RIP Bell Witch’s Adrian Guerra

189870_136266556442029_136264673108884_223345_1362768_nGutting news out of the metal world today, where Adrian Guerra—one half of funeral doom monolith Bell Witch—has officially passed away. Bell Witch played Vitus back in February and, while no one could have predicted it at the time, that show (though featuring Jesse Shreibman behind the kit) will now serve as a somber NYC farewell.

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MF Gallery is hosting a memorial show dedicated to Gwar’s Dave Brockie

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Check it out this Saturday May 3rd and pick up some art:

MF Gallery is having a special memorial art show dedicated to our good friend Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus of the band GWAR, who passed away suddenly in March 2014.
Dave was prolific in many different visual mediums and he collaborated often with MF Gallery; from his solo show / performance in 2004 to GWAR’s Crack-a-Thon in 2010 and 2011 and numerous group shows throughout the years.

Nearly 100 artists have already responded to the open call for pieces that pay tribute to this legendary artist. [Read more…]

Jason Molina Tribute CD Now Available Featuring Will Oldham And Many More

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Graveface Records has announced a benefit compilation honoring the late Jason Molina, all proceeds from which will help his family with medical and funeral costs. The CD comp, which will feature artists covering Molina’s songs, includes Mark Kozelek, Phil Elverum, Will Oldham, Allo Darlin’, Scout Niblett, John Vanderslice, Jeffrey Lewis, Will Johnson, Damien Jurado, Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg, Hospital Ships, Wave Pictures, Herman Dune, and more. It’s titled Weary Engine Blues after an artwork by Molina.

You can order Weary Engine Blues here.

This great print from Molina’s friend William Schaff is also available: [Read more…]

Jason Molina: A Sad and Tragic Passing

We’ve always been fans of Jason Molina here at FREEwilliamsburg. From Songs: Ohia to Magnolia Electric Co he made beautiful and heartfelt music. We had the pleasure of meeting him when he was on tour with Magnolia Electric Co. a few years back and today are very sad to hear this tragic news. Rest in peace, Jason. We’re sorry to see you go.

UPDATE: A memorial from his band’s Tumblr:

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Doc Watson & Earl Scruggs Play At Doc’s Home

RIP Doc and Earl! It’s been a tough year for bluegrass!

Tribute to Adam Yauch: MCA’s opening lines from every Beastie Boys song