Thursday, September 12, 2013

Two Ways to Celebrate 20 Years of In Utero

In Utero was released September 13, 1993. It was the third and final album to be recorded by the most influential band of the 90's, Nirvana. The purpose of this album was to step away from the clean sound achieved In the previous release Smells Like Teen Spirirt, the album that had originally shot the band into superstardom. The themes of medical imagery and the harsher sound showed a new side of the band and the changes they had went through since breaking out. It would be the last album Kurt Cobain would release before taking his own life the next year. Songs like "Heart Shaped Box" (which is about Courtney Love for those of you that do not know) and "All Apologies" were over played on the radio for years to come. This album was the beginning of the end of grunge and, in my opinion, one of the best albums of that decade.

Twenty years later the music still holds up and new fans discover this record and its greatness everyday. To celebrate the 20 year anniversary, the record label is re-releasing the album with new added features, including a DVD, a disc of live recordings, unreleased demos, new unreleased photos, and new liner notes. The songs have also been remixed and remastered to give you the best quality sound possible and there are two ways to celebrate this reissue this week in Detroit

This Friday, September 13th, on the actual anniversary you can he ad up to The Old Miami located at 3930 Cass Ave. in Detroit and see bands like the Hit Society, My Pal Val, Fucking Swords and Fire, Me & the Ghost, Casual Sweetheart, and Mike Krupinski covering music from Nirvana. For more details about this show, check out the Facebook event here.

You can also head over to Small's on September 20th and hear In Utero played from start to finish by a cover band consisting of Greg Aubrey of Superbomb, Brandon Frye of Superbomb, Jeremy Otto of DandyLyon Whine, and Marlon Morton of Remnose. A Mudhoney coverband will be opening the show for Nirvana. Lance T. Sanders will be playing in this cover band alongside members of Pupils and Red China. Doors for this show are at 9 p.m. and the music starts at 10 p.m. Admission is only $6 at the door and Small's is located at 10339 Conant in Hamtramck.

Both shows are a great way to celebrate the anniversary of a epic record. Rest in peace Kurt, you are sincerely missed.


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