Father, husband, label man, and music lover Andy Kotowicz, 37, tragically lost his life over a month ago. The Sub Pop VP of Sales and Director of Marketing left behind a city of music and a community of friends. In honor of Andy’s legacy, three benefit concerts are planned to take place tomorrow night, Dec. 4th, at the Showbox in Seattle, Dec. 8th, as well as at The Savoy in Andy’s hometown, Ypsilanti, MI, and on Dec. 10th at the Pour House in Charelston, SC. Proceeds go towards the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation. Here are the absolutely wonderful lineups:
Saturday, 12/4: The Showbox at the Market $20:
Shabazz Palaces, Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Wolf Eyes, Pissed Jeans, Mudhoney, A Frames/AFCGT, and Michael Yonkers (get tickets)
Wednesday, 12/8: The Savoy in Ypsilanti, MI $5
Secret Twins, Rogue Satellites, City Center, Swimsuit, Powerteam, and Everybody’s In (get tickets)
Friday, 12/10: The Pour in Charelston, SC $25
Ben Bridwell (of Band of Horses) & Friends performing as Birdsmell, Holopaw (get tickets)
If you can’t make it out but still want to help, there are a few other opportunities. The Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation is holding an online auction featuring lust-worthy collectibles, autographs, and vinyl. Get your bid on here.
And, of course, if you don’t have the bones for a $2,500 Soundgarden guitar, you can donate using PayPal or make checks payable to the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation. Send them to:
Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation
c/o Sub Pop Records
2013 Fourth Ave., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98121
Last but not least, that darn giveaway we got you so excited about. Our wonderful friends at Sub Pop put together a package of CDs (Shabazz Palaces, Michael Yonkers), vinyl (Fruit Bats, Pissed Jeans, Wolf Eyes, AFCGT), and a 7″ autographed by Mudhoney! To win, simply leave a comment on the KEXP’s Facebook fanpage post regarding the contest. Good Luck! And remember to go out and enjoy some great music for an even greater cause!!