We’re proud to announce our inagural Prints For A Cause project! We will be photographing the Mudhoney show at Bluebird Theater, Friday January 6, 2012. This is a benefit show, with ticket proceeds and print sales benefiting the Kulwicki Twins Foundation.
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Nirvana may have been the band that put an entire generation in flannel, and Pearl Jam and Soundgarden both sold a lot more records, but Mudhoney were truly the band that made the ’90s grunge rock movement possible. Mudhoney were the first real success story for Sub Pop Records; their indie-scene success laid the groundwork for the movement that would (briefly) make Seattle, WA, the new capital of the rock & roll universe; and they took the sweat-soaked and beer-fueled mixture of heavy metal muscle, punk attitude, and garage rock primitivism that would become known as “grunge” to the hipster audience for the first time, who would in turn sell it to a mass audience ready for something new. ThoughMudhoney never scored the big payday some of their old-running buddies did, their importance on the Seattle scene cannot be underestimated, and their body of work — big, loud, purposefully sloppy, a little bit menacing, and even more funny — has stood the test of time better than their well-known colleagues. (Allmusic)
Rick Kulwicki and The Kulwicki Twins Foundation
Rick Kulwicki was best known as the guitarist for The Fluid, Sub Pop’s first non-Seattle signing and one of the most powerful acts of the late 80’s and early 90’s to emerge from the hard rock underground. He was also the guitarist in punk legends, Frantix and most recently The Buckingham Squares.
Ricky’s life revolved around his sons, Richard and Roman Kulwicki, who were with him everywhere and always, and their well-being and happiness was important to him above all else. He instilled in them a love of people, music, skating, athletics and so many other things. He was proud of their excellent academic achievements, their band, Purple Fluid and their profound kindness. The fact that they were growing up to be individuals who were wonderful beyond his imagination filled him with amazing happiness.
Rick Kulwicki passed away February 15, 2011. Proceeds from the Mudhoney/The Fluid show, as well as print proceeds from Prints For A Cause, benefit The Kulwicki Twins Foundation.