Not heavy enough, not dirty enough—these are the words Athens, Georgia, sludge-rock crew Harvey Milk seem to have lived by for the past two decades or so. Not that many people have noticed. Despite vocalist-guitarist Creston Spier’s residency in Brooklyn (he co-owns the fried-chicken joint Pies ‘n’ Thighs, on indefinite hiatus), the group still rarely plays live. Their heavier-than-sledgehammer riffs need to be heard to be believed. Openers Coalesce have been equally elusive in recent years, but since releasing last year’s excellent OX, the Kansas-based hardcore crew has stopped through early and often—always a welcome treat. With the Atlas Moth.
Mon., March 8, 9 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 2, 2010