Twenty-five years ago today, Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman turned a reoccurring fanzine and mix tape collection into an underground, Pacific Northwest record label. After a quarter century of spikes, booms, financial plunges, cooky artwork, and music from all over the globe, Seattle’s independent record label Sub Pop is a household name among record collectors and bands across the planet.
On Saturday, Wallingford’s Comics Dungeon is being graced with an amatory display of “dark” beauty as members of the world-famous Suicide Girls will be signing copies of their new book, Hard Girls, Soft Light.
Reg Presley, whose raunchy, suggestive voice powers this paean to teenage lust, died Monday after a year-long struggle with lung cancer that had forced him and the band into reluctant retirement, his agent Keith Altham announced on Facebook late Monday night. He was 71.
The Mudhoney frontman talks with CBS Seattle about the February 2nd show with Tacoma’s legendary band The Sonics, the new Mudhoney album coming out on Sub Pop in April and the joys of listening to Scott Vanderpool on KZOK.
The teasing is over for the strong, dedicated — incredibly anxious — fan base of San Diego’s soul-punk-“you name it” band Rocket from the Crypt. Frontman Speedo (also known as John Reis) announced via Facebook and Swami Records (his record label) that the hiatus is over and the band will be playing five shows in Europe.
San Diego-based, brass-blaring rock ‘n’ roll ensemble Rocket from the Crypt has been teasing fans for weeks through a series of Facebook pictures that all but confirm the band’s seven-year absence from the club circuit is coming to an end. The latest image shows the band’s infamous rocket logo launching from San Diego into five European countries.
New York City’s The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is back in the Emerald City on Tuesday, making a stop at The Crocodile.