July 22nd, 2013
Excerpt from New York Magazine's "The Hoboken Sound: An Oral History of Maxwell’s":Steve Shelley, Sonic Youth: I saw ­Nirvana as a four-piece in 1989, not long after I’d seen Mudhoney. I remember thinking, “These guys are pretty good, but they’re no Mudhoney.”Julie Panebianco, former Warner Bros. Records executive: Everybody claims to have been at that Nirvana show. There were about fifteen people: Sonic Youth, J Mascis, Fallon, me, and maybe four other people. I could name everybody who was there.Steve Fallon, founding co-owner, ­Maxwell’s: After Nirvana became big, the major booking agencies wanted you to take their shitty post-grunge bands in order to get their good bands. One very vivid memory is—what’s the name of that fucking band? Starts with a K. Korn. When Korn played Maxwell’s, I said to myself, “What the fuck am I doing here?” The crowd was ugly. The bass player punched their bus driver in the face. It was the exact opposite of why I opened Maxwell’s.Todd Abramson, co-owner, Maxwell’s: Yeah, Korn. It’s never a good sign when a band loads in and starts lifting weights.

Excerpt from New York Magazine's "The Hoboken Sound: An Oral History of Maxwell’s":

Steve Shelley, Sonic Youth:
I saw ­Nirvana as a four-piece in 1989, not long after I’d seen Mudhoney. I remember thinking, “These guys are pretty good, but they’re no Mudhoney.”


Julie Panebianco, former Warner Bros. Records executive: Everybody claims to have been at that Nirvana show. There were about fifteen people: Sonic Youth, J Mascis, Fallon, me, and maybe four other people. I could name everybody who was there.

Steve Fallon, founding co-owner, ­Maxwell’s: After Nirvana became big, the major booking agencies wanted you to take their shitty post-grunge bands in order to get their good bands. One very vivid memory is—what’s the name of that fucking band? Starts with a K. Korn. When Korn played Maxwell’s, I said to myself, “What the fuck am I doing here?” The crowd was ugly. The bass player punched their bus driver in the face. It was the exact opposite of why I opened Maxwell’s.

Todd Abramson, co-owner, Maxwell’s: Yeah, Korn. It’s never a good sign when a band loads in and starts lifting weights.

May 10th, 2013
coverjunkie:

REJECTED New York Mag (US)
Out on the internet for a few days, finally chance to show you guys;Anna Wintour stars this rejected cover New York Magazine, read here all about it…they considered this cover celebrating the opening of the Met Museum Costume Institute’s annual Punk fashion exhibit (Chaos to Couture) opening May 9. The cover was dropped cause of the events in Boston and published this one insteadIllustrated by DarrowDesign Director Thomas Alberty 

This is awesome.

coverjunkie:

REJECTED New York Mag (US)

Out on the internet for a few days, finally chance to show you guys;

Anna Wintour stars this rejected cover New York Magazine, read here all about it
they considered this cover celebrating the opening of the Met Museum Costume Institute’s annual Punk fashion exhibit (Chaos to Couture) opening May 9. The cover was dropped cause of the events in Boston and published this one instead

Illustrated by Darrow
Design Director Thomas Alberty 

This is awesome.

Reblogged from Front of Book
November 30th, 2011

Good press day!

The U.K.’s Guardian names Everybody Loves Our Town one of its top music books of 2011. Stateside, ELOT is No. 4 on Vulture’s holiday gift guide.

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Official Tumblr for Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (Now in paperback; purchase info here.) The blog is run by the author, freelance writer/editor Mark Yarm; he is of no relation to Mark Arm of Mudhoney.