Posted in music | pictures on June 5, 2011

photos by Tim Griffin

Melvins @ Mohawk
The Melvins

"It's hard to imagine an album like [Lysol] making an A&R's mouth water--and it certainly hasn't moved Nirvana numbers. But nonetheless, the churning Lysol has emerged as the secret blueprint for contemporary underground metal. The euphoric, spiritual hum of opener "Hung Bunny" spawned the eternal drones of Sunn O))) and Nadja; the triumphant joy-doom of closer "With Teeth" foreshadowed the uplifting "life metal" of Jesu and Torche; cramming the whole thing into one 31-minute track informed "experience" records like Sleep's Jerusalem. (Says frontman Buzz Osborne proudly: "I didn't want people to just be able to skip the first song.") Lysol was also a résumé builder for bassist Joe Preston; his presence on that album eventually helped him earn the bearded bruiser positions in High on Fire and Harvey Milk. Crover even lovingly describes once getting a cassette demo from Japanese cult heroes Boris, on which a track sounded "almost like an exact note-for-note vocal line [from Lysol] that he was singing in Japanese."" [Village Voice]
The Melvins have been touring their way east, having already played two nights each in Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago and Boston. Each city gets a night of Lysol, Egg Nog, & Houdini followed by a night of Bullhead and Stoner Witch. Still to go is Minneaplis on June 13 & 14, and Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn this Monday (6/6) and Tuesday (6/7) night. Both NYC shows are sold out, but keep an eye out for any tickets that might be released last minute by the venue.

The Austin shows were May 27th & May 28th at the Mohawk in Austin. Pictures from the first night continue below...

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Comments (18)

coolest dressed band this side of the mississippi (or the otherside)


fck yeah pizza shirt!

Posted by Devil Wears Burlap | June 5, 2011 11:09 PM

YES!!! the return of AUSTIN VEGAN!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2011 11:10 PM

That would sound good to hear those albums live depending on the acoustics of the place or venue because the Melvins can sound too muffled in the wrong venue.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:57 AM

Yeah I liked the pizza shirt too lol

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 8:48 AM

not digging the dual drummer set up. Dale is all I need.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 9:35 AM

Dale + Coady = one beast.

the BB version of the Melvins is the best. I love what Jared brings too.


both nights were amazing, and very different.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 9:43 AM

Can anyone confirm whether buzz osbourne has bathed since 1989?

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 11:03 AM

Dale Crover can.

But it's even easier to confirm that your usual WBers haven't bathed since who knows how long.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 11:37 AM

I bath in hummus

Posted by Williamsburg resident. | June 6, 2011 11:47 AM

^

HUEHUEHUE

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 12:03 PM

You don't HEAR The Melvins when they play. You FEEL the sound tear your chest and face apart.

Lame Cobain said this was one of his favorite bands? Well for 20+ years The Melvins have been blowing everyone, everywhere off the stage.

They are a force of nature.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:15 PM

"Well for 20+ years The Melvins have been blowing everyone, everywhere off the stage."

Whoa, they've been blowing everyone for the past 20+ years!? That's a lotta cock!! :))

(How come I haven't gotten my hummer(s) then??? :(( )

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 4:05 PM

yes, your honor. it's true. this man has no dick.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 5:33 PM

Melvins playing Lysol with Keiji Haino up at Symphony Space a few years back was mindblowing. At MHOW? notsomuch

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 10:49 PM

Dude, you've seen it all! congrats!


now fucking kill yrself, you sanctimonious fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 11:22 PM

Damn, that was a fantastic show tonight

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 3:08 AM

Sounds like a good show 10:49 PM. Didn't know they played with Keiji Haino.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 3:21 AM

"yes, your honor. it's true. this man has no dick."

Awwww, how cute. Say this to my face, heehee.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 10:30 AM

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