Chris Coyle

CBS Seattle

(from Sub Pop Facebook page)

Happy Birthday, Sub Pop!

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.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2013

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A ‘Suicide’ Watch Worth Watching: The SGs In Seattle

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.

KJAQ-FM–03/25/2013

The Troggs' 1966 single "Wild Thing" (image courtesy Fontana Records)

Troggs Singer Reg Presley Dies Of Cancer At 71

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.

CBS Seattle–02/05/2013

Mark Arm (photo credit: Emily Reiman)

Catching Up With Seattle’s Favorite Honey, Mark Arm

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.

CBS Seattle–01/28/2013

Rocket from the Crypt (photo courtesy Vagrant/Swami Records)

Rocket From The Crypt Makes Reunion Official With Europe Dates

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.

CBS Seattle–12/12/2012

the latest hint at an RFTC reunion posted on the band's Facebook page

Rocket From The Crypt Rising From The Dead?

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.

CBS Seattle–12/07/2012

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (courtesy J. Murray)

Meet The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: America’s Hardest-Working Rock ‘N’ Roll Band

New York City’s The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is back in the Emerald City on Tuesday, making a stop at The Crocodile.

CBS Seattle–11/08/2012

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