Seattle Office of Film + Music


LOCAL ARTISTS RECOGNIZED BY RECORDING ACADEMY

The Seattle Times
The Recording Academy announced its nominations for this year’s Grammy’s. While acts like Eminem, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z lead with the most nominations, several Northwest bands are represented in the listings. In the best hard-rock category, Seattle’s Alice and Chains and Soundgarden as well as former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl were recognized. Pearl Jam’s Backspacer was nominated for best rock album and Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds’ Kundalini Bonfire earned a nod in the best rock instrumental performance category. Kenny G’s Heart and Soul and Portland’s Band of Horses’ Infinite Arms were also nominated. For a full listing of the nominations, follow the link.

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DAVE MATTHEWS TEACHES YOU HOW TO GIVE
December 1, 2010, 12:50 pm
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The Seattle Times
Seattle resident and musician Dave Matthews is well-known for his generosity. He has played benefit shows for Hurricane Katrina, Haiti relief, small farmers and Tibet. And now he is partnering with the website JustGive, a database of 1.5 million charities around the world, in an experiment in generosity. With each ticket purchased for Matthews’ two Seattle shows, a credit of $150 will be given back to the purchaser. This money can be donated to any one of JustGive’s charities. Matthews is testing the experiment here in Seattle before making it a national phenomenon. For more information about this benefit concert, JustGive or Dave Matthews, follow the link.

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Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder to Help Celebrate Pete Seeger’s 90th
March 18, 2009, 10:42 am
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Rolling Stone:
Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello and dozens of other musicians will help Pete Seeger celebrate his 90th birthday May 3rd, during a concert at Madison Square Garden. The concert — which will also feature performances of the folk icon’s songs by Warren Haynes, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Emmylou Harris and Kris Kristofferson — will benefit the Clearwater organization, organizers announced this morning.