A Smash Benefit: A Tribute To 35 Years Of Sub Pop
STG Presents & SMASH Welcomes

A Smash Benefit: A Tribute To Sub Pop

November 19, 2023 | The Moore Theatre

Event Notes

Sunday, November 19, 2023
Doors at 6:00 PM
Show at 7:00 PM

Reserved Floor & Balcony / General Admission 2nd Balcony
All Ages, Bar w/ Valid ID

Prices start from $30.00 (not including fees)

Get in, loser! We’re going to the SMASH Benefit: A Tribute to Sub Pop! Hailed as “one of Seattle’s best new concert traditions” by the Seattle Times, A SMASH Benefit is an incredibly special sell-out event held at the Moore Theatre every fall. The Benefit concert raises money to help SMASH provide access to healthcare for Puget Sound musicians.

This year SMASH is proud to pay tribute to the local iconic record label Sub Pop on November 19, 2023 at The Moore Theatre.

The 2023 line up includes:

  • Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie
  • Love Battery
  • Brittany Davis
  • Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver
  • Naked Giants
  • Eva Walker of The Black Tones
  • Small Paul
  • Molly Sides of Thunderpussy
  • Shaina Shepherd
  • Heavy Metal Marching Band
  • More to be announced

The SMASH Benefit 2023’s star-studded cast is curated by Sonic Guild.

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. Learn more about SMASH and our annual fundraising concert at SMASHTribute.com

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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