MELVINS BRING CLASSIC SLUDGE METAL TO MUSIKFEST CAFE

MELVINS BRING CLASSIC SLUDGE METAL TO MUSIKFEST CAFE

Photos and recap by Keith Perks

Kings of sludge metal the Melvins brought their Electric Roach tour to Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, Pa., on July 1 along with support acts Harshmellow and Helms Alee.

I really had fun shooting each band, but being able to shoot the Melvins was a big thing for me. And I had that photo pit to myself. It was a great night.

Harshmellow and Helms Alee were two fantastic choices to bring out on the road with them. They blended well together as a package, but each brought something different to the fans.

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Fans were digging both openers. The excitiment Harshmellow erupted with carried right through Helms Alee’s crushing set.

The Melvins trio of frontman Buzz Osborne, drummer Dale Crover and bassist Steven McDonald hit the stage and started things off with “Oven” and worked their way through songs like “Lovely Butterfly,” “Lizzy,” Redd Kross’s “Charlie,” “Honey Bucket” and ended the set with Alice Cooper’s “Ballad of Dwight Fry.”

I really had fun shooting each band, but being able to shoot the Melvins was a big thing for me. And I had that photo pit to myself. It was a great night.

 

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