Today Reverb Recommends You See Nirvana & Soundgarden at EMP"/>
Back in 1996, Doug Pray's raucous, lively grunge documentary Hype! won the Golden Space Needle Award at SIFF. Fifteen years later, we can appreciate that moment as a pinnacle in Seattle music history. Many of the local bands portrayed--Nirvana, the Gits, 7 Year Bitch--are gone. Some persist (Mudhoney, the Melvins, Pearl Jam), and the status of others is uncertain (Soundgarden). Well-edited and containing an amazing array of concert footage, Hype! is celebratory yet skeptical; both the director and the musicians seem aware that something so suddenly inflated (i.e., grunge) is bound to burst. -- Brian Miller
Additional deets: Tickets $7-$10, show starts at 7 p.m. at EMP. Pray will conduct a Q&A following the film, joined by some of the musicians profiled.