
venues.

I just got two filings replaced and am a little out
of it, so forgive all of the rambling. I have a
website which I haven't updated in about a month:
http://www.budmelvin.com

Also, both Roller Boulder members have submitted
songs to the Def Leppard cover song contest. Check
it out at.
http://www.oddtodd.com
look for the Union Jack

Love,

Bud

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Here's the scoop - don't miss your chance to be the first B&J head. Oh, I play in this band.

Feb 26 Chicago, IL at The Hide-out
Mar 01 Chicago, IL on WNUR 89.3
Mar 01 Chicago, IL at Gunther Murphy's
Mar 03 Minneapolis, MN at 400 Bar
Mar 05 Missoula, MT at Jay’s Upstairs
Mar 06 Seattle, WA at The Sunset Tavern
Mar 07 Portland, OR at Blackbird
Mar 08 Palo Alto, CA at Stanford University
Mar 09 San Francisco, CA at Hemlock
Mar 10 San Diego, CA at The Casbah
Mar 11 Tempe, AZ at Stinkweeds Records
Mar 13 Austin, TX at 33 Degrees (in-store)
Mar 13 Austin, TX at Le Privelage (Southern Records SXSW showcase)
Mar 15 Tulsa, OK at Seasick Records
Mar 16 Lawrence, KS at Replay Lounge (early show)
Mar 22 Chicago, IL at Reckless Records (in-store, 2pm)
Mar 22 Chicago, IL at Schubas

Thanks everyone for all the support - I'll be back in Chicago at the end of March with a solo show on the 28th and a R0773R B0U7D3R show on the 29th @ Candlestick Maker.

Love,

Bud
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UPDATE: Feb 5th marks the first show I've ever missed
Sad times...I've played really really sick before
But this time was impossible...you don't want to know
the gross details
I'm sorry and I will make it up to you all
February 5th, 2003
Prodigal Son
2626 North Halsted
Chicago, IL
(773) 248-3093

doors at 8pm
SCOTTY KARATE
BUD MELVIN
LITTLE BILLY CATFISH

This is yet another free bacon night - I think maybe they're trying to slowly kill me.

I know this is short notice, but these Prodigal Son shows are always a lot of fun. Maybe it's because I always drink $30 worth of Belgian beer. I don't know what the cover is, but I think if 100 people show up, I can just about break even, so come on by...
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