Former Nirvana bassist and famed regular guy, Krist Novoselic seems intent on collaborating with as many of his fellow Pacific Northwest musicians as possible. After recording with Issaquah, Washinton’s Modest Mouse and forming a super group with Oregonian Corin Tucker (best known as a singer and guitarist for Sleater-Kinney), Novoselic recently joined legendary Seattle garage band the Sonics for their hometown, 50th anniversary show. Novoselic accompanied the Sonics onstage for a couple of songs, including “Cinderella” from their classic 1966 album Boom.
As one of the first proto-punk bands in the Pacific Northwest, The Sonics were undoubtedly an influence on Novoselic and Nirvana. Indeed, deceased former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain mentioned in an interview that, while he did not like the Sonics, he loved the drum sound on their mid-60s recordings.
The Sonics, who recently released their first album of new material in nearly 50 years, will continue to tour throughout the summer. Novoselic’s upcoming plans are less clear, but if his recent activities are any indication, expect him to take part in a new collaboration shortly.