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.
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.
Nordstrom taps into the triad of fashion, music and the Northwest with the Seattle Music Project. To celebrate the history of Seattle’s music scene, Nordstrom will unveil an in-store photo exhibit showcasing iconic Seattle musicians. Noted music photographer, Lance Mercer and a team of Nordstrom stylists will curate the exhibit on display at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle from September 21-30.
It drove around the Melvins and grunge rock legend Kurt Cobain, and now this unique piece of rock history can take up space in your garage.