A blog post on Viceland.com if you are reading this please do contrinbute.
Sad news in music world this month. Karl Avarez, who played bass in The Descendents, aka the greatest pop-punk band ever, suffered a heart attack earlier this month. Although he is doing OK the medical bills are mounting. You can help Karl out here (http://www.myspace.com/karlalvarezbenefit). J Robbins is the guy who made Jawbox one of the greatest bands to ever come out of the greatest city for hardcore in the world. J’s son Callum was born into this world with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_muscular_atrophy). SMA is a terrifying affliction that leads most sufferers to not make it past their second birthday. You can help Callum out here (http://www.desotorecords.com/cal/index.shtml). Punk rock does not have a medical plan. It has however given you all a lot over the years so right now it is time to give a little back. All our best goes out to Karl, Callum and their families.