The 90s as a decade has some of the best music. The music in the era has influenced many people to pick up an instrument. One of these influential icons is the band Nirvana, despite releasing only 3 studio albums in their 7 year career. Following the death of their vocalist, Kurt Cobain, the band maintains their popularity and continues to influence more musicians.
Now in the present day, many bands started out their career with covers of Nirvana. From pros to amateurs, most of them are influenced by their music to drive them to make a band or just to pick up an instrument in general. Because of that, we see many Nirvana tribute bands or many bands that are influenced by their music plays Nirvana.
Japan shares the same amount of influence from Nirvana. Japan has a lot of musicians influenced by Nirvana. One of them is the underground band known as SEXO.
SEXO started out as a project to play for fun in an event in Ruby Room Shibuya that holds a 90s event. Consisted of Josh on the vocals, Eric on the guitar, Pavel on bass, and me Rizki on drums. We debuted at the event with just one practice in the studio. We played not just Nirvana songs, but most of the popular 90s grunge songs too.
What started out as a “just-for-fun” project, became serious. We played in more events. From 90s events to more general-themed events. We play in most event from AMP in Shibuya Nob. In there, we changed our setlist to mostly consists of Nirvana songs such as Breed, In Bloom, and Territorial Pissing. We played following the 1992 Nirvana live in Reading. From there, we sort of find ourselves as a Nirvana Tribute band. We played other 2 songs not from Nirvana but also from bands that are influenced by them at the next show, but we still consider ourselves as a Nirvana Tribute bands.
SEXO Playing “come as you are”
Our next event will be on September 1st. We will be opening the event from AMP again at Shibuya Nob called Creep Fest. Creep Fest is one of the biggest underground events of the year. The event will be joined by many underground bands from Tokyo which includes: Sabotage, Urchin Pace, Midnight Snakes, Creep Down and many more. The event starts at 13.00 until 01.00, 1000 Yen for entry. SEXO will play many Nirvana songs and other songs from bands that are inspired by Nirvana and bands who inspired them.
Written by Rizki Alia