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Sun, Nov 19


The Moore Theatre

Smash Benefit: A Tribute To 35 Years Of Sub Pop

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Smash Benefit: A Tribute To 35 Years Of Sub Pop
Smash Benefit: A Tribute To 35 Years Of Sub Pop

Time & Location

Nov 19, 6:00 PM – Nov 20, 10:00 PM

The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

About the event

Hailed as “one of Seattle’s best new concert traditions” by the Seattle Times, A SMASH Benefit is an incredibly special evening held at the Moore Theatre to raise money to keep musicians healthy by providing free and low-cost healthcare and wellness services. This year SMASH pays tribute to local legendary record label, Sub Pop.

Past performers include Dave Matthews, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Peter Buck, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Ben Gibbard, The Head & The Heart, Deep Sea Diver, The Black Tones, The Smokey Brights, Shaina Shepherd, Shelby Earl, Naked Giants, and Erik Howke of Portugal The Man. 2023’s star-studded cast curated by Sonic Guild is to be announced soon.

ABOUT SMASH: SMASH helps Seattle's low- and limited-income working musicians stay healthy by providing access to free and low-cost medical, dental, and mental health services, plus support for navigating the complicated and frustrating healthcare system. Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID 81-1717061. 

ABOUT SUBPOP: Founded by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman in 1988, Sub Pop Records is a medium-sized independent record label based in Seattle, WA. With early releases by Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, and TAD, the label is often associated with something called “the grunge movement.” Exploitation of this association has frequently proven financially fruitful. Later years saw record album releases from such moderately-to-somewhat-well-known artists as: Sebadoh, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Murder City Devils, The Shins, Iron and Wine, The Postal Service, Band of Horses, Flight of the Conchords, Fleet Foxes, Sleater-Kinney, Beach House, Washed Out, Shabazz Palaces, The Head and the Heart, Weyes Blood, and Father John Misty, among many other very talented and deserving artists whose managers will be contacting them shortly about inclusion in the preceding list. Not content to rest on their laurels with that deeply impressive roster of talent, Sub Pop has also boldly stumbled into the realm of fully intentional comedy with releases by David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Flight of the Conchords, Eugene Mirman, Jon Benjamin, Sarah Silverman, and soundtracks from Bob's Burgers.

At Sub Pop Records, it is their intent to market and sell the recorded music (and related merchandise) of artists whose music some shifting definition of “they” really and truly love. They mean to represent these artists as faithfully and diligently as possible and hold out hope that this is enough for us to remain solvent in the face of the well-documented collapse of the music industry at large. They also enjoy laughter, good times and the company of friends.

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