Articles tagged music, grunge, alternative, nirvana, youth, revolution

Ben Lee: Love Is the Great Rebellion

Ben Lee’s latest album unfolds as possibly his most seductive set yet, even despite its series of heady observations.

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Micky Blue - “Submarine” (video) (premiere)

Watch the dreamlike video for singer-songwriter Micky Blue's captivating new track, "Submarine".

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‘I Found My Friends’ Is a Drop in the Bucket of the Nirvana Story

Nick Soulsby tries to crack the case of Nirvana, the watershed band that very few saw coming.

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Superheaven: Ours Is Chrome

Pennsylvania alt-rockers Superheaven want to ride the flannel-clad '90s bandwagon with satisfactory results.

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Cannes 2015: ‘Youth’ Is a Memorable Meditation on Ageing and Art

Paolo Sorrentino’s arresting new film brilliantly pairs Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as two elderly creators assessing their lives, loves and attitudes toward art.

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‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Achieves a Kind of Heightened Truth

Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, called the production “the most unusual biopicture I’ve been involved in”.

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28 Apr 2015 // 8:54 AM

Kurt Cobain Documentary Gets Emotional Reception in Seattle

The HBO film makes use of home movies from Cobain’s childhood, his time with his wife, Courtney Love, and later their infant daughter, Frances Bean. It also relies heavily on his journals, art and personal recordings.

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24 Apr 2015 // 10:04 AM

‘Montage of Heck’ Reveals Unseen Sides of Kurt Cobain

Cobain’s witty self-awareness is one of many new and heartrending sides of him brought to light in Brett Morgen’s new HBO documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

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Is ‘Gimme Indie Rock’ Another One of Those Essential Guidebooks?

At its best, Gimme Indie Rock shows enough joy to remind its readers why books like these are made in the first place.

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Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water

Allergic to Water, Ani DiFranco's 18th album, lacks the political engagement and sharply hewn wit that distinguished her earlier work.

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Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio

Phantom Radio is the quintessential Mark Lanegan album, both a great starting point for those uninitiated to his world and a document that the most devoted members of his cult fanbase will cherish as one of his best.

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Pearl Jam: 3 October 2014 - St. Louis (Photos)

Pearl Jam's shows are more and more memorable for hardcore fans but they still remain approachable for everyone as they pulled from their earliest releases in St. Louis.

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‘Bellweather Rhapsody’ Is an Entertaining and Enthralling Yarn

What makes this novel interesting is that it is peppered with a cast of characters who are still living in the past, or are afraid of the future.

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Courtney Love - “You Know My Name” (audio)

The frenetic Courtney Love is back, only this time she's using her solo name.

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The Best Ever Nirvana Recording ‘In Utero’ Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

In Utero has always been thought of in the context of conflict, so it's only appropriate that Nirvana would mark its 20th anniversary by reviving the debate over what the album was supposed to sound like versus what it turned out to be.

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No Recess: The Heaviest Nirvana Mixtape

PopMatters takes to the deck to bring you the heaviest Nirvana mixtape. Titled No Recess, this compilation pulls the most visceral and raucous songs from Nirvana's lauded discography and arranges them into a sequence that makes complete head-banging sense.

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Valerie June: Pushin’ Against a Stone

Singer/songwriter Valerie June breaks through capably on Pushin’ Against a Stone.

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Chuck Klosterman Is Making a Career of Evil in ‘I Wear the Black Hat’

If anything, I Wear the Black Hat makes you think about what is culturally acceptable when it comes to malicious behavior.

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12 Jul 2013 // 7:30 AM

Dead Confederate: In the Marrow

Despite an unshakeable feeling of familiarity throughout, In the Marrow is an enjoyable ride that's indicative of this still-to-surprise Georgia band.

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The Neighbourhood: I Love You.

Over-enthused eclecticism and a lack of focus cause I Love You. to fall short too often.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

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"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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