Tracing the beginnings of the grunge scene, which inadvertently turned into a national movement, is like trying to find the Space Needle in a haystack. That is to say, it isn't hard to locate the root of all things grunge: the state of Washington. In this week’s MP3.com Spotlight we continue ore celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind by highlighting the five essentials of grunge wear. Can you guess which five? Plus we have a free MP3 from Seattle's Kill Rock Stars band The Makers.
Indie-pop band Boy + Kite cite musical influences like The Pixies and Nirvana. When we asked them to give us their top favorite Nirvana songs, they said "Rape Me and "Something In The Way." Find out what this sweet duo from Austin, Texas said about the songs, plus a free MP3 from the band.
The instrumental band Pelican may not be a household name, but they do leave in impression. The Chicago group weaves sonic tapestries in the post-metal fashion, but shows little patience for the genre's largely ponderous rhythms. Pelican's drums are rambling and lively, which changes the very meaning of the songs. The same applies when listening to the drum beats of Dave Grohl when he was with Nirvana. In this week’s MP3.com Spotlight we commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind by gathering playlists from bands heavily inspired by the legendary group. Yesterday we featured The Melvins, and today we feature the favorite Nirvana songs from Larry Herweg, drummer of Pelican--who also has an interesting story to share about Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
Revisiting an album like Nirvana's classic Nevermind (or any favorite album for that matter) is like spending time with an old pal again. Everything about it reminds you of why you liked it in the first place. In this week's spotlight, we asked Buzz Osbourne of the Melvins, whose sludgy sounds heavily influenced the music of Nirvana, to give us his of favorite songs from the legendary group. Check out his list, and then grab a free download of a Melvins song!
Australia’s southern city boomed more than 150 years ago when a goldrush made the little outpost on the coastline flourish into the metropolis we know and love. It’s one of the busiest cities in the southern hemisphere, and it’s got a vibrant music scene to go with it.
Was it the ferocious, edgy punk sounds of the Melvins or the experimental noisemaking of New York City’s Sonic Youth who had the biggest impact on the music of Kurt Cobain? In this week's MP3.com Spotlight we commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind by highlighting some key artists who inspired the music of Nirvana. Plus, get a free MP3 download from one of those artists!
Does the name Nirvana ring a bell? We sure hope so. And if your brain's really in gear, you'll remember this week (September 27th, 2011) Nirvana's Nevermind will officially turn 20. To commemorate this momentous occasion, this whole week we're going to feature free MP3s from Seattle's grunge scene, as well as several special guest playlists on such topics as favorite Nirvana songs.