Coming This Saturday: Sub Pop Records Silver Jubilee

The Nordstrom Men’s Shop is extremely proud to be a sponsor of Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee. Dubbed, fittingly, by Sub Pop as “A 25th Anniversary Public Display of Affection,” the proceedings set to occur this Saturday, July 13, in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, promise not only to be a super fun (and loud, and FREE) party—but also a culmination and public observance of what continues to make music in our Northwest neck of the woods so great: the bands, the fans, and in large part, a small but massively influential record label called Sub Pop.

Founded in Seattle in 1987 by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Sub Pop was the original home to Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney—bands that defined the musical and cultural landscape of the 1990s, and continue to be relevant today. Twenty-five years later, proud of but never pigeonholed by quote-unquote “grunge,” Sub Pop continues to release visionary, genre-bending, top-selling music: from Shabazz Palaces’ abstract hip-hop to Father John Misty’s deviant folk to METZ’s kinetic noise rock.

Here, some of Sub Pop’s “elder statesmen”—Jack Endino, Mark Arm, Kim Thayil, and Tad Doyle—offer a heartfelt, vaguely accurate account of this Saturday’s upcoming events and performance lineup [click the image to watch the video]:

The full lineup (as of now) is below. Note the “more to be announced” part at the end. Any lip-readers in the house? Any guesses what Mr. Tad Doyle emphatically mouthed during the inaudible portion of the video above?

Built to Spill
J Mascis
Greg Dulli
Shabazz Palaces
Father John Misty
Pissed Jeans
The Baptist Generals
King Tuff
Chad VanGaalen
Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (feat. Tad Doyle)
Endino’s Earthworm (feat. Jack Endino)
And, of course, more TBA…

[UPDATE: Sub Pop has released a
complete schedule with specific set times.]

Men’s Shop Daily will be there in person, sipping local beer, sampling food carts, digging in crates, and of course catching all the shows. Watch for exclusive interviews and photo portfolios of the bands and key Sub Pop personnel in the weeks to come—by Robin Stein, one of our favorite photographers, and Andrew Matson, a music and culture writer for publications including NPR, The Seattle Times, and The Stranger.

In the meantime, to learn more about Sub Pop and this Saturday’s
FREE Silver Jubilee event, visit Sub Pop’s official website.

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