Apr 2015

Smells like Nirvana with Paradox

9:00pm | Price: FREE

*Smells like Nirvana with Paradox. *
*After a successful set of shows marking the 20th anniversary of Kurt
Cobain in 2014 Cork Alternative Rockers Paradox are back with a full set of
Nirvana classics and more. Paradox recently launched their 4th album to
date titled ‘Chapters’ which has been gaining momentum since it’s release
in January. Although Paradox have varied their sound over the years the
bands roots lie in the Grunge era of the 90’s which all started with
Nirvana. Nirvana exploded into the mainstream in 1991 after the release of
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ from their multi platinum album Nevermind.
Ironically Nirvana kicked off their European Tour right here in Cork on
August 20th 1991. The gig took place in Sir Henry’s, a venue which closed
its doors for the final time in 2003, and was headlined by Sonic Youth.
Nirvana were virtually unknown at this point but it was only a matter of
weeks after this show that the band snowballed after the success of ‘Smells
Like Teen Spirit’ and became one of the world’s biggest bands, almost
overnight. It has also recently been revealed that Kurt has direct roots
from Cork as Kurt quoted himself :: “Actually it was Cobain, but the
Coburns screwed it up when they came over . They came from Country Cork,
which is a really weird coincidence, because when we toured Ireland, we
played in Cork and the entire day I walked around in a daze. I’d never felt
more spiritual in my life. It was the weirdest feeling and-I have a friend
who was with me who could testify to this-I was almost in tears the whole
day. Since that tour, which was bout two years ago, I’ve had some sense
that I was from Ireland.” Nirvana popularized a subgenre of alternative
rock which was labeled Grunge. The band reached a whole new generation and
defined a new age in popular music throughout the 90’s. Nirvana was
considered the flagship band of Generation X, and frontman Cobain found
himself reluctantly anointed by the media as the generation’s “spokesman.
Although Nirvana’s success and Kurt’s life was short lived they left behind
a legacy of music, 3 full length studio albums, B-sides and much more. *

*Join Cork band Paradox on Saturday April 11th at DeBarra’s Folk Club in
Clonakilty as they remember Nirvana’s music and legacy playing some Nirvana
classics from Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero and many more. *
*Doors 9.00pm. Free Admission.*

*Paradox – Mr. Bureaucracy Music Video

*Paradox – Breed (Nirvana Cover)*