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Gig Alert: The Melvins

Monday, June 06, 2011

The Melvins
Civilized Worm
Playing Monday at Music Hall of Williamsburg
(66 N. 6th St., Williamsburg)
Info: Tickets ($20) | Directions

The bandmembers in The Melvins aren't called the “Godfathers of Grunge” for nothing. The punk rock metal music of the Montesano, Washington group influenced greats such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Green River, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney, among others. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain even tried out for a spot as bassist in The Melvins, but didn't get chosen. (It’s said that he was so nervous during his audition, he forgot how to play all the songs.)

Last week, The Melvins released a live album of songs, Sugar Daddy Live, from the band's 2008 tour. The record also includes songs from The Melvins' last three albums. Download “Civilized Worm” from the 2006 album (A) Senile Animal above.

The Melvins play Monday and Tuesday nights at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. If you can't make it to the show, but you're free Tuesday afternoon, head to the Cotton Candy Machine, where the band will be taking photos with fans and signing posters between 4 and 5 P.M.

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