Johnny Gilmore Memorial
Tonight's featured show would probably have otherwise been indie-whatever songwriter Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson at the Tea Bazaar, but that was before the tragic death of Johnny Gilmore, the local drummer extraordinaire who died in a fire on Thursday night. This last-minute memorial at Fry's Spring Beach Club will include a collection to benefit Curtis Gilmore, Johnny's father, whose home was ravaged by the fire that also killed his son. You can also donate via PayPal to the firstname.lastname@example.org account.
As everyone seems to be noting, Johnny was an astonishing top-shelf musician and always seemed to have a smile on his face. If you are among the lucky ones who were able to experience either, you're probably already planning to be here. If not, Jenn Rhubright makes a strong case for why you should go anyway.
Tentative schedule, subject to change since that's not really the point:
6pm-6:20pm: Mike Sokolowski
6:25pm-6:50pm: William Walter and Tucker Rodgers
7pm-7:20pm: Jamie Dyer and Jamal Millner
7:30pm-7:45pm: Bentley Rhodes
7:45pm-8pm: Andy Waldeck
8pm-8:30: Walker's Run
8:45pm-9:15pm: The Guano Boys
9:20pm-9:50pm: The Gladstones
10pm-10:30pm: Ian Gilliam and the Fire Kings
10:45pm-11:15pm: John D'earth and Friends
11:45pm-12:35pm: DJ Ducktape and DJ XSV
12:40pm-?: The Illville Crew