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“Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster’s terms, ‘nirvana’ means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.”

In honor of what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 46th Birthday, we put together a list of films about Kurt and¬†Nirvana¬†well worth watching. Kurt changed the industry and opened the door for a whole scene of music. Let us know what you think of these films!

220px-KurtandcourtneydvdKurt & Courtney is a 1998 documentary film by Nick Broomfieldinvestigating (UK) the circumstances surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain, and allegations of Courtney Love’s involvement in it. Personally, I found it to be a bit ‘conspiracy theorist’ for my taste but interesting. It’s currently available to stream on Netflix.

 

 

 

aboutasonKurt Cobain: About a Son is a documentary about Kurt Cobain that debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. It is directed by AJ Schnack. It features audio of interviews between Cobain and journalist Michael Azerrad done for the book Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana, set over ambient cinematography of the places which Kurt Cobain called his home, mainly Aberdeen, Olympia, and Seattle.

 

 

220px-LastdaysposterLast Days is a 2005 American film directed, produced, and written by Gus Van Sant, and is a fictionalized account of the last days of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. It was released to theaters in the United States on July 22, 2005, and was produced by HBO.

 

 

 

Sound-City-posterSound City is the newest of the Nirvana films and it was actually produced by drummer Dave Grohl. It’s a documentary about the history of Los Angeles recording studio Sound City Studios where Nirvana recorded Nevermind.

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Phoenix¬†the alt-rock super group from France release their first single off the new album “Bankrupt” due out April 22nd. This is the first release since 2009’s hit album,¬†Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Take a listen and let us know what you think!

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The issue goes on sale March 5th but AP Magazine has just released the bands featured on this years cover.
California pop-punk band, The Story So Far and Dallas based group, Crown The Empire are two bands you need to know! Be sure to check out the other 98 bands featured in AP Magazine next month!

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The drummer left a comment via his Twitter and Facebook page last night announcing he will not be attending the Soundwave Festival in Australia later this month. Blink-182 recently released a new EP, Dogs Eating Dogs and will be headlining the sold out shows across Australia.

Many remember back in In 2008, Travis was aboard a small passenger plane with his best friend DJ AM. Ultimately DJ AM and three other people aboard the plane died.Ever since the accident, Travis has been uneasy about flying and a cross Pacific flight to Australia is definitely out of the question.

We wish the band luck at Soundwave and even without their amazing drummer I am sure they will still rock the house.

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Thrift Shop – Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis

Directed By Jon Jon Augustavo, Ryan Lewis, Ben Haggerty
Produced By Hollis Wong-Wear, Tricia Davis, Zach Quillen

Per The Bands Facebook Page, these are the dates so far, although I feel their may be a few additions as Phoenix, AZ was just announced yesterday!

Date Venue Location Tickets
Mar 07 Metro Smart Bar Chicago, IL Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 08 Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 09 Sound Academy Toronto, Canada Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 11 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 12 Irving Plaza powered by Klipsch New York, NY Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 13 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY Share
Mar 14 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 15 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 16 Royale Boston Boston, MA Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 19 The Ritz Manchester, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 20 O2 ABC Glasgow, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 21 The Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 22 O2 Academy Brixton London, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 23 Le Trabendo Paris, France Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 25 Luxor Cologne, Germany Tickets RSVP Share
Mar 27 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands Tickets RSVP Share
May 17 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ Tickets RSVP Share
May 18 Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip Las Vegas, NV Tickets Share

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The Ontario based Emo/Punk band just dropped their new album today and we came across this coupon on the bands facebook page we just had to share!

You can purchase a hard copy of the album through Best Buy for $7.99 which is actually less than a digital copy on itunes at $11.99 (deluxe edition). I posted the coupon below, you can also order it online.

So take a trip down memory lane and go by an actual CD and support punk bands in big box retailers.

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