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FRI, JUL 11, 2008 at 7:31 AM

Bring Us Your Pork and Beans

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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

THU, JUL 10, 2008 at 5:45 AM

We’re on the space needle!

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From the roof of Sub Pop HQ, we just watched the most unlikely of events. At 12PM sharp a flag bearing the venerable Sub Pop logo was hoisted by man and beast up the flagpole on the Space Needle! Not a pewter replica, mind you, but the actual building!

Apparently, they’ve also painted the top of the needle like a 7-inch stamp (much like this). But I’ll believe that when I see it. Anyone have a helicopter?

I’m not going to get so distracted by our sweet flag that I forget to remind you to come out to the festival this weekend, though. While both the comedy show and Saturday at Marymoor are sold out, there are still tickets available for Sunday’s show in the park. Get ’em while you can!

Follow this link for more info.


Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

WED, JUL 9, 2008 at 4:35 AM

520 Bridge closed for SP20!

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If you live in Seattle and are attending the SP20 Festival at Marymoor this weekend be aware that the 520 bridge will be closed ALL weekend. Plan accordingly!

Info from WSDOT

Alternate Routes:

Seattle to Marymoor via 90 directions are here.

Seattle to Marymoor via 522 directions are
here.


Posted by Stuart Fletcher

MON, JUL 7, 2008 at 8:38 AM

Grunge Summit 2008: Part III

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MOJO is on newsstands this week with a big fat Sub Pop cover, a free CD (Sub Pop 300!) and lots more about the grunge days from these folks who filled out my silly questionnaires.

What Susan Silver (Grunge Band Manager Extraordinaire) Had To Say

  1. * What is your current occupation?* Band Manager and Mom
  2. * Do people ever come up to you and ask for your autograph?*
    It has happened, which schocked the hell out of me. Japan and Spain are my biggest fan bases.
  3. * What do you think of the current state of music?*
    Well…I think the current state of music is totally reinvigorated. The focus seems to be off the “prize” more now and back to expression. State of music business—not so good but that is what’s helping fuel DIY again.
  4. * Name five albums you’ve been listening to lately.*
    1. Thievery Corporation
    2. Mark Pickerel demo
    3. Clay Ballard
    4. Manu Chao
    5. Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus
  5. * When you meet new people, do you find that all they want to do is talk with you about grunge? Are you tired of talking about grunge?*
    No to both.

What Charles Peterson (Grunge Photographer Extraordinaire) Had To Say

  1. * What is your current occupation?* Photographer (freelance)
  2. * Do people ever come up to you and ask for your autograph?*
    No
  3. * What do you think of the current state of music?*
    Depressing for a photographer (1st three songs, no flash, and all that B.S.)
  4. * Name five albums you’ve been listening to lately.*
    1. The Clash Sandinista
    2. M.I.A. Kala
    3. LCD Soundsystem
    4. Wolfmother
    5. Big Youth Screaming Target
  5. * When you meet new people, do you find that all they want to do is talk with you about grunge? Are you tired of talking about grunge?*
    Sometimes (and it almost always involves Kurt Cobain). Yes.

Whimsical pointillist flower drawing by Susan Silver.


Posted by Sasha Morgan

FRI, JUN 27, 2008 at 5:35 AM

Grunge Summit 2008: Part II

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Here is the second installment of the results from Grunge Summit 2008. I thought Tad Doyle (of TAD) and Chad Channing (of Nirvana’s early days) would be a good pair since I’m doing this in twos. Tadchad!

What Tad Doyle Had To Say

  1. * What is your current occupation?*
    I am a bookkeper for Flux, Inc. I occupy space and displace air or water depending on where I am.
  2. * Do people ever come up to you and ask for your autograph?*
    Yes they do. Sometimes they know who I am.
  3. * What do you think of the current state of music?*
    Love it. There is always plenty of fresh new bands to keep a guy like me busy and listening for a lifetime.
  4. * Name five albums you’ve been listening to lately.*
    1. Middian Age Eternal
    2. YOB The Unreal Never Lived
    3. Christ Punchers Psalms For A New Dark Age
    4. Celtic Frost Monotheist
  5. * When you meet new people, do you find that all they want to do is talk with you about grunge? Are you tired of talking about grunge?*
    I usually direct the conversation to other subjects.

