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WED, FEB 23, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Sub Pop + Hardly Art + SXSW 2011

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SXSW is right around the corner, and once again we’ll be joining our pals Hardly Art for our showcase on Friday March 18th at Red 7.

Sub Pop (Outside Stage)
8:00 Jaill
8:50 Shabazz Palaces
9:40 Obits
10:30 Papercuts
11:20 Dum Dum Girls
12:10 J Mascis
1:00 The Head and the Heart
Hardly Art (Inside Stage)
8:15 Colleen Green
9:15 The Moondoggies
10:15 Hunx & His Punx
11:15 Unnatural Helpers
12:15 Fergus & Geronimo
1:15 La Sera

Also make sure to check out these other Sub Pop bands at these places:
Wednesday 3/16: Low, Memoryhouse, and Vetiver at St. David’s Historic Sanctuary
Thursday 3/17: Mister Heavenly at Beauty Bar

Check back often for updates on other shows our bands will be playing throughout the festival.


Posted by Lacey Swain

TUE, DEC 7, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Listen to this! J Mascis, acoustic!

J Mascis has a new record entitled “Several Shades of Why” which is coming out on March 15 and we are giddy with excitement. You can download the new track “Not Enough” by entering your email address in the fancy shamancy widget above.

You can also stream “Not Enough” here too!


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : MON, JUN 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Just J: A Revealing Conversation w/ J Mascis

While J Mascis may have a reputation for interviews with professional music journalists where he may might not be characterized as chatty or verbose, in the interview clip presented here, we’ve captured the kind of deeply personal insights and stories he’s willing to share with lifelong friend (and, coincidentally, Sub Pop VP) Megan Jasper, which, not surprisingly, is also not terribly chatty or verbose. 

More news on Tied to a Star, the follow up record to J’s 2011 Several Shades of Why is soon to come! Sign up for the J Mascis email list on this page to get the latest news about pre-order.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : TUE, JUN 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Hear a New J Mascis Song Now - ‘Tied to a Star’ Out 8/26 + Tour Dates

Aside from being actual music to my ears, news of a new record from J Mascis is also figurative music to my ears; and, given how well-loved the bespectacled, silver-haired, magical-seeming, wizard-like figure of independent music is, odds are that the announcement of Tied to a Star’s August 26th release is music to your ears as well. And back to the literal music to the ears thing, why don’t you go ahead and press play on the embedded player right now. It features the album campaign’s lead-off track, “Every Morning”, a high energy charmer of a song with J’s fingerprints all over it. We think that you’re going to love it.

Pre-order Tied to a Star from SubPop.com here

More on J Mascis’ Tied to a Star (by Todd Berry):
It makes perfect sense that I was asked to write a bio for J Mascis. Let’s face it, he and I have a long history. It all started the first time I saw him live. It was in New York City. I don’t remember when or where, but I think he was walking around. I was probably walking around, too. The second time was also in New York, at a Mexican restaurant in the East Village (the one that takes credit cards now, but didn’t used to). Years later I actually met him at the SXSW festival though a friend who works at Sub Pop. I guess that meeting went well, because when that friend from Sub Pop got married, she sat me at the same table as J. Sounds unbelievable? I suggest you look at the picture below. Now keep staring at that picture until August 26th. That’s when J’s new acoustic album Tied to a Star comes out on Sub Pop records. It  features appearances by Ken Maiuri, Pall Jenkins, Mark Mulcahy, and Chan Marshall. Had I been in the area, I’m sure I would’ve been asked to play on it, too.

Tour Dates
Jul.   26 - Carnation, WA - Timber! Outdoor Festival
Sep. 24 - Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Sep. 25 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Sep. 26 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Sep. 27 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Sep. 28 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
Sep. 30 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Oct. 01 - Nashville, TN - Exit / In
Oct. 02 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
Oct. 03 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Oct. 04 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Oct. 05 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
Oct. 07 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
Oct. 08 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
Oct. 09 - Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Oct. 10 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Oct. 11 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
Oct. 13 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
Oct. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Oct. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
Oct. 16 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Oct. 17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 18 - Boston, MA - Sinclair
Nov. 07-09 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 12 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
Nov. 13 - Long Beach, CA - Alex’s Bar
Nov. 14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Nov, 15 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Nov. 16 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu
Nov. 19 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
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ov. 20 - Portland, OR - Dante’s
Nov. 21-22 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge

For additional information on tickets and fan pre-sales, please visit http://www.jmascis.com.



Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : WED, JUL 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Hear a New J Mascis Track From ‘Tied to a Star’

“Wide Awake”, handily available for your listening pleasure in the embedded player, is a new offering from guitar legend J Mascis’ forthcoming solo album, Tied to a Star which features guest vocals from Chan Marshall of Cat Power. The Guardian, who premiered the track, had this to say about the release, “The godfather of grunge did the unthinkable in 2011 by swapping his trademark distortion and fuzz for the gentle strums of an acoustic guitar. A few years after the release of Several Shades of Why, and J Mascis is still favouring the more mellow approach to songcraft with his new album, Tied to a Star, out in August.”


Tied to a Star will be available on CD / LP / DL August 25th worldwide from Sub Pop; pre-order here.



Posted by Sam Sawyer