Watch Soundgarden Perform In Poughkeepsie

The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie has been a staple of the local music scene for decades, having seen greats like David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and Bon Jovi grace their stage and give intimate performances.

A young band from Seattle named Soundgarden played at The Chance Theater in 1990, in the year before their breakthrough success in 1991 with their grunge classic Badmotorfinger. Of course, Soundgarden would end up becoming one of the most influential bands of the 90’s, and frontman Chris Cornell would also go on to have a successful solo career and two tenures in the band Audioslave. Drummer Matt Cameron later joined fellow Seattle band Pearl Jam after Soundgarden’s initial breakup.

Check out this rare video of Soundgarden performing some of their earliest/heaviest material in Poughkeepsie below!