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March 12, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Come As You Are: A panel discussion with Nirvana experts

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. (Photo by Benjamin Benschneider).

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. (Photo by Benjamin Benschneider).

Experience Music Project will host A panel discussion on April 6 with Charles R. Cross (Cobain biographer and author), Charles Peterson (photographer), Jack Endino (producer and musician) and Bruce Pavitt (co-founder of Sub Pop) with host Jacob McMurray, EMP’s Senior Curator of “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses.” The group will share stories about the legacy of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana along with video and audio clips.

Admission to the panel discussion, which takes place at 2:30 p.m. at EMP, is free.


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Bruce Pavitt, Charles Peterson, Charles R. Cross

July 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Pearl Jam announce North American tour, homecoming show

Pearl Jam

Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP

Pearl Jam is set to play 24 shows across North America, finishing with a homecoming show on Dec. 6 at KeyArena in Seattle. The tour kicks off Oct. 11 in Pittsburgh and finishes with a handful of Northwest shows, including Nov. 29 (Portland), Nov. 30 (Spokane) and Dec. 4 (Vancouver, BC).

Tickets for Pearl Jam’s North American dates go on-sale Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. local time.  A special ticket pre-sale for current Pearl Jam Ten Club members (as of July 7, 2013) begins today. Visit for full details.

Full schedule below.


Comments | More in General news, Rock/Pop | Topics: grunge, Mookie Blaylock, Pearl Jam

May 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Album review: Roomrunner, ‘Ideal Cities’ (Fan Death Records)


Roomrunner, from left: Dan Frome, Denny Bowen, Bret Lanahan, Jeff Byers. Photo by Josh Sisk.

On its smashing debut LP “Ideal Cities,” out Tuesday, Baltimore’s Roomrunner has its way with the ghost of grunge, losing the gloom and machismo while keeping the headbanging riffs, adding triumphant pop hooks, and audibly having a blast.


Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Baltimore, grunge, punk