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NIRVANA – IN UTERO 20TH ANNIVERSARY

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s In Utero a bunch of Limerick musicians decided to get together to pay tribute to this great & influential album. Members of Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, The Hip Neck Blues Collective, Fire In Cairo, Cluairichaun and friends have joined forces for a one off performance of In Utero from start to finish, as well as a selection of Nirvana favourites. It will be a night of celebration that no Nirvana fan should miss.

In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 13, 1993, on DGC Records. Few bands in rock history have had a more immediate and tangible impact on their contemporary pop musical landscape than Nirvana did in the early Nineties. When the Seattle trio hit the big time in 1991 with the game-changing album Nevermind, mainstream radio was awash in the hair metal of Poison and Def Leppard. But seemingly within hours of the release of Nirvana’s anarchic, angry single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” — and its twisted anti-pep-rally video—the rules had changed. Artifice was devalued; pure, raw emotion was king. Overwhelmed by the sudden success of Nevermind, Nirvana promised to take a harsher, more abrasive route on their second major-label release. Enlisting Chicago-based noise merchant Steve Albini (of Big Black fame), Kurt Cobain and company succeeded in producing a record that was violent, disillusioned, and deeply moving. Every song reads like a commentary on the cost of fame (“Serve the Servants”) and the unhealthy relationship between performer and fan (“Milk It”). There is no denying the sheer power of Cobain’s songwriting, his singing, and the band’s amazing, visceral power. Cobain even manages a John Lennon-like mantra at the end of the heart-wrenching “All Apologies.”

Join some of Limericks finest musicians as they pay tribute to In Utero as well as an extensive revisting of the bands back catalogue and a special revisiting of Unplugged for a one-off not-to-be-missed show!

Full Lineup will be announced shortly

TICKETS

€10 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings)

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

AFTER THE GIG

Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags upstairs from 11pm til late, Free Entry.

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €10