Sub Pop & Hardly Art
Best of 2016

Stefan Goldby

Artist Direct

COO & General Manager

Top Ten random year one moments for a Seattle-area newcomer

  • The realization that you can just walk from venue to venue around downtown.

  • 29 types of local cider.

  • Fantastic local radio stations, both public and commercial.

  • Using Twin Peaks shooting locations as an excuse for exploration - hello Everett/Poulsbo/North Bend etc

  • Sounders home games and parades. Fight… and win!

  • Functional, useful, everyday public transport.

  • Walking around in the rain, seeing most things are built to make it not a big deal (unlike England)

  • Pike Place Market turning out to be a great market, not just a tourist trap (but don’t go on the weekend)

  • Neighbors with oyster beds.

  • Seeing newly snow-covered mountains through momentary breaks in the clouds.

  • Soundtrack to year from Beyonce, Tacocat, Iggy Pop, Tribe Called Quest, Avalanches, Lilly Wolf, Run The Jewels, Car Seat Headrest, Jagwar Ma, Sleaford Mods, Deap Vally & Kate Tempest.