Tag Archives: Nirvana

Celebrating Independence with... Sub Pop Records

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. Chances are that if you’reRead more...

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Friday Music News

Sad to be missing Coachella this year?  YouTube is streaming a large chunk of the 2012 music festival this weekend.   Highlights for Friday’s YouTube schedule include The Black Keys, Neon Indian, Grouplove, Yuck, Pulp, Frank Ocean, Explosions in the Sky, and M83.  A full schedule can be found here. In other Black Keys news, oneRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Kurt’s Musical Influences

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, the weekly collaboration between KEXP and King 5 News where we center a post around a common theme. This week we thought we’d talk about a few of the artists who made a musical influence on Kurt Cobain. With April 5th marking the 18th anniversary of KurtRead more...

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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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Album Review: Miike Snow - Happy to You

Before Nirvana released In Utero in 1993, the band threatened that their album was an “unlistenable punk-rock nightmare,” thereby challenging their fanbase to embrace their challenging new sound or die. However, many album of the years and top ten lists later, In Utero went on to be a critical success, despite the lack of aRead more...

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Happy birthday, Kurt Cobain!

It’s pretty much a rite of passage for any new band these days to cut their teeth on Nirvana covers, and it’s a testament to the band’s universal influence when musicians from all genres (and even the bands who influenced Nirvana to begin with) are more likely to play Nirvana songs than those of anyRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: Seminal Seattle Artists

Happy Friday everyone. It’s time for another round of Friday on My Mind,  when we present you a different musical idea every Friday.  These posts are a joint effort between KEXP and King 5 News. This week, we’re discussing three seminal Seattle artists. Nirvana One of the world’s most influential bands of the past 20Read more...

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Event Spotlight: Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative Launch

This weekend, the City of Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport invite you to Experience the City of Music. Join us on Saturday, January 28, for the Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative | Experience the City of Music Launch Party with free performances to celebrate this new initiative showcasing the Northwest region’s music culture throughout the airport. ThisRead more...

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Nevermind: The memories of KEXP DJs and staff

Yesterday, KEXP’s DJ Riz shared a crazy story about DJ’ing Nirvana’s infamous food fight CD release party at Rebar (read it here). Today, as we play all local and Nirvana-related music, you can read about the memories KEXP DJs and staff have regarding the band’s landmark album, Nevermind, which was released 20 years ago tomorrow.Read more...

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Nirvana: Live at the Paramount premieres tonight... watch exclusive footage!

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind, VH1 Classic will televise a special, hour-long never-before-seen concert tonight. Filmed barely a month after the album’s release, Nirvana: Live At The Paramount captures the band’s the Halloween night concert in 1991 at Seattle’s Paramount Theater. The footage is outstanding. It’s apparently the only Nirvana show everRead more...

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