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We're playing Homebake!

By Ms Fanclub
23 July 2009 00:00:00
We're very excited to announce that we'll be playing at Homebake - the 15th Anniversary edition on 5th December! This is particularly exciting, coming from the depths of the studio, and we can't wait to play our new material live.

Tickets go on sale 9AM Monday August 17th. If it's anything like last year, tickets will sell out in a nanosecond, so you'll want to get in quick!

HOMEBAKE 2009 - The Fifteenth Anniversary Edition
Proudly presented by
triple j, Channel [V], Max, Video Hits, jmag, MySpace and Drum Media.

Saturday December 5th, 2009
The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney City, NSW


For more details, check out www.homebake.com.au

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Esranur (24 October 2015 09:41:46)
As the creative force beihnd Nirvana, one need only look at Cobain's early musical education to help classify the Nirvana sound. In short, Cobain the songwriter although a fan of Pop (Beatles, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Pixies, etc.) was musically educated in Olympia, WA. The Olympia scene that schooled Cobain was deeply immersed in experimentation and the hardcore scene aesthetic that views the Punk movement as a statement while viewing the Hardcore movement as a lifestyle. Therein lies the roots of the Nirvana sound: Cobain's love of Beatlesque pop melodies, driven by classic rock riffs with a decidedly feminine, yet also punk, edge to them. Independent? Well, of course! Olympia is home to the progressive Evergreen State College and Calvin Johnson's underground label, K Records. Cobain spent the Bleach years as well as the year leading up to Nevermind's release, living in Olympia where his social circle and art influences were fiercely independent! Bands like Scratch Acid, Cat Butt, Melvins, Flipper, Bikini Kill, Beat Happening, Thrown Ups, The Fluid, Swallow and many, many others all had a profound affect on what would eventually become the Nirvana trademark style: the quiet/loud dynamics of his songs, the free form jamming and use of feedback in tune, an initial rejection of guitar solos and his incredible voice. People who compare Nirvana to Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Mudhoney (well, Mudhoney maybe) and the rest of the Seattle Sound superstars miss the point entirely. Nirvana has NOTHING in common with those bands. Nirvana are an Olympia band not a Seattle band. Anyone who tells you otherwise doesn't know a damn thing about Nirvana or Kurt Cobain the artist and, by the way:Signing to a major label was always Kurt's goal. He was moving too fast to be signed by K records anyway. And Calvin would never have signed Nirvana because they weren't experimental ENOUGH! Kurt was only conflicted about the major label deal because of his Olympia bred, underground, experimental, non-commercial, do-it-yourself punk rock upbringing. Those were the ethics Olympia instilled in him and, I believe, a major contributer to his frustrations with superstardom.



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