Tag: Nirvana

Our Noise

Print Reviews

Scott Adams finds this compelling history of Merge Records, the underdog label that beat the odds and succeeded, to be insanely readable.

Brand New

Event Reviews

Brand New and Thrice play the first of a pair of sold-out Orlando dates.

Sonic Boom

Print Reviews

In author Pete Blecha’s new examination of the gnarled roots of Seattle rock music, he posits that it all started with the slurred words “Louie Louie.” Scott Adams obviously approves.

Grunge Is Dead

Print Reviews

Greg Prato’s new oral history of Seattle music (or “grunge” to you and me, bucko) strikes the right balance between bratty humor and pathos, thinks Matthew Moyer. And was the bassist from Guns N’ Roses really in the Fastbacks? Read on,,,

Pearl Jam

Music Reviews

Ten (Legacy Edition) (Epic Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

These Arms Are Snakes

Event Reviews

Skin, spit, and sweat were on board for a recent These Arms Are Snakes show that Jen Cray soaked up in Orlando.

Punk Rock Fun Time Activity Book

Print Reviews

Following up his not-so-kid-friendly Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book and Gangsta Rap Coloring Book, Aye Jay is back with another fun-filled edition for all you punkers out there. So what did Tim Wardyn think of the Punk Rock Fun Time Activity Book? F—-n’ brilliant!

Live

Music Reviews

Live at the Paradiso - Amsterdam (Vanguard). Review by Tim Wardyn.

Foo Fighters

Screen Reviews

Are you ready to scream your lungs out?! Dave Grohl was. So were over 80,000 fans as they packed Wembley Stadium for a performance that was two parts ferocious rock and one part classic rock. All this makes Tim Wardyn want to go to a Foo Fighters concert so badly that he can taste the sweat flying off the TV. We’ll let him explain.

Of Montreal

Event Reviews

With a stage show more akin to performance art than rock concert, Of Montreal is anything but subtle. Jen Cray did not wear a pink leotard or face paint to the Orlando show, but she enjoyed it all the same.

The Toadies

Event Reviews

Reunited after a 2001 breakup and toting a new album and tour (alongside People in Planes), The Toadies bring grunge back in a big way. Jen Cray is one of many Orlando fans reveling in the murky merriment.

Tad: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears

Screen Reviews

You think copyright infringement’s today’s hot topic? Tad’s been there and done that, and they’re so over it, they’re over it. Scott Adams drinks a nameless, fizzy soft drink in toast to Seattle’s grunge pioneers.

Flipper: Live

Screen Reviews

Legendary proto-grunge nihilists in “having fun” shock! Scott Adams wouldn’t have believed it either. The proof is in the pudding with this archival release of vintage Flipper concerts.

Dead Confederate

Music Reviews

Dead Confederate EP (The Artists Organization/Razor & Tie). Review by Jen Cray.

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Screen Reviews

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CAKE

CAKE

Event Reviews

Jeremy Glazier shoots a CAKE headline show at McGrath Amphitheater.