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Come as you are: On Wednesday, relive Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' in Ybor City



Take yourself back to Nov. 18, 1993.

In Ybor City, workers were constructing an indoor-outdoor music venue called Frankie's Patio at 1920 E Seventh Ave. Over the next few years, Frankie's would host concerts by Cheap Trick, Gov't Mule, George Clinton, Dido, Sister Hazel and more.

Meanwhile, up in New York City, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear were sitting down inside Sony Music Studios to record what would become the Grammy-winning live album Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York.

Nirvana, sadly, is long gone, and so is Frankie's Patio. But in a roundabout way, the band and the venue will meet this Wednesday in Ybor City.

On the 16th anniversary of the taping of Nirvana's Unplugged, Chicago-based tribute band Nevermind will perform a recreation of the Unplugged concert and album at Encore, the club that has risen from the ashes of Frankie's Patio. Nevermind will then plug in for an hour of electrified grunge. So no matter which version of All Apologies you prefer, odds are you'll get to hear it.

The show starts at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $8 for 21 and up, $10 for ages 18-20. Encore is located at 1920 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Click here for all the details and drink specials.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:14pm]


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