Watch the trailer for the new Kurt Cobain doc, “Montage of Heck”

cobainKurt Cobain has been the subject of several documentaries of varying quality, but the upcoming authorized “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” looks to be the definitive one. Frances Bean Cobain, Cobain’s daughter with Courtney Love, is the executive producer and director Brett Morgan enjoyed unprecedented access to all things Cobain, according to Slashfilm. Morgan had the full cooperation of Cobain’s friends and family over the eight year period he produced the film, and it will feature never before seen home movies, artwork, notebooks, journals; and even an unreleased 12 minute acoustic track.

Outlets like Pitchfork and Consequence of Sound have already raved about the film, the latter claiming that “Montage of Heck” is “the only documentary you ever need to see about the life and actions of the brilliant, tortured musician.”

It airs on HBO on May 4, but you can watch the trailer now, after the jump. [Read more…]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Sad You Missed Nirvana’s Secret Show

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I was at St. Vitus, where “Nirvana” (or rather, one half of the Foo Fighters plus Krist Novoselic) played a “secret show” last night. I didn’t see that show. The bar staff told me, and everyone who had been there to see another band, Boyfrndz, to get out at 11:00. They told us they were shooting a music video, and we, all 20 or so of us, needed to leave, and quickly.

Standing outside, watching Boyfrndz load their donated gear into the trailer they rent for $20 a day (their original gear, and their van, was stolen in San Francisco last month), I didn’t think to question the urgency with which St. Vitus’s staff had ushered us out. I’ve never been on a music video shoot before. I guessed that whatever band they were filming wanted a closed set.

Almost immediately after the show ended, St. Vitus hustled the band and its merch table outside along with everyone else, so the bandmates were forced to take breaks from loading their gear to swap merch for cash on the street out front of the bar.

“The people who work at this bar are fucking dicks,” said one the bandmates as he popped open a plastic storage bin full of T-shirts.

“Why, what did they do?” I asked.

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Video: Nirvana played a surprise show in Greenpoint last night

nirvanaLate last night Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic and Pat Smear traveled to Greenpoint’s St. Vitus following their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and performance at Barclays Center. The band played Nirvana classics with a rotating front of Joan Jett, J. Mascis, Annie Clark, Kim Gordon and John McCaaluey. Here’s [Read more…]

Nothing covered Nirvana at Saint Vitus

Stage dive- and mosh pit friendly shoegazers Nothing played a sold out show at Saint Vitus in Greenpoint last night. Celebrating the release of their debut album “Guilty of Everything” on Relapse Records, the Philly quartet played most of the new record. However, they closed out the night with a song from a musical era that heavily influenced them. Watch Nothing re-imagining Nirvana’s classic “Sliver” below, alongside a couple of their own 120Minutes worshipping cuts.

Nothing – Endlessly

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Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra “Lithium”

In commemoration the 20th Anniversary of Nevermind