News featuring Nirvana

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Wednesday 27th August

  • Hope Despite the Times: 12 Essential Alternative Rock Albums from the 1980s

    For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.

    In 2014, alternative rock is a standard fixture of the musical landscape. This is an era where Coldplay regularly placing near the top of the pop charts, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers filling stadiums, Radiohead and Arcade Fire racking up Grammy Award nominations, and Nirvana essentially being begged to be honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are normal, even expected, occurrences. One not even need look beyond PopMatters itself for…

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Friday 22nd August

  • The Rentals streaming new LP, reveal tour openers; Hooray For Earth playing w/ Grooms & Porches (win tix & an LP!)

    Matt Sharp's post-Weezer band The Rentals are releasing their first new album in 15 years next week (8/26) via Polyvinyl, and are now streaming it in full on Pitchfork. They also recently announced a short tour, for which openers have since been revealed. The East Coast run will get their Polyvinyl labelmates Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin on all three dates, with Polyvinyl alumni Mates of State joining in NYC and Philly, and Hooray For Earth in Asbury Park. Tickets for NYC, NJ and Philly are on sale now. The West Coast gets We Are Scientists (whose Keith Murray will be in The Rentals for this tour) and The Rentals' old pals/tourmates/collaborators Ozma (who put out a new LP this year which is streaming below). All dates are listed below.

    Hooray For Earth have other shows much sooner than that, including a NYC show this Saturday (8/23) at…

    Read the complete article at www.brooklynvegan.com

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  • 9 of the best '90s bands you didn't think were the best '90s bands and the awesome stuff they're doing now

    by Andrew Sacher

    It's no secret that the '90s are all the rage right now. The internet (and maybe even your real life) is filled with nostalgia for everything from Pogs to Nickelodeon cartoons to Tamagotchis and this reality check from The Onion that the '90s weren't only Pogs, Nickelodeon cartoons and Tamagotchis. Indie rock is no exception. The sounds of the Alternative Nation era can be heard in many of today's indie bands, and countless '90s OGs have reformed to excellent results, playing not just to the people who saw them the first time around but to many new, younger fans. When it comes to discussing '90s rock, we usually turn the conversation towards critically acclaimed bands like Pavement, Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, Built to Spill, Neutral Milk Hotel, and My Bloody Valentine or huge bands like Nirvana, Weezer, and Radiohead. You don't need another list telling you…

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  • Fugazi releasing 'First Demo', are on the cover of The New York Times Magazine (sort of)

    Though Fugazi will probably never get back together, they continue to release an exhaustive amount of material from their heyday. The latest nugget to come out via Ian MacKaye's Dischord records is a release of their first ever demo, which was recorded in 1988 and is simply being termed First Demo. Ten of the eleven songs on the release were on a cassette distributed at early Fugazi shows, but one of the songs, "Turn Off Your Guns," has never seen the light of day...

    Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire demo including the one song ("Turn Off Your Guns") that wasn't included on the original cassette. The record has been mastered by TJ Lipple and will be available on CD and LP+Mp3.

    Read the complete article at www.brooklynvegan.com

  • Drunk Dad released LP, touring w/ Honduran (dates, stream)

    by Ian Chainey

    Portland degenerates Drunk Dad issued Ripper Killer earlier in the year. We debuted the album on Invisible Oranges, impressed by the way it respun grunge and noise rock more convincingly than the post-whatevers that followed the first wave:

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