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Still losers!Josh Bis

Sub Pop Records celebrated its 30th birthday in West Seattle last weekend with live sets from label stalwarts such as Beach House, clipping., Father John Misty, Fastbacks, METZ, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, and Wolf Parade. KEXP streamed the whole fucking thing here. Some photos of the bands, crowds, and scenery from SPF30 below.

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Seattle Office of Film + Music director Kate Becker reads a proclamation from Mayor Jenny Durkan announcing August 11 as Sub Pop day. Sub Pop CEO Megan f*cking Jasper and Sub Pop cofounder Bruce Pavitt are in the back. Josh Bis

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METZ's guitarist creates the noise of summer. Josh Bis

Clipping
METZ's bassist is dressed to impress. Josh Bis

Metz
METZ fan grins and Buffetts. Josh Bis

Metz
Who could've predicted a free music festival in the summer on a beach would cause such a clusterfuck? Josh Bis

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This kid's gonna be in a rad Hardly Art band someday. Josh Bis

Clipping
clipping.'s Daveed Diggs emphatically refuses to cover "Baby Got Back." Josh Bis

Clipping
Diggs took getting passed over for a role in Sorry to Bother You in stride. Josh Bis

Clipping
Diggs hands out some high fives for crowd participation. Josh Bis

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Fastbacks
Fastbacks: It's a Bloch party now! Josh Bis

Fastbacks
Fastbacks' Kim Warnick gives a fan the thrill of a lifetime. Josh Bis

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It was a fine day for cloud rap. Josh Bis

Hot Snakes
Hot Snakes' Rick Froberg had to be wondering why Drive Like Jehu never got signed by Sub Pop. Josh Bis

Hot Snakes
Hot Snakes Reis to the occasion. Josh Bis

Shabazz Palaces
Shabazz Palaces: The crowd went wild when Ish broke into "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Josh Bis

Shabazz Palaces
Shabazz Palaces' Tendai Maraire, hiphop's foremost conga player, sees red. Josh Bis

Shabazz Palaces
Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler is still celebrating his Stranger Genius Award. Josh Bis

Shabazz Palaces
Shabazz Palaces generated enough bass frequencies for three Bumbershoots. Josh Bis

Mudhoney
Mudhoney—still sick after all these years. Josh Bis

Mudhoney
Some of these Mudhoney fans are still trying to get home from SPF30. Josh Bis

Wolf Parade
Wolf Parade were a lot of people's consensus favorite of SPF30. Josh Bis

Wolf Parade
Wolf Parade fans make some motherfucking noise. Josh Bis

Beach House
Beach House provided a gorgeous, mellow sundown soundtrack. Josh Bis

Beach House
Beach House. Josh Bis

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Father John Misty
Father John Misty, contemplating his next tweet. Josh Bis

Father John MIsty
Father John Misty: "Oh no no no I'm a rocket man/Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone." Josh Bis

Father John Misty
Father John Misty has second thoughts about leaving Fleet Foxes. Josh Bis

Alki
Seattle from Alki Beach. Josh Bis

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