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Sub Pop takes over Seattle {7/11-13}

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You've likely heard the news, but just in case you've been on a media / internet fast or something: Sub Pop is taking over Seattle, with a couple of ginormous events around town in honor of their 25th anniversary {aka their Silver Jubilee}. There's a lot of details to get to, so we're going to jump right in...

Today {Thursday} // Mudhoney, The Space Needle

{Mudhoney}

Yep, you read that right. Not only is Mudhoney playing on top of the motherfucking Space Needle, KEXP will be broadcasting live today from noon - 5:30p from the observation deck -- the first live broadcast from the Space Needle, ever! Leading up to the performance, there are a bunch of excellent in-studios and interviews scheduled too. Check out the schedule, and tune in:

12:30p: Interview with producer Jack Endino
1:00p: Sera Cahoone
1:30p: Interview with photographer Charles Peterson
2:15p: Interview with Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil
3:00p: J. Mascis
4:00p: Interview with label founder Bruce Pavitt
5:00p: Mudhoney

We heard on the Morning Show today that Charles Peterson will be shooting Mudhoney from a god damn helicopter. More information at KEXP here, where you can also find a link to a live video stream later today. Killer!

Tomorrow {Friday} // Jonathan Meiburg, Columbia City Theater

While this isn't going to be an official Silver Jubilee event, it's going to be an excellent show, and you should absolutely make it part of your Sub Pop-themed weekend {so long as you don't already have tickets to the Silver Jubil-Eve Comedy Thing}: Jonathan Meiburg (of Shearwater) will be playing at Columbia City Theater (!!!) and we're so excited, we can barely contain ourselves.

Somehow, tickets are still available for the show -- they're TEN DOLLARS, you guys -- pick yours up here, and PS, be sure to get to the show in time for the second band on the lineup, Brass Bed. They're not a Sub Pop band, and have nothing to do with the Jubilee, but the single off their upcoming release, "A Bullet For You," has been on heavy rotation in the imaginary offices of late. We're betting they'll be an excellent precursor to some solo Shearwater vibes:

{Saturday} // Sub Pop Jubilee, Georgetown

Okay, here's the meat and potatoes: the Jubilee itself will be taking place all day and all night Saturday in what's arguably one of Seattle's best neighborhoods, and the whole entire thing is f-r-e-e FREE. In addition to the bands scheduled to perform, the Georgetown Mega Mart will be open {6003 12th Avenue South, open through July 21st}, Fantagraphics Bookstore will have Sub Pop-related art and artifacts, along with a panel discussion at 1p; and a photography show by the one and only Charles Peterson will be taking place at All City Coffee. Here's the full lineup for the day with stage names // locations:

Sub Stage // S. Homer St.

1:30p: Shearwater
2:30p: King Tuff
3:45p: Pissed Jeans
5:00p: METZ
6:00p: J. Mascis
7:15p: Mudhoney
8:30p: Built to Spill

Pop Stage // S. Vale St.

3:00p: clipping.
4:10p: The Baptist Generals
5:20p: Shabazz Palaces
6:30p: Greg Dulli
7:45p: Father John Misty

Elysian Stage // S. Lucile St. overpass

1:00p: David Buhler
2:00p: The Tom Price Desert Classic
3:00p: Jack Endino's Earthworm
4:00p: Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth
5:00p: The Catheters
6:15p: Chad Van Gaalen
7:30p: TBA

Hardly Art sideshow // The Mix, 6006 12th Ave S.

9:30p: Hausu
10:30p: Protomartyr
11:30p: Deep Time
12:30p: TBA

Have an excellent Sub Pop-flavored weekend, everybody! We'll see you out around town.

What an amazing celebration it has been so far. It blew my mind to listen to KEXP broadcasting Sub Pop bands playing on TOP of the Space Needle.

I hope folks keep posting photos of the view atop the Space Needle to facebook so I can live (safely) vicariously!!!

Liz, I was listening to that yesterday and even watched a little of the live youtube stream of the Sera Cahoone set. It looked so nerve racking, and kind of windy. This Saturday is going to be pretty sweet; I'm trying to guess who or what those TBA's are going to be. Maybe Sunny Day Real Estate? Maybe Fleet Foxes? Those might be a little unlikely but who knows?!

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