This is a shirt that I designed that Wavves printed for the tour that they are either on now or just finished. This is a very Tumblr oriented shirt. I was told that these are selling really well and that they’ve already had to reprint them.
If you can’t tell, it’s Charles Barkley and Nirvana from when they were on SNL together. The drawing is based on the promo they did for the episode and the text is something Barkley said during the promo.
They printed it really nicely with discharge ink so it doesn’t sit on top of the shirt like plastic based inks but is really thin and doesn’t change the texture of the fabric.
Spin: On the 20th anniversary of their iconic 1993 breakthrough, now reissued as an expanded package titled ‘LSXX,’ the Breeders’ definitive lineup reunites and AMANDA PETRUSICH dives in, talking with all the key players and supporters who helped make ‘Last Splash’ one of the most exhilarating albums of the decade. [Link]
Today, the Onion A.V. Club asks, Are oral histories a good way to write about music? (My answer: definitely not as often as many writers and editors seem to think.) The piece, pegged to today’s release of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal by my friends Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, gives a nice shout-out to my book, Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge:
Everybody Loves Our Town is an oral history, and it’s about the Seattle grunge scene. It’s also a fantastic work of journalism, one that punctures a lot of the mythology surrounding the town and sound that Nirvana supposedly built (but really didn’t). Besides giving a soapbox to various grunge-era lunatics and movers-and-shakers alike, it’s not afraid to show some of its subjects contradicting each other. Or in the case of Courtney Love, lashing out at Yarm as he interviews her.
Check out the Louder Than Hell Tumblr here. \m/