I missed him the last time he was in town, and I'm not missing him again. Tomorrow night (4/12) at Slim's, wave rider Rob Machado and his band, the Melali Sessions Band, are kicking off a spring tour of his film Melali: The Drifter Sessions. Produced by Machado and director Taylor Steele (the godfather of modern surf film), the film includes some of today's primos scaling waves in Indonesia. The film will be intensified by a live performance of the score. This is an extension of his first tour, “When we premiered The Drifter across the country, the best part of the night was the live improvisation with the band to the surf bonus footage,” Machado says. “That inspired us to make another movie with the unreleased surf footage and record some music as the score.” Tickets are $16, and if you can't make it, you can always buy the DVD ($25) for some guaranteed surf thrills.