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Athens, Georgia, United States

Harvey Milk is an American / band that formed in Athens, Georgia, United States in the early 1990s. Despite playing numerous live shows and releasing a slew of 7” singles and three full length albums, they never received much attention outside of their local fanbase. It was not until years after the band’s demise that their singles, as well as all three full length albums, saw re-release through various labels, most notably Relapse Records. They returned in the late 00’s and released two albums.While Harvey Milk invariably draws comparisons to the Melvins, due to their penchant for slow, heavy riffs, the band has touched upon such artists as ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Leonard Cohen as influences in their music. They even went so far as to perform a live show consisting of nothing but Hank Williams covers. One April Fool’s Day gig at the 40 Watt in Athens, they performed R.E.M.’s “Reckoning” from beginning to end while Michael Stipe was in attendance.

The band are named after Harvey Milk, San Francisco, California’s first openly gay city supervisor, who was murdered in 1978.

On June 3, 2008, Harvey Milk released their most recent album, Life… The Best Game In Town. The band toured the eastern and southern US as well as Germany, England, Belgium, France and Scotland during the Summer of 2008. In July 2009, they Co-Headlined a tour with the band Torche.


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  • Bon-

    criminally underrated.

    17 Aug 2:32pm Reply
  • DoglessEndeavor

    Every time I go through a Harvey Milk phase, it's more intense than the last one. I swear my guitar will never see anything under a set of 13s again.

    28 Jul 4:35pm Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    My Love is honestly one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

    16 Jul 9:02pm Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    They are quite possibly the most under appreciated Metal band of all time.

    13 Jul 4:48am Reply
  • anxietystomper

    I agree with JamesHippieKid...How the hell is this band overrated? I rarely hear anyone talk about them, and that could just be because I don't hang around in the right circles, but I would say Harvey Milk are underrated if anything.

    2 Jul 3:18pm Reply
  • OneDrunkWalking

    Heavy as all motherf*in get out. Even heavier than Melvins!

    9 Jun 5:03am Reply
  • Rqa

    АЙВ ГАТ Э ЛАВ!!!!

    4 Jun 8:15pm Reply
  • whuwha

    It's okay. Alcohol baby. Depression fuck yeah.

    26 May 1:02am Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    V Overrated? No. Not great? also. No. This group's discography is a lot better than solid.

    6 May 11:51pm Reply
  • Thurible

    This band is overrated. They're solid but not great. Would recommend The Body to people who like this.

    4 May 11:59pm Reply
  • anIadrift

    Shatters any preconceived notions of what a band should or can be. I imagine this band's music would make some folk uncomfortable. One of the best bands I've discovered along with The Austerity Program....all hail Hydrahead (RIP)

    3 May 4:44pm Reply
  • Lolzorius

    The band that changed my life

    8 Apr 8:06am Reply
  • hastega

    favorite tokin tunes circa 2k9

    29 Mar 10:41am Reply
  • Kilgorer

    Fucking hell, this is pure madness. Good i started listening to this.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
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  • clintbeed6793

    So happy I found out about these guys. Harvey Milk is truly one of the most unique bands around. So much fucking heavier than most metal bands that try way too hard to be heavy. These guys make something special with every album.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    God damn I forgot how good Sunshine (No Sun) Into the Sun is! Damn,, It's good!

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • adhisatyanugra

    Goodbye Blues !

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • EvyMetal

    "The Anvil Will Fall" became my 30,000th scrobbled track. Couldn't have picked a better one.

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • GiaNXGX

    I suppose that he froze when the wind tore off your clothes And I, I guess he just never got warm. But you stand there so nice in your blizzard of ice

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
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