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Sub Pop at 30: Charting the Legacy of the Seattle Sound

How Sub Pop, a scrappy independent record label with the slogan ‘Going Out of Business Since 1988’ established the ‘Seattle sound,’ weathered the volatile music business and continues to make its mark on the city--30 years and counting

This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue. Read more from the feature story here. Click here to subscribe. Like Kurt…

Gwendolyn Elliott

Sub Pop Employees Have Been Pulling Epic Pranks for 30 Years

Founded on April Fools’ Day, Sub Pop has taken the date to heart, pulling notorious pranks over the years. Here are a few classic examples

Sub Pop CEO Megan Jasper, the woman behind the legendary "Lexicon of Grunge"

Gwendolyn Elliott

The Sub Pop Timeline

A highly abridged version of the label’s notable cultural contributions

Soundgarden's first EP, 1987's "Screaming Life," was among Sub Pop's first releases

Gwendolyn Elliott

Where to Kayak in Seattle

And six places in the city where you can rent a kayak

This article is part of the cover story for the August 2018 issue. Find more from the story here. Click here to subscribe. With…

Austin Iverson

Take a Self-Guided Tour of Seattle’s Sub Pop Sights

Bone up on your Sub Pop history with this tour of the city’s label-affiliated sights

MoPOP's exhibit "Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses"

Gwendolyn Elliott

Beginner’s Guide to Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Puget Sound

Take a stand to experience the Northwest in a whole new way

Give it a try: A calm day on Puget Sound can be a good place to try stand-up paddleboarding

Austin Iverson