February 05 2020
Sub Pop Records, Founder
When Bruce Pavitt quit his day job to set up Sub Pop on 1 April 1988, there was more than a hint of the April fool in his company motto, ‘Going out of business since 1988’. Not many people believed that the tiny Seattle company, which grew out of Bruce’s homegrown zine, would get anywhere. There was certainly no profit to be made from running an indie label in what was then a cultural backwater way off the beaten track in north west US. When Pavitt comes to by:Larm 2020, we will hear about his journey from pasting up fanzines to running one of the world’s most uber-hip labels. We’ll hear about the long process of raising Seattle’s profile from Hicksville to music metropolis. And of course we’ll hear some crazy grunge anecdotes straight from the man who signed Nirvana in 1989.
Bruce Pavitt will participate in:
Going Out of Business Since 1988: Bruce Pavitt (Sub Pop) in conversation (EN)