SUB POP U.S.A.: The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980–1988, by Bruce Pavitt
We’re thrilled to host a stop of Bruce Pavitt’s book tour. After an introduction to the book, we will have an opportunity for a Q&A, and then the thrill of a dance party dj’d by none other than K Records Founder, Calvin Johnson.
A night not to be missed!.
About the book.
“For over thirty years, Bruce Pavitt has been at the vanguard of popular culture, artistic trends, and ideas within the communities of the innovative alternative. The insight into this period of rock history could only have been delivered by Bruce, given the unique nature of his experience, vision, and voice.”—Kim Thayil, Soundgarden
“Sub Pop is the best index there is of American local independent scenes…imaginative and the writing is snappy and descriptive”—New Musical Express (NME), 1981
“We need diverse, regionalized, localized approaches to all forms of art, music, and politics…the most intense music, the most original ideas are coming out of scenes you don’t even know exist. Tomorrow’s pop is being realized today on small decentralized record labels that are interested in taking risks, not making money.”—Sub Pop #1, 1980
Bruce will read a bit from the book, then he and I will talk
about the fanzine and underground music from the ‘80s. A
Q&A session will ensue; before and after I’ll spin
some 45s from the era of the Subterranean Pop fanzine
(1980 – ’83). Perhaps people will dance. Could be a time.