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|NFC News More screenings of new Cobain doc|
AJ Schnack's documentary Kurt Cobain: About a Son is part of the NAT Filmfestival in Copenhagen. It will be screened in Gloria tonight at 9.45 PM and again April 2 at 9.30 PM. It will also be screened in Aarhus at ěst for Paradis tomorrow at midnight. More info here (in Danish).
Also, a new documentary about The Pixies will be screened at the same festival tomorrow. loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies is shown at Vester Vov Vov in Copenhagen, March 31 at 2.15 PM. It will feature a clip of Kurt Cobain talking about how the band inspired him.
Kurt Cobain About A Son will continue its spring film festival tour, playing in a number of cities in the US and abroad, leading up to a theatrical release in the US, Canada and Japan later this year. Details and updates can be found here.
Upcoming April festivals include:
AFI Dallas (Texas)
Thursday March 29th 10 PM
Sunday, April 1st, 2 PM
Philadelphia (PA) Film Festival
Friday, April 6th, 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 12th, 2:30 PM
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Saturday, April 14th
Sarasota (FL) Film Festival
Friday, April 20th, 4:45 PM
Sunday, April 22nd, 3 PM
Newport Beach (CA) Film Festival
screening information TBD
|Posted or updated: 03-30-2007 @ 9:38 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New book gets its title from a Nirvana song|
A new book, Heart-Shaped Box, by author Joe Hill (son of legendary Stephen King) draws its title from the Nirvana song of the same name. The book is "a fast-paced tale of another man with dual identities. Judas Coyne, born Justin Cowzynski, is an over-the- hill heavy metal rocker with a strange hobby: amassing ghoulish artifacts."
[...] "The choice of title was pure serendipity. Hill's initial idea, 'Private Collection,' went by the wayside when the 1993 Nirvana song popped up on iTunes as the author was getting ready to write the episode in which UPS delivers the haunted suit to Coyne. It was then that Hill decided to package the suit in a heart-shaped box.
'Coyne is fiction and (Kurt) Cobain was a real guy,' he said, 'but I felt that the song fit very well with the book. The song is about a guy who feels trapped and desperate, and the book is about how someone uses music as a hammer to beat at the bars of his own cage.' "
Read the full story here, courtesy of the AP. Also thanks to Chad and Steven for the tip.
|Posted or updated: 03-25-2007 @ 6:16 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Kurt Cobain's 40th birthday passes largely unsung|
|Posted or updated: 03-17-2007 @ 6:08 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Limited edition Before Cars single to be released|
The new band Before Cars, featuring former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, will be releasing its first single on March 13th. It will be a limited pressing of 500 - the first 100 on blue vinyl and the rest on black vinyl. The single is "Old Chair" with "99 to Go" as the B-side. It is available for pre-order now from the Flotation Records website.
As previously mentioned, Before Cars will be playing an official record release show on March 10th at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle, WA. See their MySpace for details.
Also see this story for some recent comments from Channing about the single. Thanks to Greg Prato.
|Posted or updated: 03-11-2007 @ 5:39 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Cobain in poll of music fans for Classic Rock magazine.|
Jimi Hendrix tops a "wildest guitar hero" poll conducted by Classic Rock Magazine. Kurt Cobain finished at place #10 in the poll.
|Posted or updated: 03-11-2007 @ 5:10 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Upcoming documentary about Grunge|
Five students will travel across the country to film a documentary about the history of grunge. The documentary will feature interviews with Krist Novoselic and Jonathan Poneman, CEO of Sub Pop Records. Read the full story here, courtesy of The Ithacan.
|Posted or updated: 03-11-2007 @ 4:57 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Upcoming memorial concert|
The Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee will be holding a concert in commemoration of Kurt's 40th birthday. Tentatively set for September 15th in Grays Harbor, the committee is searching for prospective bands to play for this fundraiser. Those interested can contact them at this address. Please note: The committee is looking for bands with original material, and not Nirvana cover bands or tribute bands.
In other news from the Committee: Local artist Jeremy Fry, who, like Kurt Cobain, grew up in Grays Harbor County, Washington has generously donated one of his paintings of Kurt for a fundraiser. Fry's unframed, signed painting is on artist-quality canvas and measures 22 inches wide by 28 inches high.
The Painting will be auctioned in an upcoming fundraising event.
|Posted or updated: 03-04-2007 @ 3:51 AM (GMT) by RH.|
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