Tag Archives: Nirvana

XPN MusicNotes: See the latest video from Sharon Jones’ final album, listen to some early Nirvana demo tapes

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XPN MusicNotes: See the latest video from Sharon Jones’ final album, listen to some early Nirvana demo tapes

Sharon Jones | photo by Jacob Blickenstaff | courtesy of the artist

If God watches over a little sparrow, you know, if he takes care of the birds, here I am, one of his children, you know, he’s got so many of us down here. Human beings that send our faith up and believe. And if he watch over a sparrow, I know he watches over me.”-Sharon Jones

Before her death in 2016 Sharon Jones recorded one last album with the Dap-Kings called Soul Of A Woman. There’s already been two posthumous music video releases, and now comes the third ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Remembering Sam Shepard and his music with Patti Smith and Bob Dylan

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XPN MusicNotes: Remembering Sam Shepard and his music with Patti Smith and Bob Dylan

Sam Shepard and Patti Smith circa 1971

“RIP Sam Shepard. Ride on, genius.” – Marc Maron

Noted actor, musician and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard has died of ALS at the age of 73. His impressive creative legacy includes making music with some Rock & Roll legends.

Sam Shepard is perhaps best known for for his acting in such films as The Right Stuff, Days of Heaven, Steel Magnolias, & August: Osage County. During his career, he produced 44 plays and a number of books, memoirs and short stories, but music fans will remember Sam Shepard as an ...

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Marvel paying tribute to Nirvana, The Clash & more in Rock Variants comic series

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Marvel Comics has been paying tribute to classic rap albums for the last couple years with their Hip Hop Variants covers series, that mashed up Dr. Strange with Dr Dre, Spider-Man with 2 Pac, RZA with Nick Fury, and more. They’re doing again but this time with a few classic rock albums…

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April 17 in Music History: The Band play their first independent show, Paul McCartney releases his debut solo album

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April 17 in Music History: The Band play their first independent show, Paul McCartney releases his debut solo album

1960 – Eddie Cochran is killed when the taxi he is traveling in crashes into a lamppost on Rowden Hill in Chippenham, England. Songwriter Sharon Sheeley and singer Gene Vincent survive the crash. Cochran was 21.


1964 – Dusty Springfield releases her debut album, A Girl Called Dusty.

1964 – Them (with Van Morrison) make their live debut at Ireland’s Maritime Hotel in Belfast.

1969 – The Band play their first independent show in San Francisco, Calfornia.

1970 – Paul McCartney releases his first solo album, McCartney, in the UK. It is released three days later in the ...

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listen to a bluegrass cover of “Frances Farmer” from ‘Pickin’ On Nirvana’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

CMH Records’ Pickin’ On series has been doing bluegrass-style tributes to popular music since the ’90s. The latest installement is ‘Pickin’ On Nirvana’ and you can hear “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle” from that now.

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BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU: Playlist for February 22, 2017

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This week’s show included songs from Ride, Spoon, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Dirty Projectors, Mac DeMarco, Real Estate, Ryan Adams, a tribute to Kurt Cobain, and more.

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Teen Vice is a new band ft. Tammy Hart of MEN/Making Friendz (listen to 5 songs)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Listen to five songs by Teen Vice (including a cover of Nirvana’s “Aneurysm”) and catch them at Pianos in February.

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The Top 25 Records of Fuzzy Logic’s Teen Years

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The Top 25 Records of Fuzzy Logic's Teen Years

Perhaps more than any other Facebook status update I’ve ever seen, the Top Ten Albums When You Were a Teenager list has been all over my feed for weeks now. After so much saturation, I couldn’t help but start to think about what my own list might look like. And then, having had plenty of titles (and memories) pop into my head, I decided to write about it. 

Of course, I couldn’t possibly adhere to the 10 records thing. Instead, my list features 25 records I held close to my heart during those formative teenage years. There is so much ...

