I'm really torn with how we should be handling coverage of Spector 45 bassist Adam Carter's recent suicide.
Adam was a sweet guy, a great sound man, a heck of a musician (in addition to his role in Spector 45, he played in a number of other great bands, including The Marfalites and Somebody's Darling), and, more often than not, a little too crazy for his own good. He was also a friend. But, in the wake of another friend's suicide earlier this year, that of his bandmate Frankie Campagna, I'm mostly just having trouble wrapping my head around this.
I'm sure I'll have something more to say later, but for now, mostly because the last thing I want to do is glorify suicide, I'll simply pass along to you the details for a memorial gathering and concert, both of which are taking place in Deep Ellum on Wednesday night and hope to raise money for suicide prevention.
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You'll find that information after the jump.
On Wednesday, March 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at La Grange (2704 Elm St.), friends and family are invited to share memories, testimonials, food and drink with one another. Those interested in attending this quiet portion of the memorial are being asked to RSVP to the event on Facebook.
Later that same night, starting at 8 p.m. at The Bone (2724 Elm St.), a memorial concert will begin. Donations are encouraged at the door, and all proceeds, as previously mentioned, will go toward suicide prevention. Below are the scheduled performers and set times for the event.
8:00 - Bluntforce Crew
8:30 - Jesse Podunk
9:00 - Jason Michael of Jones band
9:15 - Dave Hickmott of the Felons
9:30 - Monco Poncho
10:15 - Ten Can Riot
11:00 - Scary Cherry & the Bang Bangs
11:45 - Mo Brown
12:00 - The Marfalites
12:45 - Jes Spires/Justin Kipker
1:00 - Rodeo Clown Dropout