Tonight we were going to have a fund raiser event at Amnesia in SF with the Japonize Elephants. A few nights ago one of the Elephants' key members, an amazing musician and beautiful person named Evan Farrell, was in a house fire and is currently on life support.
(photo: Gram Lebron, Zach Rogue, Sonya Westcott, Evan Farrell, Patrick Spurgeon)
Evan's close friends decided that they would like to gather tonight at Amnesia anyway to celebrate his life with music. People will be coming at around 8:30pm to share memories, watch some of his movies, and hear some of his performances. My group will be playing at around 10pm, and the rest of the evening will be open for casual performances by many of the incredible musicians who were close to Evan.
Obviously, we'll be doing the fund raising another time. But I encourage everyone to come out and channel your generosity to Evan's family. The door will be by donation, most of which will go to the family, or you can donate to them directly. Even if you didn't know him I would encourage you to come and participate in this evening to remember Evan and what makes music so important to us- ecstasy, transcendence, community and catharsis and all that good stuff.