April 16th, 2014

WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS!

This blog is suddenly trending—probably as a result of my zealous coverage of Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction—so I figured I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself to all my new followers.

Hello, people! My name is Mark Yarm, and I’m the author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (BTW, I am not Mark Arm of Mudhoney—people think I’m kidding when I throw that out there, but the name thing has caused some confusion over the years.) I cover all things grunge (not just Nirvana) on this blog. I’m currently a freelance writer for magazines like Wired and Rolling Stone, so I also share my non-grunge writing on here from time to time.

Hope you enjoy! Be sure to peruse the extensive archive. And, while you’re at it, why not pick up a copy of the book? A Finnish edition just came out, and a Chinese version is on the way. Plus, a deal’s in the works for another foreign-language translation, the details of which I will reveal soon.

Finally, please like the ELOT Facebook page and follow me (@markyarm) on Twitter. Thanks!

September 18th, 2013

You Don’t Know Jack: Producer Jack Endino has been making great records for 25 years, but he’s so much more than the godfather of grunge.

July 16th, 2013

Jack Endino plays “1000 Smiling Knuckles,” by his old band Skin Yard, at the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee.

July 11th, 2013

More photos from the Sub Pop/KEXP Space Needle takeover (clockwise from top): Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, photographer Charles Peterson, producer Jack Endino and Sub Pop cofounder Bruce Pavitt,

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April 27th, 2013

The Seattle Times: Grunge producer Jack Endino steps out of the studio

Is there an act [Endino] hasn’t produced that he would like to work with?

“Pearl Jam,” he says, pausing for effect. “But I don’t think they need me.”

April 10th, 2013

Grunge elder statesmen Mark Arm, Kim Thayil, Tad Doyle and Jack Endino formally announce Sub Pop’s free 25th anniversary concert, in Seattle July 13.

The Silver Jubilee lineup so far: Mudhoney, J Mascis, Greg Dulli, Pissed Jeans, Shabbazz Palaces (with THEESatisfaction), Baptist Generals, Shearwater, Father John Misty.

Not announced on the video, but confirmed to perform: Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and Endino’s Earthworm. (More TBA.)

March 15th, 2013
Harmony Korine (in a Skin Yard shirt!) and Chloë Sevigny, back in the day.

Harmony Korine (in a Skin Yard shirt!) and Chloë Sevigny, back in the day.

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December 16th, 2012
Poster for Soundgarden, Skin Yard, Coffin Break, Bitch Magnet, et al., at Portland’s Pine Street Theatre, February 26, 1988

Poster for Soundgarden, Skin Yard, Coffin Break, Bitch Magnet, et al., at Portland’s Pine Street Theatre, February 26, 1988

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December 15th, 2012

TAD in the studio with Jack Endino (far left)

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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.