14 July 2008

Sub Pop Turns 20

Proof That Seattle Hasn't Been Taken Over Yet By Yuppies (photo by Josh)

The Space Needle flew the Sub Pop flag, which is a fitting icon for Seattle's cultural heritage. While grunge can't solely be attributed to Sub Pop records, it was definitely a key catalyst. I spent the better part of the day lounging around at the SP20 Festival, which celebrated 20 years of Sub Pop not going out of business. I don't recognize new bands these days, but it was pretty cool (yeah, yeah, I'm getting old). I remember when grunge first started getting big, and here's a Nirvana flashback for ya (Bleach was released on Sub Pop).