ON STAGE THIS WEEK
In June, Washington state punk-grunge pioneers the
Melvins released The Bride Screamed Murder, its 20th studio LP in 24 years. The band’s debut, 1986’s Gluey
Porch Treatments, ushered in a sound that would influence numerous rock bands that followed, from Sub Pop-era Nirvana to modern-day Atlanta sludge-metal kings Mastodon. Now the Melvins are on the road, and lead singer Buzz Osborne has some ears to defile in Santa Fe. Catch “King Buzzo” and the boys when they hit the Santa Fe Brewing Company (27 Fire Place, 424-3333) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 9. Tickets, $12, are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St. (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org).
The genius of bebop innovator Thelonious Sphere Monk (19171982) is the subject of the next concert in a series by the Cal Haines Tribute Trio. Pianist John Rangel, bassist Michael Glynn, and drummer Haines dig in at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Peterson Student Center at St. John’s College, 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca. There is no charge. Call 984-6139. Born Wisconsin, in Madison, Brent Michael Davids (left) is a member of the Stockbridge Mohican nation. He is closely involved with the First Nations Composer Initiative and has served as composer in residence for the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project. At 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.), the
Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with guitarist AnnaMaria Cardinalli-Padilla, presents the premiere of Davids’ The 400th Symphony, commissioned in honor of Santa Fe’s official anniversary, as part of a wideranging program. Jorge Pérez-Gómez conducts. Tickets, $10 to $25, are available by calling 988-1234 or visiting www.ticketssantafe.org.
BeauSoleil — French for “beautiful sun” — is perhaps the world’s most well-known Cajun music group. The band’s blend of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, and country has won it two Grammys and several gigs playing Austin
City Limits and Late Night With Conan O’Brien as well as opening slots for Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Grateful Dead. The
sextet plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at
the Santa Fe Brewing Company (27 Fire Place, 424-3333). Free Cajun dance lessons begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 and are available from Tickets Santa Fe at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St. (988-1234, www.ticketssantafe.org).