GOING FOR BROKE

See Dave Markey’s classic music doc

To all of you who skip the opening act, a lesson: It could be the next Nirvana. On Sonic Youth’s 1991 Europe circuit it was Nirvana, in fact, but nobody yet knew of the be­flanneled Pacific Northwest rockers. Dave Markey told the tale in his tour documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992). It’s one of the genre’s better entries, also featuring members of Babes in Toyland, Dinosaur Jr., Gumball, Mudhoney, and the Ramones, for your nostalgic enjoyment. Prior to the postmortem slew of Kurt Cobain tributes and life stories, the film provides a rare glimpse of the grunge god before he became an icon, still just a kid making mischief with Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore. See it tonight as part of Nitehawk’s Music Driven series along with Absolut cocktail specials.
Fri., May 9, 11:59 p.m., 2014

 
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