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 »

Jun 032011
 

They Say It’s Your Birthday celebrates an artist’s special day with other people singing his or her songs. Let others do the work for a while. Happy birthday!

Happy birthday, Ian Hunter! You remember Ian, don’t you? You’re not alone if you don’t. Hunter is kind of like that small-market baseball player who toiled admirably outside of the glitter of the big media centers. And, like a well-rounded, five-tool player, Hunter excelled at all the critical elements of his job. He could write solid songs, was an above-average vocalist, and could play guitar, bass and piano. Plus, with his poise, full mane of curly blonde hair, and trademark shades, Hunter sure looked the part of iconic ‘70s front man. Continue reading »