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News from 7/2008

WED, JUL 23, 2008 at 11:35 AM

Fleet Foxes’ Portland in-store cancelled


As reported earlier today on Pitchfork, after their van broke down, Fleet Foxes were forced to cancel their Salt Lake City show scheduled for tonight, July 23rd. Luckily, they will be back in SLC on August 18th, opening for Wilco (details).

Not so luckily, this same non-functioning van will also cause the band to miss the in-store performance they have scheduled for 6:00 pm on Friday July 25th at Portland’s excellent Music Millennium . We are truly sorry to be the bearers of this piece of bad news: Friday’s Fleet Foxes in-store at Music Millennium is hereby canceled. We are trying to reschedule something at Music Millennium in September and will keep you posted on any progress on that front.

Posted by Chris Jacobs

FRI, JUL 25, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Zak Sally at the Fantagraphics Bookstore August 2nd!


Our friends at Fantagraphics Books have a whole bunch of cool stuff planned for the month of August at their store here in Seattle. This whole bunch of cool stuff includes an appearance by our old pal and former Low member Zak Sally!

Here are the details:

Zak Sally, a notorious Minneapolis-based musician and cartoonist will perform music and sign books on Saturday, August 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery (1201 S. Vale Street, Seattle – 206.658.0110). A veteran of celebrated alternative rock band Low (recently featured at the Sub Pop 20 shindig), Sally is the creator of acclaimed comics Recidivist and Sammy the Mouse, as well as publisher of independent La Mano books. Sally’s work also appears regularly in Fantagraphics Books highly regarded MOME anthology. This event will feature the debut of the second issue of his Sammy the Mouse comic book published on Fantagraphics Books international Ignatz imprint. Sally will perform music with his associate Nate Denver and special guests. Denver is author of the amazing Wait, You’re Not A Centaur book/CD, and performs with Nate Denver’s Neck and Total Shutdown.

Further details on all the stuff going on at the Fantagraphics store next month can be found here

We recommend that you attend all of it.

Posted by Chris Jacobs

FRI, JUL 11, 2008 at 7:31 AM

Bring Us Your Pork and Beans


As you may already know, the bands playing at SP20 got to choose a lucky organization to receive a donation from a portion of the proceeds from the festival. Woah, that was a mouthful and kind of confusing. I’m already tired from all the anniversary hoopla, so I’m even not going to make an attempt to make that sound smoother! Okay, so my point is, that in keeping with the spirit of giving, we want all you festival attendees to bring your unwanted canned food to help those in need. Look for the Northwest Harvest bins located in the park!

P.S. That snake is made of cans!

Posted by Sasha Morgan

WED, JUL 2, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Flight of the Conchords Shirts - Like A Gift For Your Torso


Our otherwise mild-mannered Sub Pop offices were completely unable to contain our obscene levels of enthusiasm when these three brand new Flight of the Conchords t-shirts came in; and I’m only exaggerating a little bit! With these three remarkably designed t-shirts, you can be the envy of friends and strangers alike!

Eagerly awaiting your credit cards right here!

Posted by Sam Sawyer

WED, JUL 9, 2008 at 3:39 AM

JP Pitches


Jonathan Poneman cleared home plate on Sunday afternoon when he threw out the ceremonial first ball at the Mariners v Tigers game at Safeco Field. Contrary to the beliefs of his staff and friends, he neither fell down nor threw like a girl. Congratulations, JP!

Posted by Lacey Swain