Seattle grunge rockers Mudhoney will be the next in line to perform atop a building, Beatles’ style. To kick off the 25th anniversary celebration of Sub Pop (their label), they will perform on the Space Needle in Seattle on July 11 for the whole city to hear. Get ready for grunge to fly high all the way from 605 feet in the air.
According to Examiner, the band will be “safely tethered on the top of the famous Seattle landmark playing the music that made the city famous in the early ‘90s.” The performance will be broadcast over the radio, but details regarding that have yet to be announced. August 16 will see another Seattle performance from the band (who are busy touring), this time on land at the Mural Amphitheater.
It’s quite a tall idea, one that could very well be inspired by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ recent performance on a different skyline. Either way, they seem fitting to take on the task considering their contributions to the label. Mudhoney’s lead singer, Mark Arm, inadvertently named the genre in a joke letter to a local zine by describing one of his previous bands’ sound as being “pure grunge”. Sub Pop later picked up the phrase to describe another one of his bands, Green River, as being “Ultra loose GRUNGE that destroyed the morals of a generation”.
It’s just a week away now, so stay tuned to hear more about the radio broadcast of the performance!