Denver’s the Fluid are one of the umpteen bands Nirvana opened for in the ’80s, just to be chewed up and spit out of the 90’s grunge machine. The first non-Northwestern act to sign to Sub Pop, the Fluid are best remembered for adrenaline-fueled live shows, falsetto vocal hooks and turning Nirvana onto Nevermind producer Butch Vig. Although the Fluid currently have no albums in print (though Glue is mandatory for grunge-era footnote collectors), Sub Pop’s 20th anniversary festival last year prompted a reunion of all five original members, who will perform tonight. With the King Left and the Overcasters.
Fri., Jan. 16, 9:30 p.m., 2009