Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Melvins, Live @ Rodeo Club, Athens (November 30, 2009)

Conditions in the tiny little Rodeo Club were rather appalling. This has been the first ever visit of The Melvins, the legendary noise makers from Washington, to Athens and understandably quite a lot of people wanted to see them. As a result, it was really a struggle to be able to see the small stage, let alone to approach it. However, risking life and limb, we did manage somehow to get closer and stand almost face to face with King Buzzo as you can see in these exclusive photos.

The hot and ear-shatteringly loud evening started with a set by Porn, featuring The Melvins' Dale Grover and Coady Willies on drums. Then it was time for King Buzzo and Dale Grover to take the stage and play a brief set as Big Business (or, at least, this is what the poster of the show claimed), before the full line up of The Melvis descended upon us and unleashed hell with their twin drum-set, booming bass and buzzing guitars. Certainly a night to remember, despite the fact that the tiny club proved to be unfitting for this show.

The Melvins, Live @ Rodeo Club (Nov. 30, 2009)

Porn, Live @ Rodeo Club (Nov. 30, 2009)

The Melvins - Anaconda (Live @ Rodeo Club, Athens)

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