Published Nov 24, 2010On October 24, Sub Pop vice-president of sales and director of marketing Andy Kotowicz died following a car accident in Seattle. He was 37 and is survived by his wife Jocelyn Boyea and their daughter Anna. Now, a number of high-profile musicians have rallied together to hold an auction and two concerts in honour of their friend, with all proceeds going to Kotowicz's family.
The auction is taking place at CharityBuzz.com and includes signed memorabilia from the Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Cee-Lo Green, Muse, Band of Horses, Conan O'Brien, the Monkees and more. Other items include a rare White Stripes single, a copy of the Dead Weather's triple-decker record and a Bon Iver test pressing. Two Pearl Jam items were previously up for sale, but have already been sold.
Check out the auction here.
If you want to donate to Kotowicz's family but can't afford any of the auction items, you can do so here.
For the memorial concerts, one will be held in Seattle and one in Ypsilanti, MI (near to where Kotowicz was born). The Seattle concert will take place on December 4 at Showbox at the Market and will feature Pissed Jeans, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Wolf Eyes and more. Tickets are available here.
The Ypsilanti show will be at the Savoy and feature Secret Twins, Rogue Satellites and others. Pick up tickets here.