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Listening to WFNX 1983-2012
WLYN-FM, a 3000-watt station in Lynn, develops a reputation for breaking new acts and playing New Wave — if you can hear it, though most listeners in Boston can't.
Celebrating the live and times of 101.7 FM, Boston's only true alternative radio station
| July 20, 2012
[holidaze schedule] WFNX Flashback Weekend: 11.23 to 11.27
Starting at 7pm tomorrow night -- just in time to tune-out relatives arriving from out-of-town -- WFNX goes into Flashback mode. Storm Zbel kicks off...
| November 22, 2011
DOWLOAD: historic Nirvana concert at Axis in September 1991, the night before Nevermind was released
We once voted this the second greatest concert ever to happen in Boston: the legendary gig played by NIRVANA on the night before Nevermind was...
| November 16, 2011
[download] Nirvana, April 1990 @ ManRay in Cambridge
Thanks to former WFNX DJ DUANE BRUCE, this one's now up on the interwebs: the fabled performance given by the pre-Grohl version of NIRVANA at...
| November 02, 2011
Billy Corgan dishes on the 20th anniversary of Gish — one smashing debut record
The saturation of album anniversary celebrations has gotten out of hand in recent years.
Tales from the Pumpkin patch
| October 21, 2011
The night before Nevermind: Bullet LaVolta's drummer on opening for Nirvana in Boston on September 23, 1991
Nirvana, Live at WFNX's 8th Birthday Party, September 23, 1991, at Axis, BostonEDITOR'S NOTE: It was no accident that, the night before Nevermind came out...
Todd A. Philips
| September 22, 2011
Mary Lou Lord: Kurt Cobain didn't smell like Teen Spirit
Photo by Mary Lou Lord, via Facebook.How does MARY LOU LORD know what KURT COBAIN smelled like? If you're asking that question, you're obviously not...
| September 21, 2011
The Absolut Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #59 - Nirvana "Come As You Are"
You can vote for your favorite songs & check out the countdown so far right here! #59 - Nirvana "Come As You Are" It took...
| June 10, 2011
The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #77 Nirvana "Heart-Shaped Box"
You can vote for your favorite songs & check out the countdown so far right here! #77 Nirvana "Heart-Shaped Box" How do you follow up...
| May 16, 2011
Miley Cyrus' Cringe-Inducing Cover Of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" [VIDEO]
| May 06, 2011
Undercover: Nirvana-"Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam" (live) [VIDEO]
| April 26, 2011
Undercover: Nirvana-"Molly's Lips" (live) [VIDEO]
| April 05, 2011
Should Russian Kurt Cobain front a Nirvana reunion?
For argument's sake, let's say you were a famous musician married to Courtney Love, and in 1994 you faked your own death and planned to...
| January 24, 2011
Interview: Kevin Smith
Motherfucking Kevin Smith, who comes to the House of Blues next Thursday, can tell a story as if it were his motherfucking job. Which it basically is.
Meh on you!
| November 20, 2010
Nirvana: On Exhibit
Problem is, said exhibit is being showcased at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. Thankfully, Rolling Stone put together a preview for those of us...
| November 03, 2010
Well, as much as they can be. Dave Grohl said this about Krist Novoselic's recent visit to the Foo's recording sessions: "He came in the...
| October 28, 2010
Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 10-21-10
It's an all-grunge match-up of two powerhouses. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana vs "Outshined" by Soundgarden.DOWNLOAD: Podcast My Song Is Better Than Yours 10-21-10.mp3To...
| October 21, 2010
Nirvana. Axis. 1991. [VIDEO]
| September 28, 2010
Getting into the mix
Raw Power is viewed by many as one of the all-time great rock albums — but its hyper-trebly, David Bowie–mixed brittleness has been almost as infamous as the musical mayhem on the wax.
Three more that fans want raw
| August 27, 2010
The Absolute Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #11 - Nirvana
You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #11 - Nirvana Oops! Must be a typo, right? ...
| August 19, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #11 - Nirvana
Since we’ve tapped into the Top 20 on the countdown, you’ve heard us all use big words and phrases… like legendary, or influential,...
| August 19, 2010
Rise Against Cover Nirvana
Click here for their punky take on the punky "Sliver."
| July 06, 2010
A WFNX History Lesson [VIDEO]
From the 1991 WFNX Birthday Bash at Axis, Lansdowne Street, Boston
| June 08, 2010
That Cobain Kid...
...offed himself 16 years ago today. He also kicked out some jams about 18 years before that. Here's the story. (click blog title for link) ...
| April 05, 2010
Did STP nick Nirvana? (videos)
Lots of you have pointed out that this part of the new STP tune: Sounds a helluva lot like this Nirvana tune: ...
| March 29, 2010
Nirvana | Live at Reading and Bleach
Here in the Internet Age, we tend to think that we made possible the overnight transformation from blog-buzz baby to arena-rock idol.
DGC/Sub Pop (2009)
| November 06, 2009
Updating a previous item: Courtney Love claims she didn't agree to allow Kurt's likeness to be playable in Guitar Hero 5, Activision says otherwise. Grohl and Novoselic also respond.
By now you've likely seen the video of the late Kurt Cobain's likeness being used as a playable avatar in Guitar Hero 5 (and playing...
| September 11, 2009
And in Monument Square during happy hour, there's a chance to catch up on some Clash of the Titans nights you may have missed. Local...
| July 15, 2009
Review: The Bad Plus's For All I Care
On each of their previous albums, the Bad Plus let it be known they owed as much to classic rock and pop as to prog jazz.
Heads Up (2009)
| January 27, 2009
The Big Hurt: Jammin’ with Nordstrom
“I am stoked to collaborate with Nordstrom,” said Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz in a recent press release.
Living guy sells out; dead guy sells out; living guys die
| April 01, 2008
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