Like so many of you, we are shocked and devastated by the tragedy of losing so many our friends and fellow music lovers in the Oakland fire. Many of those missing are people who have been deeply involved with the Bay Area music scene, a special community that quite literally gave us life during the years we were active. These people were creators, supporters and lovers of music, people whose selfless passion contributed not only to their own work, but to sustaining the passio...ns of those around them. Inhabiting the spaces that the music community relies upon – the informal, the unrecognized, the underground – they made daily sacrifices so that they could do what they loved. We have all been in these spaces and shared countless special moments inside of them, so our heart breaks, both for those that have been lost and the people who love them. Let's take care of each other, both now and in the future.
If you can spare it, please donate to the fire relief fund set up by Gray Area Art + Technology.