Break out those
flannels and Docs, kids, and party like it’s, uh, 1989…
By Blurt Staff
Next week in Seattle
it will essentially be SUBPOPattle — the venerable record label’s much-touted
20th anniversary will be marked by a series of concerts and other
events. Not only will current Sub Pop acts like Flight of the Conchords,
Mudhoney, Iron and Wine, Fleet Foxes, Kinski and Wolf Parade be performing,
several key early Sub Pop combos will be reuniting for the bash — among them,
Green River and The Fluid.
There’s also a special comedy night, an oral history presentation about
the label and a Sub Pop deface-the-Space-Needle happening. Below you can read
the latest info direct from the label.
BLURT will be on hand too: our Seattle
correspondent Gillian G. Gaar will be filing daily reports from ground zero, so
watch this space for the details as they unfold.
From Sub Pop:
On the eve of a
full week which Sub Pop Records has devoted to celebrating 20 years of Sub Pop
Records, the Seattle
label is herewith announcing further details on its related events, releases
and commemorative intoxicants. We have added Obits and the Constantines to the
SP20 Festival lineup (full revelry schedule below – DAY ONE SOLD OUT!), created
a beer in our own honor, chosen the beneficiaries of the various SP20
revelries, made plans to deface a classic Seattle landmark, and also
re-launched the much-loved Sub Pop Singles Club! Self-absorbed? Maybe. But,
it’s our birthday.
LOSER PALE ALE
Celebrating 20 years of celebrating Sub Pop Records, with beer.
Specifically this beer: Brewed with Pale, Munich,
Cara-hell malts. Elysian Brewery’s Head Brewer, Dick Cantwell, created this
special blend to be sold on draft at all SP20 events, as well as in bottles at
select Pacific Northwest stores.
All of the bands/artists/comedians participating in our various 20th
anniversary revelries have agreed to play for free in the hopes of raising a
bunch of money to give to a bunch of worthwhile organizations. Herewith the
list of these organizations:
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society/ Farm
Sanctuary/ National Coalition for Homeless Veterans/ The 924 Gilman Street Project/
Knowmore.org/ The Children’s Garden
Network/ Kiva – micro-lending/ Mr.
Holland’s Opus Foundation/ Red Cross International Response Fund/ Radio 1190/ The Katharine House
Hospice/ The Bridge School/ The
Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation/ Free
the West Memphis Three/ The Darcy Davidson Cancer Fund/ Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery/
First Place/ Northwest Film Forum/
The Maasai Cultural Foundation/ 826
Boston/ The Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation/ Lance Armstrong Foundation/ Hope for the Warriors/ National Multiple Sclerosis Society/
Accelerated Cure Project/ PAWS/
National Breast Cancer Foundation/ Emergency
Food Network/ The Bellur Trust/ Head
& Hands/ KEXP
For more information visit: http://www.subpop.com/channel/news/sp20_who_gets_the_money
THURSDAY – JULY 10, 2008
Seattle Institutions Unite in Celebration of Seattle and Its Institutions! Sub
Pop will professionally deface THE ACTUAL SPACE NEEDLE with some wildly
expensive, professionally designed by professionals, self-congratulatory
@ 12 PM (Space Needle – 203
6th Ave N)
Oral History Live! An Evening w/ Sub Pop Founders Bruce Pavitt & Jonathan
Poneman @ 7 PM (JBL Theater at EMP|SFM – 325 5th Avenue North)
Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman celebrate 20 years of the
label’s history by sharing their experiences from their early days releasing
Soundgarden and Nirvana, to present success with bands like The Shins and The
Postal Service. Jacob McMurray, senior curator at EMP|SFM, will conduct the
interview. Free to EMP|SFM members and The Recording Academy members; $5
general public, 206.770.2702 or 1.877.EMP.SFM1.
FRIDAY – JULY 11, 2008
SP20 Comedy Show
@ 8 PM (Moore Theatre – 1932 Second Avenue)
David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, and host Kristen Schaal
will, we’re hoping, devote some of their material to jokes at Sub Pop’s
expense. We’re hoping this mostly so we can steal these jokes and use them
ourselves later. Whatever the content of their sets, these are all experienced,
comedy professionals and you should plan accordingly. Tickets for SP20
Comedy Show on sale now at Moore Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster
outlets, at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 206.628.0888.
JULY 12, 2008
@ 11 AM (Marymoor
Park – Redmond, WA)
Flight of the Conchords / Iron & Wine/ The Vaselines/ Mudhoney/ Low/ The
Fluid/ Fleet Foxes/ Pissed Jeans/ The Helio Sequence/ Seaweed/ Eric’s Trip/ Constantines/ Obits! THIS
SHOW IS SOLD OUT!!
Gutter Twins, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth (Feat. Tad Doyle)
@ 9 PM (The Showbox at the Market – 1426 1st Ave Seattle)
Advance tickets available at Showbox at the Market Box Office, open Monday
through Friday, 11am to 6pm, $2.00 service charge per ticket, CASH ONLY.
Tickets also available through Ticketmaster outlets, at Ticketmaster.com or by
SUNDAY – JULY 13, 2008
@ 11 AM (Marymoor Park – Redmond, WA)
Wolf Parade/ Green River/ Beachwood Sparks/ Comets on Fire/ Red Red Meat/ No
Age/ Les Thugs/ Foals/ Kinski/ TBA/ Grand Archives/ The Ruby Suns
Tickets for Sunday at the SP20 Festival on sale now at
Ticketmaster outlets, at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 206.628.0888.
The Fluid; (middle) Green River