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September 23, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Krist Novoselic returns to Aberdeen for Nirvana mural dedication

Krist Novoselic greets Nirvana's first drummer, Aaron Burckhard, at a reception for a new Nirvana-themed mural in Aberdeen (Gillian G. Gaar)

Krist Novoselic greets Nirvana’s first drummer, Aaron Burckhard, at a reception for a new Nirvana-themed mural in Aberdeen (Gillian G. Gaar)

Aberdeen was alive with the sights and sounds of Nirvana this past Saturday, September 20, when a dedication was held for a new mural honoring the alternative rock band: “Nirvana and Aberdeen.”

The rock band Gebular could be heard working its way through covers of Nirvana tunes like “School” and “Heart-Shaped Box” on a makeshift stage set up next to the now-closed D&R Theatre (where Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic made one of his first public appearances, guesting with the Melvins). Aberdeen mayor Bill Simpson could seen in the beer garden in front of GH Wine Sellars, listening as Black Top Demon played Nirvana’s “Aneurysm.” And Novoselic met up with Nirvana’s very first drummer, Aaron Burckhard, at a private reception held before the dedication.

Erik Sandgren, a professor of fine arts and humanities at Grays Harbor College, was the lead artist on “Nirvana and Aberdeen,” with assistance from Anthony James Cotham, Dominic Senibaldi, Jason Sobottka, and David Wall. The mural is located on side of Moore’s Interiors, a flooring and carpet installation business located on the corner of W. Wishkah and S. Broadway in downtown Aberdeen. It mural depicts not only Nirvana, but also namechecks other bands with ties to the ’90s alternative rock scene, like Soundgarden and Bikini Kill.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Aaron Burkhard, Aberdeen, Erik Sandgren

May 29, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Love Nirvana? Don’t miss Rock Hall induction on HBO | TV preview

Dave Grohl performing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April, 2014. (Kevin Mazur)

Dave Grohl performing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April, 2014. (Kevin Mazur)

On Saturday, May 31, HBO will air a three-hour special of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. If that sounds like a long ceremony, consider that the event itself — which took place April 10 in Brooklyn, New York — ran nearly two hours longer.

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Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: Courtney Love, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic

February 13, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Aberdeen’s first Kurt Cobain Day to be held next week

Aberdeen is finally getting ready to honor its native son.

Aberdeen added "Come As You Are," the title of a Nirvana song, to the city's "Welcome" sign in 2005. On February 20, the city will celebrate the first "Kurt Cobain Day" (Gillian G. Gaar)

Aberdeen added “Come As You Are,” the title of a Nirvana song, to the city’s “Welcome” sign in 2005. On February 20, the city will celebrate the first “Kurt Cobain Day.” (Gillian G. Gaar)

This past Wednesday, the city’s mayor, Bill Simpson, proclaimed Thursday, February 20, as Kurt Cobain Day, “in recognition of his artistic achievements,” in the words of the official proclamation. “Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.”

It would have been Cobain’s 47th birthday. Nirvana’s lead singer and creative force committed suicide at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994.

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Comments | Topics: Aaron Burckhard, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic

December 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis nominated for 7 Grammy awards

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Carlo Allegri / Allegri Invision / AP

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Carlo Allegri / Allegri Invision / AP

Pop music pundits were predicting that the Seattle rap team of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis would show up in Friday’s Grammy award announcement, but few expected the duo to rake in seven nominations.

Even fewer expected the members of Nirvana, whose singer Kurt Cobain has been dead for 19 years, to get a nomination, as well.

But that’s how it came down.

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Comments | More in General news, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: Dave Grohl, Grammy Awards, Krist Novoselic