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The Top 25 Records of Fuzzy Logic’s Teen Years

Source: Fuzzy Logic

The Top 25 Records of Fuzzy Logic's Teen Years

Perhaps more than any other Facebook status update I’ve ever seen, the Top Ten Albums When You Were a Teenager list has been all over my feed for weeks now. After so much saturation, I couldn’t help but start to think about what my own list might look like. And then, having had plenty of titles (and memories) pop into my head, I decided to write about it. 

Of course, I couldn’t possibly adhere to the 10 records thing. Instead, my list features 25 records I held close to my heart during those formative teenage years. There is so much ...

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Best Weekend Ever: Happy New Year!

Source: Rock On Philly

It’s 2017! As we get back into the swing of things, you can ease your way into concert-going again with these shows. Bundle up and keep the good times going!

 

Best Weekend Ever: Happy New Year!

All Photos by Samantha Sweeney

Thursday 1/5:

Get funky with Lettuce at TLA on Thursday night. The funk band from Boston will be putting on an energetic show that’ll warm up your cold winter night. Their recent performances at the Brooklyn Bowl kicked off their tour and conveniently, they were streaming live for fans at home. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Local guys of Ju-taun are back at ...

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Jan 4 in Music History: The Doors release their debut album, Nirvana signs with Geffen

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Jan 4 in Music History: The Doors release their debut album, Nirvana signs with Geffen
1936 – Billboard magazine publishes their first “Hit Parade,” which ranks songs based on sales and airplay. The first #1 is “Stop! Look! Listen!” by Joe Venuti & his Orchestra.

1950 – Two years after Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record, RCA announces its intention to follow suit.

1954 – A young truck driver named Elvis Presley enters the Memphis Recording Service in Memphis, TN to record a song for his mother’s birthday (which was months away). He records “Casual Love Affair” and “I’ll Never Stand in Your Way.” It was this recording that would lead MRS head Sam Phillips ...

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen gets his first #1 album, Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York is released

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen gets his first #1 album, Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York is released

1894 – Billboard Advertising begins publication. Within a few years, it starts focusing on billboards for entertainment shows and drops “Advertising” from its name, and by the 1930s, it is covering radio and sales of a new medium: jukebox records.

1955 – R&B group The Famous Flames, led by James Brown, cut their first demo (of “Please, Please, Please”) at a radio station in Macon, Georgia. It leads to their contract deal with King Records.

1959 – Ray Charles leaves his old label, Atlantic, for a better deal at ABC-Paramount Records.

1968 – George Harrison releases Wonderwall Music, thereby ...

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pics: Wasapalooza celebrates the ’90s with grunge-inspired Burlesque

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Lollapalooza, Wasabassco Burlesque put on the grunge-inspired ‘Wasapalooza.’

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Meat Puppet Cris Kirkwood talks pre-Germs Phoenix cult band Exterminators’ 1st-ever LP (interview + song premiere)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Cris talks about Phoenix punk OGs Exterminators’ first-ever LP (that he produced and plays bass on) and upcoming first live show since the ’70s, plus Meat Puppets stuff, Nirvana, Grateful Dead, The Feederz, Destruction Unit (who are named after an Exterminators song), and MUCH more.

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This Day in Music History: Blondie makes their live debut, Rod Stewart plays his last show with The Faces

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This Day in Music History: Blondie makes their live debut, Rod Stewart plays his last show with The Faces

1955 – Chrysler introduces the world’s first in-car sound systems – record players, complete with an assortment of classical vinyl, mounted under the dashboard. The unit measures about four inches high and less than a foot wide. The seven inch discs spin at 16 2/3 rpm and require almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. The players are discontinued in 1961.

1956 – Radio DJ Alan Freed’s second film, Don’t Knock The Rock – starring Little Richard, Bill Haley, and the Treniers – opens in New York.

1957 – Little Richard renounces rock & roll ...

