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This week's stop on the Acclaimed Music World Tour is in the home of Microsoft and Starbucks, Seattle, Washington.
The rules are as follows:
In voting for this week's HEADLINER, voters have 10 points to distribute among as many artists as they like, with a maximum of 6 points for any one artist. The artist with the most points will be the HEADLINER while the runner-up will take the position of OPENING ACT.
In voting for this week's SET LIST, voters have 25 points to distribute among as many songs as they like, with a maximum of 12 points for any one song. The top ten songs will be played at this week's show.
Remember that the artists or songs that you choose should be associated with Seattle or locations nearby in some way.
Voting will end at 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 19, 2011.
The most acclaimed artists of/connected to Seattle and its surroundings according to Acclaimed Music (with their all-time rank in parentheses) are:
Jimi Hendrix (11)
Pearl Jam (102)
Modest Mouse (224)
Foo Fighters (345)
Fleet Foxes (442)
Neko Case (505)
Alice in Chains (624)
The Microphones (630)
Bing Crosby (645)
Death Cab for Cutie (691)
Band of Horses (795)
The Sonics (839)
Screaming Trees (849)
Temple of the Dog (1047)
The Ventures (1057)
I couldn't find any acclaimed songs about Seattle.
You may of course vote for any artist or song you like provided they have some connection to Seattle. Songs can be about Seattle, they can be written by an artist from Seattle or any other link you can draw to the city or its surroundings.
Voting will end at 11:59 PM on Monday, June 27.
Although the voting this week concentrates on the Emerald City, you'll have to drive a good 3 hours outside city limits to reach this week's stunning venue, THE GORGE AMPHITHEATRE. Situated directly on the east bank of the Columbia River, the Gorge offers stunning views for over 20,000 people. Hometown bands Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie and Fleet Foxes have stopped by for the annual Sasquatch! Music Festival while local giants Pearl Jam have released a seven-disc box set from their concerts at the Gorge entitled Live at the Gorge 05/06.
Next week will see the AMWT head north of the Canadian border for the first time for a gig in Calgary, Alberta.
So many great artists, almost impossible to only give 10 points.
2- Pearl Jam
2- Band Of Horses
1- Foo Fighters
1- Alice In Chains
1- Death Cab For Cutie
Not alot of songs about Seattle, Not going to just put my favorite songs from each of these artists if they are not about Seattle. But the movie Singles was from Seattle and the soundtrack was pretty good.
9- Seattle by Public Image Ltd.
8- Would? by Alice In Chains
4- Jet City Woman by Queensryche
4- State Of Love And Trust - Pearl Jam
6- Jimi Hendrix
1- Pearl Jam (I wish I could give them more)
9- All Along the Watchtower
5- Little Wing
5- All Appologies
1- Heart-Shaped Box
Jimi Hendrix 6
Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower 5
Nirvana - Lithium 5
Pearl Jam - Jeremy 5
Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood 5
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze 5
Fleet Foxes (2)
Jimi Hendrix (2)
Neko Case (1)
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (6)
All Apologies - Nirvana (5)
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (5)
White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes (4)
The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana (3)
Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby (1)
Wishlist - Pearl Jam (1)
Modest Mouse 3
Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (4)
Jimi Hendrix, “Manic Depression” (4)
Modest Mouse, “Dashboard” (4)
Nirvana, “Scentless Apprentice” (3)
Death Cab for Cutie, “Soul Meets Body” (3)
The Sonics, “Strychnine” (3)
Public Image Ltd., “Seattle” (2)
Nirvana, “Drain You” (a personal fave) (2)
Favorite sports team from this region: the Oklahoma City Thunder.
(OK, not really – either the Holmgren-coached Seahawks or the 116-win 2001 Mariners.)
Jimi Hendrix 4
Fleet Foxes 4
1. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit 8
2. Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal 7
3. Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe 6
4. Pearl Jam - Jeremy 2
5. Temple of the Dog - Black Hole Sun 2
4 points Jimi Hendrix
3 for Nirvana
2 for Pearl Jam
1 for Screaming Trees
Ten for Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
Ten for Alive-Pearl Jam
Five for Lithium-Nirvana
Sorry, "Black Hole Sun" is a Soundgarden song
Jimi Hendrix (6)
Foo Fighters (2)
Pearl Jam (1)
All Along the Watchtower (12)
Little Wing (2)
Monkey Wrench (2)
Purple Haze (1)
Learn to Fly (1)
On a Plain (1)