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Watch Big Brother’s Ridiculous Grunge-Themed Competition

As someone who obsessively (and sorta regretfully) followed Big Brother for about eight years, I can say without hesitation that pretty much all of their competitions are shit. The producers don’t have the tirelessly mapped-out expertise of The Amazing Race or the luxury of exotic locales like Survivor — they’re pretty much limited to a… More »

By: James Rettig / July 22, 2015 - 5:58 pm

Mudhoney’s Guy Maddison Discusses His Day Job As A Registered Nurse

Mudhoney have been around for over two decades and released nine albums, but that doesn’t mean the whole band can (or wants to) quit their day jobs. Bassist Guy Maddison — who has been with the band since 2001 — works as a registered nurse and splits his time between that and playing with the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Inside The New Sub Pop Record Store At Seattle-Tacoma Airport

“Hey, hey, hey! Hello and welcome to Seatte-Tacoma International Airport!” says Quincy Jones, prerecorded and played back over the airport’s overhead announcement system. Linger inside long enough and you’ll hear Jerry Cantrell announce that smoking is not allowed (“Major bummer, dude”) and Ben Gibbard encourage travelers to connect to SeaTac’s free WiFi. More »

By: Jonathan Zwickel / May 2, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Watch Members Of Soundgarden & Mudhoney Join Pearl Jam’s Tour Closer In Seattle

On Friday night, Pearl Jam closed out their North American tour with a hometown performance at Seattle’s Key Arena — their first show in the city in four years. For their encore, PJ were joined onstage by Mark Arm and Steve Turner of Mudhoney (who opened the show) and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil for a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 9, 2013 - 10:38 am

Watch Mudhoney’s Mark Arm On The Soup

This is a big day for random TV appearances from frontmen of legendary Pacific Northwest underground rock bands. First, it was the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne on some local news show. Now, it’s Mudhoney leader Mark Arm on The Soup. Arm showed up on the E! Network pop-ephemera snarkfest a little while ago to assist Joel… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2013 - 12:22 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It’s not on this week’s list, but this might be a good place to acknowledge director Hannah Lux Davis’s video for the willfully ridiculous Mike Will Made It/Miley Cyrus/Wiz Khalifa/Juicy J single “23.” Michael Jordan is the most iconic and universally beloved athlete in my living memory, and here we have a video that reduce… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2013 - 1:02 pm

Mudhoney – “The Only Son Of The Widow From Nain” Video

If you enjoyed the awesome single-shot video for Mudhoney’s “I Like It Small” from earlier this year, well here’s another one for “The Only Son Of The Widow From Nain.” The video is like a B-movie condensed to just a few entertaining minutes, with lots of things that would be creepy in theory, but end… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Watch Nirvana’s Shoutout Video For Confused Virginia Tech Mascot

Yesterday, on their Tumblr, Sub Pop Records published a letter (above) they received from a slightly clueless (but enthusiastic!) Virginia Tech student/homecoming candidate/mascot “wondering if Nirvana would send a quick video to us that we could include in our video collage” for homecoming. It would be “great publicity” for Nirvana, noted the student, as they… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 25, 2013 - 11:27 am

Watch Mudhoney Perform Live Atop Seattle’s Space Needle

As part of the Silver Jubliee Festival Seattle radio station KEXP has teamed up with Sub Pop to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary in a truly awesome fashion — live performances on the top of the west cost landmark The Space Needle. The major performance is Mudhoney at 5pm PST, but tune in a little… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 11, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Watch Mudhoney Play Fallon

The last time Mudhoney appeared on network TV, it was 18 years ago, and Seattle’s grunge wave was in its dying throes. So credit these guys with sticking around long enough to return to the very same show, NBC’s Late Night, lo these many years later. When the band played their recent single “I LikeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2013 - 10:05 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

You know how I’ve been threatening to get weird with this column, to start including late-night performances and whatever other random bits of music-related video that might find their way on this site? This is the week the universe decided to call my bluff, since the one of the best pieces of music-related video, if… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 5, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Mudhoney – “I Like It Small” Video

Yesterday was Sub Pop’s 25th birthday. In some respects, it’s hard to believe it’s only been 25 years. By way of comparison, Saddle Creek Records will turn 20 this year, and as far as my cultural awareness is concerned, Saddle Creek still seems like a relatively new entity, while Sub Pop feels like it’s bee… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 2, 2013 - 10:59 am

Mudhoney – “I Like It Small”

Scuzzed-up punk lifers and Sub Pop OGs Mudhoney will release Vanishing Point, their new album, next month, and early track “I Like It Small,” about loving tiny and unpopular things, is a pretty amazing indicator that this band’s whole thing remains undiminished by the ravages of time. It’s a slurry and sardonic proto-grunge assault with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Singles Soundtrack Turns 20

Singles was the second movie written and directed by Cameron Crowe. It’s an amiable rom-com starring Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgwick, and some say a great movie, but is most notable because it was filmed and set in Seattle, 1991, just as that city’s musical subculture was about to explode.

In the book… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 28, 2012 - 11:38 am

Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It’s ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY ’80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher’s: The faded Catskills resort’s crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn’t expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am

10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept. A decade later the album-recreation bit has become another salable gimmick for non-ATP acts trading on nostalgia to line their post-prime coffers, and even ATP has on occasion conferred the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Stooges, Sleep Set For ATPNY 2010

Over Labor Day weekend (9/3-9/5) Iggy and his Stooges do Raw Power, Sleep climb Holy Mountain (!), and you’ll spot Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff at good ol’ Kutsher’s. More at ATP. More »

By: brandon / November 20, 2009 - 1:03 pm

75% Reunited Soundgarden + Tad Doyle = TADGarden

Which makes sense since the man that’s missing is the one at 25% his former glory (generous!). This went down last night at the Seattle stop of Tom Morello’s Justice Tour, which in the midst of evoking anger and justice for the price of a concert ticket, last night featuring Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, Steve Earle,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 25, 2009 - 5:59 pm

New Stephen Malkmus Video – “Gardenia”

Portland Filmmaker Dan Woods got a bunch of sorta-familiar indie rockers to sing “Gardenia,” which is a fine backup plan when Stephen Malkmus is too much of a Jick to show up to his own video shoot. (J/K, Stevie.) Fortunately Portland is an indie rock theme park and a proven breeding round for fun name-that-cameoMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2008 - 3:20 pm
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