Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fringe Goes Grunge with Michael Lavine

Our friend, photographer Michael Lavine, is celebrating the release of his new book, GRUNGE. With a release party at Bowery Hotel on Tuesday, the much anticipated collection gives another voice and view to an era in music & style that made an impact worldwide.

More than a decade after his death, alienated, awkward, heavily eye-lined Kurt Cobain continues to sit front and center in the arena of popular culture, as the subject of books, music, fashion, gossip, and inspiration for major motion pictures and documentaries.
Together with flannelsporting, music-obsessed communities emerging (in the late 1980s and early 1990s) from the chilly Pacific Northwest, Nirvana, Sound Garden, and Pearl Jam changed the scene with wild aggressive sounds and truly alternative records.
Featuring photographs by Michael Lavine, author Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) writes about the discovery of Seattle punk youth, the seminal bands that defined the movement, the exploitation of the subculture, and the backlash of grunge.

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