Tag Archives: Melvins

Video Roundup: Grunge is/not Dead!

Perhaps no other day marks Seattle music history like April 5. Eighteen years ago today, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain took his life. Eight years later, on April 5, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley died from a drug overdose. But also on April 5, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready was born. (AIC’s original bassist Mike Starr wasRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Much ado has been made over a particularly bizarre performance given by Deerhunter and Atlas Sound frontman Bradford Cox in Minneapolis last Friday. Supposedly, the performance featured audience members waving their chairs over their head, at least one stripping to his underwear, Cox waxing philosophical on the current state of music, and, famously, an hour-longRead more...

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KEXP Documentaries: “Grunge” - Melvins

One of the first bands to take the sludgy, dark sounds of heavy metal and punk and slow them down to create a guitar style that is the trademark of grunge was Melvins.  Originally from the small town of Montesano, Washington, they took the band name from an unpopular dude who worked with some ofRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, July 5th Deerhoof with The Donkeys and Southeast Engine @ The Vera Project Veteran indie-rockers Deerhoof will be by the Vera Project on Monday as part of a limited summer touring schedule. Deerhoof are best known for noisy, experimental, dream-like, art-school indie rock, revolving around heavy avant-garde guitar work and the sugary, childlike voiceRead more...

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