Baroness and Melvins Rock The House of Vans

Metal bands Baroness and Melvins share a bill at the House of Vans

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Metal bands Baroness and Melvins share a bill at the House of Vans. Photos by Michel Dussack
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First up was Texas band Honky, who warmed up the crowd with their southern rock. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Guitarist Bobby Ed Landgraf and bassist JD Pinkus had the vibe of ZZ Top with their cowboy hats and beards. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next up were Georgia-based metal band Baroness. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Baroness' drummer Sebastian Thomas. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Baroness' vocalist and rhythm guitarist John Baizley. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Nick Jost plays bass for Baroness. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Rounding out the band is lead guitarist Peter Adams, who also provides backing vocals. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The show marked the first official performance by Baroness in New York since their horrific bus accident last year. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Despite the majority of the crowd being there for Melvins, Baroness got a great reception from the crowd. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Around 9:45, Melvins hit the stage for an explosive and loud set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Melvins' bassist Jarred Warren. Photos by Michel Dussack
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For a while now, Melvins have played with two drummers, adding to their ferocity. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Buzz Osborne plays lead guitar and sings lead vocals, and remains the only founder member of Melvins. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Despite their sound being slower than most metal bands, fans found ways to mosh and crowdsurf throughout their set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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One of the band's two drummers Coady Willis. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The other drummer in Melvins, Dale Crover. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Melvins consistently prove how they've maintained such a hardcore following for so long, and after their set ended, it's hard to image any fan went away without a bit of ringing in their ears.
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