Aug 162017
ramonda hammer

Los Angeles quartet Ramonda Hammer gets compared to vintage 120 Minutes-era grunge a lot. Rolling Stone even said they sound “like an alternate Nineties where L7 was the biggest band in the world.” So it’s appropriate that their new David Bowie tribute comes by way of Kurt Cobain.

“We’re all Bowie fans, and when he passed we wanted to cover one of his songs as a tribute to him,” frontwoman Devin Davis says. “I think ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ was the obvious choice because 1) the lyrics are super powerful, and that has to resonate with me when singing a song, and 2) we’re also huge Nirvana fans, and their cover of that song for MTV Unplugged was mind-blowing. Since we’re a grunge band, we thought we’d try a heavy, fast-ish version of the song and make it our own, while paying homage to both David Bowie and Kurt Cobain.” Continue reading »

Sep 212011

Last night, Seattle’s Experience Music Project celebrated 20 years of Nirvana’s Nevermind with a full cover show. The event combined heavy hitters like The Presidents of the United States of America with local acts like Valis to run through every song on the seminal album with some non-album cuts as bonus tracks. As if that wasn’t enough, original bassist Krist Novoselic joined in for “On a Plain.”

We’ve got videos of seven of the songs below, including the tunes by POTUS/Krist and an appearance by ex-Guns ‘n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, who was reportedly one of the last people to see Kurt Cobain alive. Check out a selection of videos below, with thanks to Consequence of Sound for digging up some of these. Continue reading »