In case you're just joining us: On September 24, 1991, the Seattle-based band Nirvana — singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic, and new drummer Dave Grohl — released their second album, Nevermind, their first for major label DGC Records. And while the ensuing maelstrom has hardly gone undocumented, the effect the record had on music fans and artists alike is as raw and personal now as it was 20 years ago.
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Will Butler has always been an outlier. As Arcade Fire's second-most-famous Butler, he's always made being weird seem just as alluring as fitting in. During the band's live shows, the multi-hyphenate artist (synthesizer, bass, guitar, clarinet, and hell, even the glockenspiel) avoids the spotlight while throwing out enough manic energy — howling in one moment,… More »