Hervana to cover Nirvana’s Unplugged in New York at Targ

April 2nd, 2016 by  |  Published in Show Announcements



Friday, April 15th, Hervana stop by House of Targ to play Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York in full, supported by Ottawa’s Trees of North America and Sleepy & the Noise.

The Toronto-based, all-female quartet of Skirt Cobain, Miss Novoselic, Dave Grrrl and Pap Smear have been active for the last 2 years, playing all over Ontario and Quebec with their girl-grunge tribute to one of the most influential bands of the last 2 decades.

Trees of North America, whose prominent 90’s vibe mixed with an indie/garage sound will fit well with the night’s theme. Their song “Scarlet Letter” hints at influences from bands like the Breeders, specifically in the simplistic yet grooving bass-lines and the harmonies in the vocals.

While not necessarily grunge, Sleepy and the Noise’s quirky and unique alt-rock will act as an entertaining and fitting precursor to the night’s performances.

The show will see Hervana commemorate an album that any Nirvana, grunge, or 90’s enthusiast would correctly consider a classic and important recording. Straying from the standard format used by the MTV Unplugged series at the time, Nirvana opted to stay away from their hits, while also performing a large amount of relatively obscure covers.

Unplugged in New York acted for many at the time, and still acts today, as an introduction to bands like the Vaselines, Meat Puppets and David Bowie. The album also includes an especially memorable performance of Lead Belly’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”

The doors open at 9pm with a $10 cover. It’s going to be a great evening with interesting renditions of a classic 90’s album, so dig out your smelliest flannel and practice your melancholic scowl in the mirror before heading out to the show.

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