To celebrate their 25th anniversary (wow, do we feel old), Sub Pop Records is throwing a massive concert this Saturday that will shut down an entire street in Seattle. The mini-festival will feature performances from the label’s esteemed roster, a comedy showcase, as well as a panel discussion covering the early days of Sub Pop with co-founders Jonathan Poneman and Bruce Pavitt. Via Rolling Stone:
The venerable label is even closing down a major Seattle road for the all-day festival, featuring performances from Built to Spill, long-time Sub Pop act Mudhoney, J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs, among others. Poneman promised the festival will be a “quintessentially Seattle experience” for locals and visitors who are coming from around the world. He noted he measures the Sub Pop anniversary milestone from 1988, when he and co-founder Bruce Pavitt started to run the label full-time.
“We’re just gonna play songs,” says Mark Arm, vocalist-guitarist of Mudhoney. “Nothing too insane. We’re not gonna be pulling frogs out of our asses or anything.”
Oh, bummer. Well, since Sub Pop is still an integral part of the Seattle music scene, we still recommend going – even if you won’t be treated to any amphibious foreplay.