Seattle! The insanely memorable and very worthy charity concert event, SMooCH, is happening once again this year, and it features a number of Sub Pop acts both past and present: Iron & Wine, Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), THEESatisfaction, and Shabazz Palaces, as well as the Seattle band STAG.
This year’s show is only a few days away and it’s going to be amazing! We can’t wait to see you on Saturday. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet there’s still a chance to do it now! It’s going to be an amazing night and we don’t want you to miss it!
VIP’s don’t forget that this year’s event is a bit different, ONLY YOU will be allowed early access to the Showbox with VIP doors opening at 5:30pm. You won’t want to miss this part of the night as only VIPs will get the chance to bid on all the amazing silent auction items this year.
Here’s what you can expect with your VIP ticket:
5:30pm VIP doors open and Silent Auction begins. Your ticket includes dinner, drinks and dessert until 8pm
7 pm short program and Raise the Glass opportunity
7:30pm Silent Auction will close (make sure you’re there to get your bid in!)
While you’re bidding, raising your paddle and mingling you’ll enjoy authentic cajun food from Jemil’s Big Easy (it’s the real thing y’all), a special dessert created just for this event from Trophy Cupcake, fantastic wine from Purple Star, (free beer, wine and well drinks until 8pm) and great music from KEXP DJs. Once the general admission doors open at 8pm all of this magic will dissapear so don’t miss out on this special part of the night we’ve got set aside just for you!
For all of our SMooCH guests, bands will begin taking the stage with:
STAG at 8:30pm
Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction at 9:10pm
Iron and Wine at 10:30pm
Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses at 11:25pm
around because we’ve got a special treat at the end and you won’t want
to miss any of the music! Everyone will have a chance to give, buy
raffle tickets, listen to awesome music and enjoy the party!
We hope you can’t wait, just like us.
See you at the show!
Between now and December
19th, anyone who orders Danny Bland and Greg Dulli’s I Apologize
in Advance for the Awful Things I’m Gonna Do AND makes a $25 or greater
donation to the very worthy MusiCares organization, will receive a copy of the
book with a personalized, original haiku written by Mr. Danny Bland himself,
inscribed by hand into this same book’s endpapers by this same D. Bland. This
personalized haiku could be about you or about some friend, loved one or enemy
(present, former or future)! It is your choice! You have only to provide us
with some descriptive insight into the person about whom this haiku will be
writ. Please provide this descriptive information and your invoice number from
your MusiCares donation in the comments field at checkout.
We’re thrilled to share the release details on behalf of THEESatisfaction’s EarthEE, the follow up to awE naturalE, the alternative R&B group’s critically acclaimed debut. The album will be available on CD / LP / DL February 24th in North America via Sub Pop, a fact which we are beaming with self-aggrandizing pride about (what else is new?)!
produced by THEESatisfaction and Erik Blood, mixed by Blood at Protect
and Exalt Labs: A Black Space and mastered by Adam Straney at BreakPoint
Mastering in Seattle. The album also features guest appearances from
Shabazz Palaces, Meshell Ndegeocello, Porter Ray, Blood and Taylor Brown
(see The FADER’s premiere).
Preorders for EarthEE are now available from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. All customers who pre-order the LP version of EarthEE from megamart.subpop.com
will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on emerald-colored vinyl and a
7” single with “I Don’t Like You” on the A-side, and “Supa Dupa (Love
Affair)” on the B-side (while supplies last). Additionally, there will
be two-new T shirt designs available as stand-alone items or as part of a
bundle with purchases of EarthEE.
The holiday shopping race is officially on, and we at Sub Pop are once again participating in the insatiable consumerism by offering you, the taste-making music consumer, 20% off your orders of $20 or more!* It’s simple, if your shopping cart has at least $20 worth of Sub Pop merchandise, you’ll automatically receive 20% off at check out.
So, in the spirit of the season, shop the Sub Pop Annual 20’s Plenty Holiday Sale for all of the sonically enlightened people on your shopping lists!
*Sleater-Kinney’s Start Together box set, as well as all pre-orders, are exempt from this promotion. Sorry ‘bout that!
The fine people of Seattle, ourselves included, are big fans of our local sporting organizations, so when the Seattle Sounders official band, Sound Wave, wanted to cover the obscure Mudhoney song, “Breakfast at Dick’s,” we were all like, “SYNERGY!” and then told them to go for it. The results are just shy of earth-shattering, which is to say, we were blown away by the marching band’s rendition. Now, if only we can get Mark a baton and a drum major’s uniform, we’d be in business.
Watch the Sound Wave cover in the embed, and then listen to the Mudhoney version here, originally a bonus track from the Japanese version of Vanishing Point.