Melvins: June 6, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 10, 2011

[Photos by Greg Cristman.  Used with permission.  All rights reserved]

My last Melvins show had nothing on the epic 25th anniversary show that we also recorded (both recordings available here), where the band did a full run-through of their most famous album, Houdini, and a gaggle of other songs in a two and a half hour set.  So naturally, I was anxious to see them again at these shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg, where the band promised run-throughs of multiple albums per night.  On this first of the two nights, the band played material from three of their records, the classic Lysol, the somewhat less-known Eggnog, and finally, Houdini.  The venue’s sound system – arguably the best in tri-state area – was a highlight in and of itself as it pumped out the bone-rattling levels of sound from the band.  Unlike the 25th anniversary show, this show was all business, with the band doing a first set consisting of a mix of Eggnog and Lysol tracks that closed with an epic “Sacrifice” without a single second of banter.  This set of longer, sludgier songs set a (relatively) mellow tone to preface the blistering second set, consisting entirely of tracks from Houdini.  By the end of the kickoff track of the second set, “Hag Me,” the floor was a sea of bodies, and it stayed that way through the very last song, “Spread Eagle Beagle,” which closed out, appropriately, with the band’s dual drummers pounding the skins alone onstage.  Once again, the Melvins brought the epic noise… leaving us hungry for night two.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps microphones on the center of the balcony, running into a custom analog preamp to provide more detail and warmth to the recording.  The results are outstanding and reflect the incredible sound in the room.

Night two was also recorded and will be posted soon.

Stream “Second Coming>The Ballad of Dwight Frye [Alice Cooper]”
[audio: Second Coming_The Ballad of Dwight Frye.mp3]

Stream “Going Blind”
[audio: Going Blind.mp3]

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Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Equipment: Schoeps Mk41>CMC6>Oade M248>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Balcony, DFC, mics on extension arm aimed down PAS
Mastering: 24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, light EQ on set II only (-1dB below ~250Hz)

SET I: Eggnog and Lysol [57:44]
01 [Set I Intro]
02 Charmicarmicat: Bastards
03 Lysol (aka Hung Bunny)>
04 Roman Dog Bird
05 Hog Leg: Like Stee, Moanin Ludlow
06 Antioxidote: Pigs Don’t Let It
07 Wispy: I Don’t Know But I Don’t Feel So Good
08 With Teeth
09 Second Coming>The Ballad of Dwight Frye [Alice Cooper]
10 Sacrifice

SET II: Houdini [56:27]
11 [Set II Intro]
12 Hag Me
13 Pearl Bomb
14 Hooch
15 Honey Bucket
16 Night Goat
17 Lizzy
18 Goin’ Blind
19 Joan of Arc
20 Set Me Straight
21 Sky Pup
22 Teet
23 Copache
24 Spread Eagle Beagle

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7 Responses to Melvins: June 6, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. oh yea
    June 10, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Great recording…you always credit covers so Sacrifice is of course by Flipper.

  2. Julian
    June 10, 2011 at 11:02 am


  3. June 11, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Thanks! The Eggnog 10″ is a killer – one of my favorite Melvins recordings. As a fan I had to get both the 10″ and the CD and that’s the first time seeing a complete Eggnog set popping out. Way cool!

  4. ryan
    June 11, 2011 at 8:37 am

    thanks! this was an amazing show and Im glad to have a recording of it now!

  5. t
    June 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    thanks nyc/acidjack, looking forward to hearing these shows

  6. deez
    June 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Thanks for recording and posting. I arrived late and missed the first set so now I get to hear what I missed. Dam the second half of the show was awesome. The sound was incredible too. Looking forward to hearing Tuesday night’s show as well.

  7. Tym
    July 24, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Oh man, Houdini and Stoner Witch are my two favorite Melvins albums! I went and saw them last fall in Philly and they played only one song from Houdini and none from SW. Still killed it tho. Thanks for this!

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