Pearl Jam Member Announces Sub Pop Concert

Seattle’s iconic Moore Theatre is about to witness the magic as the SMASH Benefit returns this fall, and this year, it’s all about celebrating the legendary Sub Pop Records. Heralded as “one of Seattle’s best new concert traditions” by the Seattle Times, the SMASH Benefit is not just a musical extravaganza but a sell-out event with a heartwarming cause – raising funds to provide essential healthcare access for Puget Sound musicians.

On November 19, 2023, music enthusiasts are in for a treat as the SMASH Benefit takes center stage, spotlighting the influential imprint of Sub Pop Records on the Seattle music scene. The Moore Theatre will play host to an impressive lineup that reads like a who’s who of the local music scene, promising an unforgettable night of live performances and musical tributes.

The star-studded bill for this year’s SMASH Benefit includes an eclectic mix of artists, each paying homage to the distinctive Sub Pop sound. Among the headliners are Matt Cameron, whose rhythmic mastery has graced bands like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and Jake Snider, known for his work with the dynamic Minus the Bear. Mark Pickerel, RUB, Ben Gibbard, Sea Lemon, Naked Giants, Molly Sides, Brittany Davis, Ian Moore, Jessica Dobson, Eva Walker, Shaina Shepherd, Small Paul, TezaTalks, and Love Battery complete the stellar cast set to grace the Moore Theatre stage.

The choice to honor Sub Pop Records adds an extra layer of significance to an already esteemed event. Sub Pop, a label that has been a cornerstone of the Seattle music scene since its inception, has played a pivotal role in shaping the sound of the city and beyond. From groundbreaking grunge acts to indie rock sensations, Sub Pop’s influence is immeasurable, and the SMASH Benefit seeks to pay a fitting tribute to this musical institution.

As fans eagerly anticipate the musical journey that awaits them on November 19th, the SMASH Benefit not only promises an electrifying showcase but also serves as a testament to the power of music to make a positive impact. By supporting this event, attendees are not just treated to an unforgettable night but also contribute to SMASH’s mission of ensuring that Puget Sound musicians have access to the healthcare they need.

So, mark your calendars, secure your tickets, and get ready to dive into the rich tapestry of Sub Pop’s legacy at the SMASH Benefit. It’s not just a concert; it’s a celebration of Seattle’s musical heritage and a heartfelt gesture of support for the talented individuals who make the city’s music scene thrive. Get in, music lovers – we’re going to the SMASH Benefit!

About Dustin Schumacher

Dustin is a reporter for Desperate Times that loves all forms of music ranging from Disco to Grunge to Hardcore to Rap and Pop music. DJ is also a musician. Dustin's hobbies include bodybuilding, fashion, fragrances, and watching professional wrestling. His favorite band is Alice In Chains. Dustin has reported for Alternative Nation, Britpopnews, and Wrestling-Edge. You can contact us at Desperate Times at grungereport

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