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By Vida Roberts | February 28, 1993
Struggling, young Seattle grunge bands went unkempt because they were dressing out of thrift shops and crashing where they could. Their clothes were lived-in, broken-down and easy to wear. Their audiences shared that dressed-down attitude, and a style was born.Some of those grunge bands have stopped struggling and have made it to the top of the record charts. And their way with clothes has climbed out of cellar clubs and into department stores.Donna Karan, who has a knack for understanding clothes that make people comfortable, was among the first to borrow fashion elements from the young and the rumpled.
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By Patricia Elam and Patricia Elam,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
Ever notice that although summer heat usually means exposed body parts in minimal clothing, somehow fall styles seem sexier? Maybe it's that old-fashioned idea our grandmothers touted - that it's more intriguing to leave something to the imagination. In any case, fall is here, and if you haven't assembled your cool-weather wardrobe yet, we're here to help. Here's what some key Baltimore stylists and boutique owners say is on the fashion menu for those who care about what they wear. Natalie Graham, stylist, designer and owner of DollHouse Boutique (525 N. Charles St., Baltimore, 443-874-7900; dollhouseboutique.
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By Bill Sulon | January 16, 2003
Pat DiNizio will tell you his influences include the Beatles, the Who, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers "and really, anyone who could write a great, memorable and melodic three-chord pop song." But the lead singer and songwriter of the Smithereens has been influential as well, and proud of it. "I'm of the opinion that the Smithereens were the original grunge band," said DiNizio, who along with guitarist Jim Babjak, bassist Mike Mesaros and drummer Dennis Diken will perform two shows tonight at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON and RASHOD D. OLLISON,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | June 1, 2006
Tightly, unrelentingly, in an almost businesslike manner, Pearl Jam delivered mostly its greatest hits at Washington's Verizon Center Tuesday night. Each song - including fine cuts from the '90s grunge band's latest album, simply titled Pearl Jam - burned into the next as the rabid, packed house shouted the lyrics, almost drowning out lead singer Eddie Vedder. It wasn't until about 40 minutes into the show that Vedder gave his Mack-truck-like vocals a rest to greet the arena filled mostly with head-banging, fist-pumping, air-guitar-playing males.
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON and RASHOD D. OLLISON,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | June 1, 2006
Tightly, unrelentingly, in an almost businesslike manner, Pearl Jam delivered mostly its greatest hits at Washington's Verizon Center Tuesday night. Each song - including fine cuts from the '90s grunge band's latest album, simply titled Pearl Jam - burned into the next as the rabid, packed house shouted the lyrics, almost drowning out lead singer Eddie Vedder. It wasn't until about 40 minutes into the show that Vedder gave his Mack-truck-like vocals a rest to greet the arena filled mostly with head-banging, fist-pumping, air-guitar-playing males.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 3, 1998
When last we saw them, the members of Pearl Jam were still the stars of the Seattle scene. Viewed by most of the rock world as being la grunge de la grunge, the quintet's sound typified grunge's relentless guitars and vocal intensity.Its attitude, meanwhile, remained purist and populist. The band refused to give in on either its refusal to make videos or play venues that sold tickets through TicketMaster (the band objected to its service fees).Despite refusing to play by the rules, Pearl Jam's winning ways continued.
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November 24, 1992
RECENTLY, the fashion section of the Sunday New York Times featured an article on what it deemed to be one of the greatest fashion trends in our society today -- "grunge."From the long, stringy hair and shredded, dirt-crusted jeans of alternative West Coast rock stars, to the purposefully "dirtied-up" models in the windows of Macy's, the tendency toward grunge in stylish dress is showing up everywhere.While this may come as a shock to those of us who are slightly less fashion conscious than big-city thread twisters, it should nonetheless come as a pleasant one. At last, clothing that is as equally becoming (or un-becoming?
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By Sarah Schaffer | July 22, 2004
Hometown: Baltimore Current members: Billy Fisher, vocals; Dan Douglass, guitar; Jeremy Gillikin, bass; Steve Sladki, drums. Founded in: 2003 Style: grunge/metal Influenced by: Stone Temple Pilots and Machine Head. Notable: In Baltimore, a town where hard-and-heavy bands once ruled the music scene, many local electro- and indie-pop groups are experiencing a new wave of success. But the rock 'n' roll paradigm shift hasn't stopped neophyte grunge/metal outfit aFreudianSlip from making its mark in Charm City.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Staff Writer | November 5, 1992
Fashion is experiencing an attitude adjustment and American designers showing their spring collections here have definitely mellowed out. Perhaps it's a rebellion against the stress for success grind we live in, but the pinstripe power suit is gone, assertive shoulder pads have disappeared, and the starch has gone out of the classic white shirt.Now the '70s are the moving influence. There may even be an air of Zen floating through designer workrooms. The times, they have loosened up.Grunge -- The Look, is the latest buzz on Seventh Avenue even though it has been on the streets for some time.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,Staff Writer | August 19, 1993
Parents, the checkbook-bearers on back-to-school shopping trips, will smile to hear daughters talking dresses, ruffles and pleated skirts and boys checking out the flannel shirts, work boots and denim. Those are traditional, familiar clothes, right?Wrong.There's not a teen out there worth the shoe budget who's going to go along with any of mom's old-fashioned thoughts on "nice" school outfits.Instead, youngsters are mixing up ideas from the streets and grandma and grandpa's trunks for some of the newest ways to dress.