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This Day in Music History: Sarah McLachlan releases her debut album, Dave Grohl plays with Nirvana for the first time

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This Day in Music History: Sarah McLachlan releases her debut album, Dave Grohl plays with Nirvana for the first time

1960 – Aretha Franklin plays a selection of standards at the Village Vanguard in New York City. It is her first non-gospel performance.

1968 – Six saxophonists record parts for “Savoy Truffle” for the forthcoming Beatles album White Album. George Harrison distorts the saxophones to get the desired sound.

1973 – The divorce between Elvis and Priscilla Presley is finalized. The two remain close friends and walk out of the Santa Monica courthouse arm in arm.

1975Saturday Night Live – at the time called Saturday Night – makes its debut on NBC with George Carlin hosting. Music ...

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Nirvana, Garbage recording sessions remembered in The Smart Studios Story doc, screening at PhilaMOCA

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Nirvana, Garbage recording sessions remembered in The Smart Studios Story doc, screening at PhilaMOCA

Steve Marker in Smart Studios, 1987. Note the studio Mac computer to his right. | via facebook.com/thesmartstudiosstory

It’s hard to believe that a nondescript, seemingly-abandoned brick building on a street corner in Madison, WI could produced records like Nirvana’s Nevermind, Smashing Pumpkin’s Gish, and Death Cab for Cutie’s Plans, but that’s exactly what Smart Studios did.

The recording space was set up by now-legendary producer Butch Vig and his Garbage bandmate Steve Marker in the early 80s for the small but thriving rock scene of their midwest town, quickly drawing interest from around the country thanks to buzz surrounding Killdozer’s 1985 Snake ...

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This Day in Music History: The Band release their self-titled album, the first Farm Aid is held

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This Day in Music History: The Band release their self-titled album, the first Farm Aid is held

1965 – The Supremes record “I Hear A Symphony.”

1969 – The Band released their self-titled album, which peaked at No.9 on the US chart, and included Rag Mama Rag, Up on Cripple Creek and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. In 2009, the album was preserved into the National Recording Registry because the album was ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and reflects life in the United States.’

1979 – Joe Walsh announces his bid for the US presidency (he obviously doesn’t win).

1980 – Geffen Records was formed.

1980 – John Lennon signed with Geffen Records.

1983...

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This Day in Music History: Nirvana releases In Utero, R. E. M. call it quits

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This Day in Music History: Nirvana releases In Utero, R. E. M. call it quits

1962 – The Springfields’ “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” becomes the first British song to reach the top 20 on the US charts. Dusty Springfield goes on to have several more solo hits on her own.

1966 – Jimmy Hendrix changes his name to Jimi at the urging of his manager, Chas Chandler.

1968 – Janis Joplin announces her upcoming departure from Big Brother & the Holding Company.

1978 – “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” The first line of Earth, Wind & Fire’s song wasn’t written for any particular reason – it just sounded good.

1980...

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The Glazzies Conquer Their First Visit in Philly at Kung Fu Necktie

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured image courtesy of the band.

Nestled in the corner at Kung Fu Necktie’s upstairs stage this past Tuesday 9/13, The Glazzies recreated history, in a way. Watching this duo play loud, like really loud, with a punk-like vengeance reminded me of what it could have been like to have seen Nirvana play in their early days (I wasn’t there to actually see an early Nirvana show, but a girl can dream right?).

Tuesday evening marked The Glazzies’ first performance in Philly. The band is embarking on their first national tour in support of their new LP Kill Me ...

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Sept 13 in Music History: John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band, Yes releases Close to the Edge

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Sept 13 in Music History: John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band, Yes releases Close to the Edge

1959 – Elvis Presley meets his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu at a party at his house in Germany, where he is serving in the US Army.

1960 – As the result of a scandal involving Dick Clark and Alan Freed (among others), the FCC bans payola, the practice of artists/labels paying DJs to play their songs on the radio.

1969 – John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band at the Rock and Roll Revival Show. The supergroup members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from ...

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