Nirvana (90s US grunge band)

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Nirvana is a band whose shows and session recordings have been widely bootlegged as unofficial videos, CDs and raw WAV/FLAC files and mp3s. Details of these releases have been added to Musicbrainz where the sources have been confirmed.


Date and venue information current with information from the Nirvana LiveGuide (July 12, 2007 Update).
Date and venue information current with information from the LiveNirvana (August 3, 2007 Update).
Bootlegs known to exist current with LiveNirvana (August 3, 2007 Update).

Annotation last modified on 2013-12-27 09:02 .

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Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting and best-known being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the death of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture.

In the late 1980s, Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album, Bleach, for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. They developed a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected worldwide success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the first single from the band's second album Nevermind (1991), which has now been ranked as one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music. Nevermind has also been called one of the greatest albums of all time and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Nirvana's sudden success widely popularized alternative rock and grunge, and Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana considered the "flagship band" of Generation X. After touring heavily and releasing Incesticide (1992) and Hormoaning (1992), Nirvana's third studio album, In Utero (1993), was released to critical acclaim. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart and featured an abrasive, less mainstream sound and challenged the group's audience and has since sold over 15 million copies worldwide. In Utero would be Nirvana's last studio album in their active career. Nirvana's active career ended following the death of Cobain in 1994, but many various posthumous releases have been issued since, overseen by Novoselic, Grohl, and Cobain's widow Courtney Love. The posthumous release, MTV Unplugged in New York, won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1996.

Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the death of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture. Overall, Nirvana have received twelve awards from twenty-five nominations winning an American Music Award, Brit Award, Grammy Award, seven MTV Video Music Awards and two NME Awards  Since its debut, the band has sold over 25 million records in the United States alone, and over 75 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. Nirvana has also been ranked as one of the greatest music artists of all time with Rolling Stone placing them at number 27 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" in 2004, and at number 30 on their updated list in 2011. Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, in its first year of eligibility.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1990-08-20: Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA, USA 1
1990-08-24: Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA 1
1990-09-22: Motor Sports International Garage, Seattle, WA, USA 1
1990-10-11: North Shore Surf Club, Olympia, WA, USA 1
1990-10-23: Goldwyn's Suite, Birmingham, UK 1
1990-10-24: Astoria Theatre, London, UK 1
1990-10-25: Students' Union, Leeds Polytechnic, Leeds, UK 1
1990-10-26: Calton Studios, Edinburgh, UK 1
1990-10-27: Byron Building, Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, UK 1
1990-11-25: The Off Ramp Cafe, Seattle, WA, USA 2
1991-01-01: Music Source Studios, Seattle, WA, USA 1
1991-01-18: Library 4300, Evergreen State College (No More Wars Benefit), Olympia, WA, USA 1
1991-03-08: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada 1
1991-04-17: O.K. Hotel, Seattle, WA, USA 1
1991-05-29: Jabberjaw, Los Angeles, CA, USA 1
1991-06-17: Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA, USA 1
1991-06-18: The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA, USA 1
1991-06-20: Melody Ballroom, Portland, OR, USA 1
1991-08-20: Sir Henry's, Cork, Ireland 1
1991-08-23: A Tribute to the Vaselines, Part 2: Outmod Punk Mentality: Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue, Reading, UK 1
1991-08-23: Live Reading Festival - August 1991: Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue, Reading, UK 1
1991-08-23: Richfield Avenue (Reading Festival), Reading, UK 1
1991-08-24: Monsters of Spex, Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, Germany 1
1991-08-25: Digital Nirvana: Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium 1
1991-08-25: Domein Kiewit (Pukkelpop), Hasselt, Belgium 1
1991-08-27: Überschall 91, Aladin Music Hall, Bremen, Germany 1
1991-09-01: Ein Abend in Wien, De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-09-01: Live Buzz: Ein Abend in Wien, De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-09-16: Beehive Music & Video, Seattle, WA, USA 1
1991-09-20: The Opera House, Toronto, ON, Canada 1
1991-09-21: Foufounes Électriques, Montréal, QC, Canada 1
1991-09-23: WFNX Birthday Bash, Axis Nightclub, Boston, MA, USA 1
1991-09-24: Axis Nightclub, Boston, MA, USA 1
1991-09-25: Club Babyhead, Providence, RI, USA 1
1991-09-26: Grange Buffet: The Moon, New Haven, CT, USA 1
1991-09-26: Playing at the Moon: The Moon, New Haven, CT, USA 1
1991-09-26: Seattle, WA. September 21, 1991: The Moon, New Haven, CT, USA 1
1991-09-26: The Moon, New Haven, CT, USA 1
1991-09-27: City Gardens, Trenton, NJ, USA 1
1991-09-28: Marquee Club, New York, NY, USA 1
1991-10-01: J.C. Dobbs, Philadelphia, PA, USA 1
1991-10-02: 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, USA 1
1991-10-04: Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC, USA 1
1991-10-06: The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, USA 1
1991-10-10: Empire Concert Club, Cleveland, OH, USA 1
1991-10-11: St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI, USA 1
1991-10-12: Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA 1
1991-10-12: Dressed for Success, Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA 1
1991-10-12: Jesus Doesn't Want Me: Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA 1
1991-10-12: Jesus Loves Me: Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA 1
1991-10-12: Revolutionary Debris: Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL, USA 1
1991-10-14: First Avenue Club, Minneapolis, MN, USA 1
1991-10-14: Let It Be Records, Minneapolis, MN, USA 1
1991-10-19: Trees, Dallas, TX, USA 1
1991-10-21: Live in Austin, Texas: Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX, USA 1
1991-10-23: After the Gold Rush, Tempe, AZ, USA 1
1991-10-24: Off the Record, San Diego, CA, USA 1
1991-10-25: Had It All: Rock For Choice Benefit, The Palace, Hollywood, CA, USA 1
1991-10-26: Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USA 1
1991-10-27: The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles CA, USA 1
1991-10-29: Fox Theatre, Portland, OR, USA 1
1991-10-30: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada 1
1991-10-31: Halloween Stranger: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA 1
1991-10-31: Happy Halloween: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA 1
1991-10-31: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA 1
1991-11-04: Bierkeller, Bristol, UK 1
1991-11-05: Astoria Theatre, London, UK 1
1991-11-05: Firework Night: Astoria Theatre, London, UK 1
1991-11-05: Live Tits: Astoria Theatre, London, UK 2
1991-11-05: Monyana: Astoria Theatre, London, UK 1
1991-11-06: Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Wolverhampton, UK 1
1991-11-10: Loft, Berlin, Germany 1
1991-11-11: Bleach Pop: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany 1
1991-11-11: Live and Studio: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany 1
1991-11-11: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany 1
1991-11-13: Nachtwerk, Munich, Germany 1
1991-11-14: Arena, Vienna, Austria 1
1991-11-16: Teatro Verdi, Muggia, Italy 1
1991-11-17: Europe 1991: Bloom, Mezzago, Italy 1
1991-11-19: Il Castello, Rome, Italy 1
1991-11-19: Live: Il Castello, Rome, Italy 1
1991-11-19: Negative Creep: Il Castello, Rome, Italy 1
1991-11-19: On a Plain: Il Castello, Rome, Italy 1
1991-11-19: Seattle Sound, Sounds Great: Il Castello, Rome, Italy 1
1991-11-20: Kryptonight, Baricella, Italy 1
1991-11-20: Welcome to Italy: Kryptonight, Baricella, Italy 1
1991-11-23: Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium 1
1991-11-25: Amsterdam 91: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: Amsterdam Love Buzz: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: European Tour '91: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: Hardcore Act: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: Live: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: On Stage in Europe: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: Paradiso Lost: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: Porch Songs: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: Smells Like Success: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: Smells Like Teen Spirit: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-25: The Live Spirit: Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
1991-11-26: Communal Building, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK 1

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