Watch Nirvana’s 1989 Show Where Kurt Cobain Asked J Mascis to Join the Band

From Spin Magazine:

A treasure trove of vintage Nirvana live video footage has surfaced online. The clips date to 1989, when Dave Grohl hadn’t yet joined on drums and the band was still being introduced as “Sub Pop artists Nirvana.” One highlight on first glance is a 20-minute snippet of Kurt Cobain and crew’s still-stunningly ferocious July 13, 1989, set at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey.

As SPIN’s David Bevan recently reported, this was the show where Cobain asked Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis to join Nirvana. “Nirvana was playing Maxwell’s and after the show I was talking to Kurt and [Sonic Youth’s] Thurston Moore,” Mascis told SPIN. “Kurt said, ‘you should join my band.’

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