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By ANN POWERS and ANN POWERS,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 30, 2006
SEATTLE -- On a typically blustery spring Seattle afternoon, Eddie Vedder sits in a blue vinyl booth at West Seattle's Easy Street Records and Cafe, catching up with the owner. The small shop is a favorite hangout, and Vedder is barely noticed. In this beachy district where many of the city's rockers - including the 41-year-old Pearl Jam singer - have settled and started families, everyone's equal. Like Pearl Jam, which performs at the Verizon Center in Washington tonight, Seattle has grown with care.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 12, 2005
They were in need of redirection. For a while, it seemed as if the passion that fueled the music of Garbage had completely burned out. So when producer-musician Steve Marker and his bandmates -- lead vocalist Shirley Manson, guitarist-drummer Butch Vig and guitarist-keyboardist Duke Erikson -- reconvened to record an album after a four-year hiatus, they wondered if it was all worth it. "We ended up working on, like, 50 songs at once," says Marker, the...
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By Sarah Schaffer | July 22, 2004
Hometown: Baltimore Current members: Billy Fisher, vocals; Dan Douglass, guitar; Jeremy Gillikin, bass; Steve Sladki, drums. Founded in: 2003 Style: grunge/metal Influenced by: Stone Temple Pilots and Machine Head. Notable: In Baltimore, a town where hard-and-heavy bands once ruled the music scene, many local electro- and indie-pop groups are experiencing a new wave of success. But the rock 'n' roll paradigm shift hasn't stopped neophyte grunge/metal outfit aFreudianSlip from making its mark in Charm City.
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By Eric R. Danton | April 6, 2004
KURT COBAIN was eulogized as the spokesman of a generation when he killed himself 10 years ago. The Nirvana front man's songs were hailed as the embodiment of the angst said to gnaw at members of Generation X, and his influence on popular music has been pegged at somewhere between immense and immeasurable. "Kurt was one of the masters of the craft, in addition to being a voice of adolescents of all ages," Danny Goldberg, a former Nirvana manager who later founded Artemis Records, told Spin magazine for its Cobain tribute issue.
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By Bill Sulon | January 16, 2003
Pat DiNizio will tell you his influences include the Beatles, the Who, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers "and really, anyone who could write a great, memorable and melodic three-chord pop song." But the lead singer and songwriter of the Smithereens has been influential as well, and proud of it. "I'm of the opinion that the Smithereens were the original grunge band," said DiNizio, who along with guitarist Jim Babjak, bassist Mike Mesaros and drummer Dennis Diken will perform two shows tonight at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis.
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By James H. Bready and James H. Bready,Special to the Sun | June 25, 2000
On a messy bed, in a stale apartment, on a side street in upper Manhattan, Richard Tisch lies there, hugely hungover. The phone rings -- some nut who won't take "wrong number" for an answer, who calls again, and again. This book must be, could only be, by Stephen Dixon. And true enough, the author of "Tisch" (Red Hen Press, 175 pages, $14.95) is the long-haul star of the Writing Seminars faculty at Johns Hopkins University. And the novelist and short story writer whose evocations of urban grunge have become a literary landmark.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Staff Writer | April 8, 1993
Karen Wilson doesn't have one look. She has many.Depending on her mood, the 32-year-old hair stylist may turn up in a leopard jacket, torn T-shirt or even a pink tuxedo."
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By ELISE ARMACOST | February 7, 1993
Oh, God, it's true. Bell-bottoms are coming back.Much to the amazement of those of us who remember wearing them the first time around, we seem to be on the cusp of a 1970s revival that brings us the return of the lovely platform shoe, the crocheted vest and that timeless classic, the Greg Brady striped and zippered shirt.I know. They say everything comes back sooner or later.But the 1970s? The era of leisure suits, Quiana and Earth Shoes? If any fashion era deserved to be buried once and for all time, wouldn't you think this would have been it?
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By Donna Rifkind and Donna Rifkind,Special to the Sun | May 14, 2000
Don't judge this book by its title: Jayne Anne Phillips' "MotherKind" (Knopf, 304 pages, $24), which sounds like some new kind of baby formula, is in fact a novel with more depth than its name suggests. Phillips has written well about mothers and daughters before, most notably in her 1984 novel "Machine Dreams." But "MotherKind," in which a young woman nurses her mother through the final stages of cancer while caring for her own newborn baby and two stepsons, is particularly sobering. Phillips plunges headlong into a fraught situation as Kate, 31 and hugely pregnant, settles her failing mother into the suburban Boston home she just bought with her not-quite-husband Matt, a not-quite-divorced internist with two young sons of his own. Soon the baby, a boy, is born, and Kate's life becomes a dizzying sleepless round of chemotherapy appointments and morphine shots combined with breast-feeding and diaper changes.
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By Justin Davidson and Justin Davidson,NEWSDAY | October 18, 1998
SAN FRANCISCO - David Harrington, a 48-year old violinist with the serious, sleep-deprived look and conversational urgency a late-blooming adolescent, is the founder and designated visionary of the Kronos Quartet, but that's not exactly how he describes himself."
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