What Chad Channing Had To Say

  1. * What is your current occupation?*
    musician/dad/landscaper 2 days a week
  2. * Do people ever come up to you and ask for your autograph?*
    yup
  3. * What do you think of the current state of music?*
    I think some of the best music being made will never get heard. Big labels buying out the little guys is killing music. Something has to give…just hope I’m around to hear/see it. Not sure what I think anymore.
  4. * Name five albums you’ve been listening to lately.*
    1. Portishead P3
    2. Amon Amarth Odin At Our Side
    3. MIA’s second record
    4. TATU’s second record
    5. Ween (anything)
  5. * When you meet new people, do you find that all they want to do is talk with you about grunge? Are you tired of talking about grunge?*
    Not really. Breifly if anything. Sometimes.

Hand and pen, drawing by Tad Doyle. House/car/stick figure/unidentified fly ing object by Chad Channing.


Posted by Sasha Morgan

FRI, APR 25, 2008 at 9:24 AM

SP20 Festival - Details

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As you have hopefully already read elsewhere here on the Sub Pop Interweb Tendency, we’re 20 this year. And, we plan to make kind of a nuisance of ourselves about it. More so than usual, even.

To celebrate the label’s twentieth birthday, Sub Pop will release a series of re-issues starting with Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff: Deluxe Edition (which, like their brand new album The Lucky Ones , comes out May 20, 2008), launch a limited run of the Sub Pop Singles Club (more on that soon-ish), and throw a series of over-the-top birthday parties for itself this summer.

Herewith the scoop on these birthday parties:

SP20 Comedy Show – Friday, July 11th at The Moore Theatre
with…

David Cross
Patton Oswalt
Eugene Mirman
Todd Barry
And Kristen Schaal will be hosting!

+Tickets to the SP20 Comedy Show are still available through TicketMaster here.+

Prohibited Items, Accessibility and other Moore Theatre FAQs

+Single-day tickets and 2-day passes for SP20 are still available through TicketMaster here!+

SP20 Festival – Saturday, July 12th at Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

Eric’s Trip
Seaweed
The Helio Sequence
Pissed Jeans
Fleet Foxes
The Fluid
Low
Mudhoney
The Vaselines
Iron and Wine
Flight of the Conchords

SP20 Festival – Sunday, July 13th at Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

The Ruby Suns
Grand Archives
Kinski
Foals
Les Thugs
No Age
Red Red Meat
Comets on Fire
Beachwood Sparks
Green River
Wolf Parade

+Single-day tickets and 2-day passes for SP20 are still available through TicketMaster here!+

You can also buy tickets for SP20 in person at the Marymoor Park Office between 9am and 4pm, Monday-Friday. You can also phone them at 206-205-3661 or email them at marymoorpark@kingcounty.gov to buy tickets and have them mailed to you. A fee of $8 per ticket supports maintenance and operations of King County Parks. There’s more info about all of this on the Concerts at Marymoor site.
There is also, at this same link info for those interested in carpooling to SP20!

Prohibited Items, Accessibility and other Marymoor Park FAQs

Getting to SP20 Festival

“SP20 at The Showbox – Saturday. July 12th, with…":http://events.showboxonline.com/calendar/view_entry.php?id=332&date=20080712

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth
The Gutter Twins
(show starts at 10pm)

“Tickets for SP20 at The Showbox are available through TicketMaster here!":http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F0040A5F0BD8392

It’s worth noting that all of the SP20-related events are benefits.
“Information on SP20 Beneficiaries is available here!":http://www.subpop.com/channel/news/sp20_who_gets_the_money


Posted by Chris Jacobs