Posts Tagged ‘grunge’

Courtney Love: “I Wasn’t Allowed to Be Part of Grunge”

In the early 1990s, I bought Hole's record Pretty on the Inside because I thought the band, which formed in Los Angeles, was from Seattle. Twenty years later, I talked to Courtney Love, who is on tour and playing the Fillmore this Saturday, for 16 minutes and tried to type as fast as she spoke. [...]

Why We Should Stop Talking About K Records, According to Naomi Punk’s Travis Coster

Distorted, bruised rock isn't new to the Pacific Northwest—see "grunge scene, Washington"—but Naomi Punk's particular flavor mucks up the '90s alt-rock radio formula a bit, slathering it in noisy guitars and crashing cymbals. The messy twist is brought to life by singer-guitarist Travis Coster, drummer Nicolas Luempert, and guitarist Neil Gregerson.
The group's members met when they [...]

Red Weasel Lasted Long Enough to Inspire a Documentary

Raise your hand if you saw Red Weasel during the grunge years. Yeah, not too many of you did, but the not-quite-punk/not-quite-metal Eastern Shore band (Salisbury, Md., to be exact) apparently did play 'round D.C. back then. Like so many regional acts that formed on the long-haired, Butthole-y cusp of alt-rock's '90s breakout, Red Weasel [...]