A couple of new U:Mack shows announced today for October and November. First up, and no strangers to these shores Melvins will play The Button Factory on Saturday October 4th with support from Big Business and Porn. The 25 year-old band have recently recorded a new album called Nude With Boots. Doors 7.30pm (early show).Tickets €24 from Road Records, City Discs, Spindizzy, Sound Cellar and online at www.tickets.ie/umack
Secondly, reformed Pennsylvanian math-rock instrumentals, Don Caballero make their debut Irish appearance in Crawdaddy on Friday November 14. Their new album Punkgasm is out now on Relapse Records. The band broke up in 2000 but reformed in 2006 with World Class Listening Problem. As well as being one of the groups which predated Battles sound by a good decade, Don Cab also featured Ian Williams who is now guitarist with Battles.