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interviewing people who can't talk
for people who can't read."
(Frank Zappa)

Posts tagged "nirvana"
Watch the official trailer for Dave Grohl's 'Sound City'

Watch the official trailer for Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City’

Thanks to the Foo Fighters for putting this on our radar this morning: The official first look at the forthcoming Sound City documentary directed by Dave Grohl. A passion project to be sure, Grohl has carried a torch for the famous San Fernando Valley recording studios since recording Nirvana’s Nevermind there when he was just...
Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt: The 8-day making and breaking of Grunge

Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt: The 8-day making and breaking of Grunge

You didn’t have to be anywhere near early-Nineties Seattle to feel the effects of its awesome force. The sound it emitted — a dirty punk/metal hybrid wrestled from battered guitars — impacted everything from indie zines to Rolling Stone, MTV and Hollywood films. Hell, one might’ve lived under a rock, never bought a single Nirvana record...
Unseen Nirvana photos surface in new eBook, 'Experiencing Nirvana...'

Unseen Nirvana photos surface in new eBook, ‘Experiencing Nirvana…’

A new eBook by Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt unveils previously-unpublished photos of a young, Chad Channing-era Nirvana on their very first  European tour. Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 — released today and available now on Apple’s iBookstore — brims with dozens of live and candid photos taken by Pavitt over an 8-day trek in the...
Divine Fits get interviewed, perform 'What Gets You Alone'

Divine Fits get interviewed, perform ‘What Gets You Alone’

Divine Fits (Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks) talk about a lot of things rock-n-roll related here, but everything was completely wiped from our brain once we heard the disturbing anecdote about two people doing it on the stage at a Nirvana show (*shudder*). Oh, we’re...
Dave Grohl to direct 'Sound City' documentary

Dave Grohl to direct ‘Sound City’ documentary

With Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and seemingly hundreds of guest appearances under his belt, busy bee Dave Grohl has officially announced plans to add directing to his ever-growing list of achievements. In a hand-written press release distributed yesterday (May 2), Grohl recalled the indelible experience of visiting San Fernando Valley recording studio Sound...
Deer Tick: The Divine Providence of Deer Tick

Deer Tick: The Divine Providence of Deer Tick

Unlike their unusual name, the growing buzz surrounding indie rock group Deer Tick makes perfect sense. Originally conceived as a solo project by Providence singer-songwriter John McCauley, Deer Tick has released several folk-rock recordings – including War Elephant (2007), Born on Flag Day (2009), The Black Dirt Sessions (2010) – while cycling through an assortment...
The New Cities: It takes a village

The New Cities: It takes a village

Comprised of David Brown (vocals), Christian Bergeron (guitar), Nicolas Denis (synth), Philippe Lachance (synth), Francis Fugere (drums) and Julien Martre (bass/vocals), Quebec-based band The New Cities has just released their sophomore LP, Kill the Lights. Following up their 2009 debut Lost in City Lights, the band’s latest effort has passed through many hands on its...
Anya Marina: From 'Spirit School' to 'Felony Flats'

Anya Marina: From ‘Spirit School’ to ‘Felony Flats’

Michigan-born singer-songwriter, Anya Marina, is as personable and witty as she is prolific. Her recently-released digital EP, Spirit School, offers up a motley collection of lighthearted, infectious tracks to tide fans over until the release of her forthcoming LP, Felony Flats, later this year. A star on the rise, Marina’s music has gained wide exposure...
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