Friday, April 04, 2008
Beastie Boys have been nominated for a Jammy Award in the category of Studio Album of the Year for The Mix-Up. The Jammys is a grassroots music event produced by Relix magazine, Jambands.com, and filmmaker Peter Shapiro that honors bands that...well, jam. Other artists nominated in the Studio Album of the Year category are Keller Williams, Galactic, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Page McConnell, and moe.
In recent years, the awards show, which is more of a concert than an awards ceremony, has become famous for its unusual jams and musical pairings. The show is open to the public to attend. The performers for this year's show, which will take place at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2008, will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are available to purchase at Ticketmaster.com. No word on whether the Beastie Boys have been invited to perform or if they will attend.
Cast your vote for the Beastie Boys by going to the Jammy Awards Voting Booth and completing the online survey.