From our friends at Sub Pop Records, home of Philadelphia’s Pissed Jeans—whom Kotowicz originally brought to the label. (Make Major Moves spoke with Pissed Jeans singer Matt Korvette a couple of weeks ago):
Seattle, WA – On October 24, 2010, Sub Pop Records’ VP of Sales, Director of Marketing, and remarkable friend Andy Kotowicz died as a result of injuries he suffered in a terrible car accident three nights previous. He was 37 years old and he is dearly, profoundly missed. The Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation was established in an effort to help provide for Andy’s wife Jocelyn and his young daughter Anna. An auction on CharityBuzz.com featuring items from Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Muse, The Simpsons and more is open for bidding now until December 14th. In addition to the auction a concert is scheduled for December 4th at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market with performances by many of the bands Andy worked with at Sub Pop as an A&R representative. Finally, there will be a benefit show held on December 8th, Andy’s birthday, in his hometown of Ann Arbor/Ypsi.
These shows and events, the wide array of auction items collected below, all are partial testament to the very full life lived by our friend. On behalf of Andy’s family and as part of it, we at Sub Pop Records are deeply grateful for all of the items donated here, for all of the artists, venues, vendors and assorted sponsors who have donated their time and/or something arguably more palpable. Please consider bidding on these items and or donating to or otherwise supporting the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation.
You can find the list of auction items here; info for the December 4th show at Showbox At The Market (featuring Pissed Jeans) and the December 8th show at The Savoy are available on the venues’ sites.