Loading Events

Smells like Nirvana – Press Release 2016 ::
Cork based Alternative Rockers Paradox and Screenreader who is fronted by DeBarra’s regular Brian Casey are back for a third year in a row celebrating the music of Nirvana on the very day and date Kurt Cobain was found, Friday, April 8th. What started as a once off event in 2014 to mark the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain has now turned into a yearly event due to the success and popularity of the shows.
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 bands Paradox and Screenreader at DeBarra’s on Friday April 8th as they remember Nirvana’s music and legacy playing some Nirvana classics and many more.

Doors 9.00pm. Free Admission.

Paradox – Mr. Bureaucracy Music Video ::

Go to Top