NEWS: ‘Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses’ Exhibition coming to Seattle

There is a new Nirvana exhibition opening next month in Seattle at the EMPSFM Museum. Running from April 16th, 2011 – April 22, 2013 you can check out a bunch of Kurt and Nirvana related memorabilia.

Exhibition Highlights:

  • Kurt Cobain’s never-before exhibited, high school painting of two aging, Reagan-era punks in the post-apocalypse, informally known as “punk American gothic.”
  • The Teac reel-to-reel tape machine owned by Mari Earl, Cobain’s aunt, on which a young Kurt recorded material for his early bands, Organized Confusion and Fecal Matter.
  • Cobain’s handwritten lyrics for Nirvana songs including “Spank Thru” and “Floyd the Barber.”
  • Numerous instruments, including pieces of the first guitar Cobain destroyed onstage (a Univox Hi-Flyer); Dave Grohl’s Tama Rockstar-Pro drum kit; and Krist Novoselic’s Guild acoustic bass guitar and Buck Owens American acoustic guitar used during the recording of “MTV Unplugged.”
  • The yellow cardigan worn often by Cobain between 1991 and 1994.
  • The winged angel stage prop featured on Nirvana’s In Utero tour.
  • Scores of candid snapshots capturing the band’s early years, from their beginnings in Aberdeen, Washington to the media frenzy that erupted after Nevermind.
  • Interactives that will allow guests to dive deeper into the history of the band as well as allow guests to make their own mark by including their own personal stories.

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NEWS: CALIFORNIA DREAMING – Henry Diltz exhibition

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If you are in Sydney you should definitely get along to the exhibition showing at Blender Gallery in Paddington.  It features the work of Henry Diltz, the legendary rock photographer whose lenses have captured everyone from Nirvana to Joni Mitchell, Hendrix, Joplin and Neil Young.

It is showing until December 23rd and you can find Blender Gallery at 16 Elizabeth St, Paddington.

Don’t miss this chance to see some of the classic rock n roll photos up close.