Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses Opening Day Discussion Panels
Saturday, April 16, 12:00 pm, JBL Theater at EMP
Nirvana: from Nowhere to Nevermind
Explore the road stories and behind-the-scenes tales during Nirvana's world tours from 1989-1994, as seen through the eyes of the people that kept it rolling. Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses curator Jacob McMurray moderates this panel with the band's sound engineer Craig Montgomery, drum tech Barrett Jones and Kurt's guitar tech Earnie Bailey.
Saturday, April 16, 2:30 pm, JBL Theater at EMP
The Metropolis: Birthplace of Grunge?
Seattle in the 1980s wasn't exceedingly friendly towards punk rock and youth - in 1984, an all ages venue called the Metropolis opened in downtown Seattle, and became a regular destination for teens that were interested in alternative music and culture. The Metropolis was the creative epicenter for many of the musicians and scenesters that would go on to be major players in the Grunge era. Senior Curator Jacob McMurray will lead a panel discussion on the Metropolis and the salad days of Seattle punk rock with former club owner Hugo "Poki" Piottin, Jason Finn (Love Battery, The Presidents of the USA), famed grunge photographer Charles Peterson, Alice in Chains manager Susan Silver, Tom Price (Gas Huffer, U-Men) and Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows, Thee Sgt Mjr III).
$5 EMP members, $10 general admission per panel.
EMP - JBL Theater
325 5th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109