Kurt Cobain died April 5, 1994 by what was deemed a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The loss of this prolific and innovated artist was felt widely amongst fans and the music community leaving a generation both stunned and saddened. For the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death, to honor his contribution to music, The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands presented The Nirvana Experience.
In its third season, the WGTB has introduced a national TV audience to an incredible diverse and talented group of tribute bands and tonight’s show added to that list with a tribute to a band that brought plaid and grunge to a generation longing for a sound they could call their own.
The Nirvana Experience “offers an impressively similar stage show, down to their replica equipment and messy Cobain haircut. . .” according to the band’s website. Tony Casella cut and dyed his hair blonde for the Cobain look and wearing the 90s signature ripped jeans and black and red striped big sweater looked eerily like him. Casella captured Cobain’s mannerisms and intensity, and the audience that night seemed engaged in his every move and action. Additionally, the rest of The Nirvana Experience, Ivan Garcia (bass) and Mike Carnahan (drums), provided the back beat and support rounding out the overall look and feel of Nirvana.
Normally tribute bands would not get the type of national exposure AXS.TV provides and it’s refreshing each week to see these bands thrilled for their 60-minutes of fame. Tonight’s band, The Nirvana Experience, proved they are a contender in the tribute world and raring to rock the plaid for their fans.
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“The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” on AXS.TV, hosted and produced by Katie Daryl, provides a platform for otherwise unknown tribute bands to perform LIVE on national TV. Now in its third season bands perform live at the world-famous Whisky a Go-Go in West Hollywood, Monday at 8PM (PT). To see the show LIVE get your tickets at EVENTBRITE.