News featuring Nirvana

The following news stories mention Nirvana. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 5 hours ago.

’14 Sep 18 Thu

Thursday 18th September

  • Cancers: Fatten the Leeches

    Fatten the Leeches has a lo-fi aesthetic that’s charming.

    Cancers is an Athens, Georgia, group comprised of the duo of Ella Kaspar and Lenny Miller, who recently tied the knot. Their sound is a throwback to the grunge sounds of the early ‘90s, which is evidenced by the fact that their debut album Fatten the Leeches was recorded in Seattle with none other than Jack Endino as producer. Endino was responsible for knob-twiddling for the likes of Nirvana, Hole, Babes in Toyland and Soundgarden.…

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’14 Sep 15 Mon

Monday 15th September

  • R.I.P. Tom Skeeter, Owner of Sound City Studios

    Tom Skeeter, owner of legendary Los Angeles recording studio Sound City, passed away over the weekend at the age of 82. Skeeter founded the studio with in 1969 alongside Joe Gottfried. Artists like Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Nirvana would go on to record classic albums there, and it was the subject of Dave Grohl's 2013 film Sound City. A post from the studio's Facebook page confirmed Skeeter's passing and offered the following message: We lost our main man, Tommy Skeeter this week. Grateful [to] our Sound City Movie pals for introducing him to all of you. Thank...Read More

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’14 Sep 11 Thu

Thursday 11th September

’14 Sep 10 Wed

Wednesday 10th September

  • The Wytches: Annabel Dream Reader

    Any anticipatory pleasure to be derived from the pain detailed on Annabel Dream Reader is numbed by its own flogging tedium.

    As one of 15 bands recently selected by the British government’s Music Export Growth Scheme, Brighton trio the Wytches will split a share of £250,000 with bands such as Imogen Heap and the Heavy. The bands receive government funding to help launch their respective careers and export music outside of England. On their debut, Annabel Dream Reader, the Wytches look to American cultural touchstones Nirvana and Quentin Tarantino, attempting to harness the angst of the…

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’14 Sep 8 Mon

Monday 8th September

  • Jessica Lea Mayfield – “No Fun” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

    “No Fun,” a darkly creeping highlight from former alt-country prodigy Jessica Lea Mayfield’s Nirvana-fied garage rock record Make My Head Sing, will be the B-side on Mayfield’s new “Standing In The Sun” 7-inch. Also, a version of the song that was recorded live at Chicago’s Empty Bottle is now the subject of a pinkish-black new [...]

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’14 Sep 4 Thu

Thursday 4th September

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Wednesday 3rd September

’14 Aug 27 Wed

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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’14 Aug 26 Tue

Tuesday 26th August

’14 Aug 22 Fri

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…

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