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Girl-Fronted Grunge Group Audio Jane Is Just Damn Good

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

As we enter the second half of 2016, it seems safe to say the 90's are officially all-the-way back, with this go-around reintroducing the decade's bes...

Why Pearl Jam 2016 Is Better (and More Important) Than Pearl Jam 1991

David Fagin | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
David Fagin

I have to admit, I was never a big Pearl Jam fan. In fact, up until yesterday afternoon, when my girlfriend told me her company had a box next to the stage, I still thought they were a bunch of over-hyped, mediocre, whiny, grunge rockers who'd long since past their prime.

Music That Heals: A Love Letter to Pearl Jam on Their 25th Anniversary Tour

Sezin Koehler | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

Dear Pearl Jam, "State of Love and Trust" and "Breath" were the first songs of yours I ever heard, off the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe's film Single...

Taylor Swift Continues Her Grungy Quest To Bring Back The '90s

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.03.2016 | Style

Goodbye, crop tops -- and hello, combat boots. Taylor Swift continued her evolution into either the grungy lost cast member of "Clueless" or Courtney ...

90's Heavy Grunge Is Reborn With The Lost Poets

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.28.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

With their faces disguised by black, tar-like cloth--shaded further by dark top hats, enshrouded in ostentatious suiting--grunge-rock duo The Lost Poets are equal parts visual and sonic, building a shadowy artistic experience with image as much as with their instruments.

25 Years After Kurt Cobain: Where Is the Counterculture?

Chris Castiglione | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Chris Castiglione

What happens to the art isn't important. What's important is that it was being made. I remember that raw feeling of someone standing up for what they believe, and not caring what anyone thinks. I haven't felt that feeling in a while.

Growing Up Grunge: My Love of Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Jesse Andreozzi

My earliest memories of music go back to summer car rides to day camp, accompanied by the sounds of overdriven, dreary guitars, aching, brooding vocals, and guttural bass lines.

Stone Temple Pilots and Their Search for a New Lead Singer

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

It's the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to be the lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots, the legendary, award-winning rock band, responsible f...

Scott Weiland's Core Fans Were Always Willing to Forgive, But Not Forget

Mark Carpowich | Posted 12.07.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Unlike some of his grunge-era counterparts who met drug-related deaths in their 20s, Weiland seemed to have beaten some very steep odds by surviving well into middle age, and while his body and voice showed signs of significant (and probably permanent) damage, he had become his generation's Keith Richards.

Liam Hodges: Rugged beginnings into Luxury Menswear (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Designs rooted in reality and heightened by the imagination. Liam Hodges' innovations have already been worn by international music artists such as D...

Highly Suspect's Johnny Stevens Bares All (and Gives Zero F*cks)

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Don't be mistaken -- Highly Suspect is definitely not your average "boy band." So exactly what is it about this trio that makes them so special? Well, aside from their striking good looks... just about everything.

The Kurt Cobain Movie You Need to See: "Soaked In Bleach"

Tony Potts | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment
Tony Potts

Some of these factions have come in the form of movies, both documentary and scripted. I've seen nearly all of them. Some of are the definition of faction and others, while earnest, miss the mark. Until now.

Pixies Slice Up Eyeballs at the Beacon Theater

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.27.2016 | New York
Salvatore Bono

While the band utilized every nook and cranny of acoustics inside the theater, it was sometimes sloppy and sometimes brilliant as they plugged through their vast catalog.

Mackintosh Braun on Grey's Anatomy, Hall & Oates and a Beer Sesh with Larry David

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)

CD Review: "I Am Love" by I Am Love

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

I Am Love just released a self-titled album which reflects their personal tastes in music: the psychedelic; the Vaudevillian; a little Seattle grunge; and what, for lack of a better term, is called theatrical rock.

CD Review: Reviver by The Torn Images

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

Like Nirvana, The Torn Images are dependent upon driving, fuzz-busting guitars. For example, the opening track "The Drifting" begins with thrumming guitars that presage a real rock-out. Unfortunately, the guitars just keep thrumming, along with the addition of drums and bass.

Discussion with Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.01.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Eleven years before the release of Nirvana's juggernaut Nevermind during the apex of glam metal, Sub Pop Records was a fledgling Xerox-and-X-Acto-knife-produced fanzine that championed local music scenes across the country.

Meet The Teen Band That Might Just Take Over Rock Music

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.01.2014 | Teen

If you saw the members of Austin band Residual Kid in passing, you might think they were heading to school or a skate park, and you definitely wouldn'...

Innovative Jams for the Internet Age: Crater Is the Next Band You Need to Know

Jesse Damiani | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

Seattle, a city that's been situated at the epicenter of music history on more than one occasion, is yet again home to one of the most remarkable new acts in America -- but don't expect a grunge or indie rock revival.

Cobain 20 Years Later: Smells Like Another Retrospective

Dave Tomar | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dave Tomar

To only remember Cobain as bitterly conflicted by his own success is to allow his suicide to overshadow the reason he was the anointed one.

Pearl Jam Ride High At Barclays Center

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.23.2013 | Arts
Salvatore Bono

You can say seeing Pearl Jam in concert is like surfing. Sometimes it starts off bombastic and free-falling. Other times it will feel like it is a gradual build and ebbs and flows through various cycles on your journey.

Kurt Cobain's Style Lives On

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 04.05.2013 | Style

Kurt Cobain died 19 years ago today on April 4, 1994. The Nirvana frontman's death was felt acutely by teenagers at the time who felt that the musicia...

Floating Babies, What? The Story Behind Nirvana's "Nevermind" Cover Shoot

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Kirk completed the "Nevermind" assignment over three shoots on location in Southern California. Working at a public pool in Pasadena, he convinced friends to press their four-month-old boy into the service of rock n' roll.

Are Combat Boots Cool And Feminine, Or Just Downright Ugly?

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Style

Exhibit A: Miley's boots.

The Afghan Whigs Get Up In It at Terminal 5

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

From small headlining gigs to playing Lollapalooza and then curating this year's ATP, The Afghan Whigs are enjoying their time back together, which brought them to a sold-out crowd at Manhattan's Terminal 5 on Friday night.