Cover artwork for Soundgarden’s ‘Screaming Life/Fopp’ reissue

Soundgarden – ‘Screaming Life/Fopp’ reissue

On Nov. 26 Subpop reissued the Soundgarden collection Screaming Life/Fopp, comprised of the EPs Screaming Life (1987) and Fopp (1988). The collection had gone out of print in recent years, and Soundgarden felt it was time to make it available again, this time with a fresh remaster and the addition of the bonus track “Sub Pop Rock City” from the Sub Pop 200 compilation. The…

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana playing live

EMP Museum’s ‘Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses’

In some ways, the EMP Museum’s Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses exhibit is nearly perfect. The lovingly curated exhibit (which ran from April 16, 2011 to March 19, 2017) tells the story of Nirvana, briefly touching on Kurt Cobain’s high school years, then documenting the band’s early years and each wave of success that followed, leading…

Ride The Ducks outdoor ticketing stand, late November 2011.

Seattle ‘Wacky Holiday Lights & Wine Tasting Tour’

On Nov. 30, 2011 I had the opportunity to experience a familiarization (FAM) departure of the Wacky Holiday Lights & Wine Tasting Tour, a collaboration between Evergreen Escapes, Ride the Ducks of Seattle, Maven Meals and Fall Line Winery. The tour started with a fun and silly “Duck” ride through downtown to view holiday lights.…