Calvin Johnson over at K Records is a great guy. He donated some Beat Happening test pressings and they are being auctioned off to pay off John Stabb’s medical bills and help his widow get back on her feet again. Please consider bidding on this signed test pressing of the Beat Happening’s Dreamy.
Calvin Johnson over at K Records is a great guy. He donated some Beat Happening test pressings and they are being auctioned off to pay off John Stabb’s medical bills and help his widow get back on her feet again. Please consider bidding on this signed test pressing of the Beat Happening’s You Turn Me On.
Calvin Johnson over at K Records is a great guy. He donated some Beat Happening test pressings and they are being auctioned off to pay off John Stabb’s medical bills and help his widow get back on her feet again. Please consider bidding on this signed test pressing of the Beat Happening’s Jamboree
Folks, someone generously donated this from their collection to help out Mina.
This is an original pressing of Dischord #4, Government Issue’s Legless Bull EP. Only 1,000 of these were made. Classic harDCore.
John Stabb “Riding For Candyland, 1991-1993″ is now out. It’s some of his best non-Government Issue work that John’s done all in one handy new package. I have 60 copies of this CD for SALE. Drop me a line and I’ll ship it on out to you. It’s a flat $20 that includes S&H.
If you prefer digital, you can get it on iTunes here: https://itun.es/us/7gDucb.
It includes songs from the band STABB and Emma Peel, bands who feature members of Minor Threat, Youth Brigade, Dot Dash, Octopus, Madhouse, Strange Boutique, Landspeedrecord! and many others. All proceeds from this release go to Mina Devadas to cover bills, etc. so please buy a copy.
This 20 years of Dischord Box Set is being auctioned off to raise funds for John Stabb’s cancer treatment.
WHO: Boycott Cancer organization
WHAT: Collective of DC hardcore musicians and fans throwing a benefit concert for John Stabb
WHEN: Sunday, May 8, 8pm to midnight.
WHERE: Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC
WHY: Legendary frontman John Stabb of DC hardcore band Government Issue is suffering from malignant stomach cancer. Boycott Cancer is an organization formed to help raise funds for he and his wife’s living expenses and his cancer treatment. This concert is one fundraiser in addition to other projects being worked on to benefit John.
Subject: Boycott Cancer – A Benefit for John Stabb
On Wednesday, January 20th, after feeling nauseous the night before/contemplating cancelling his History Repeated show, John Stabb went to the ER having severe pain in his stomach. He was released from the hospital two days later. After a week at home, John went back to the ER on Friday January 29th for an emergency operation.
After a week of recovery in the hospital, on Saturday February 6th, John was diagnosed with malignant stomach cancer in addition to having two intestinal tumors removed through his surgery the week before.
John’s soul mate, Mina, has been by his side day and night (with short trips home to take care of their pets and to wash clothes).
Mina’s boss has been incredibly supportive to allow Mina the time off from work in order to take care of John during this critical time and to help him through the stages of cancer treatment. However, there is a financial toll that John and Mina face of unpaid leave of absence from their jobs under the FMLA.
In order to assist John and Mina during this journey, this concert has been set up to assist in life expenses while John heals and goes through his cancer treatment.
Auctions, music compilations, and other fundraising items may be viewed at http://www.johnstabb.com
Cost : $15
Contact: Phil Venable – venable.phil (a t) gmail (d o t) com
Tom Berard – tom (a t) tomberard (d o t) com
Derrick Baranowsky – pedalboard (a t) hotmail (d o t) com
Press Contact: Phil Venable – 703-447-3522
Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) – http://www.thurstonmoore.com
J Robbins Band (new band J Robbins of Jawbox)
GIVE – DC new up and coming hardcore – https://givemusical.bandcamp.com/
Folks, we’ve been working on compilation record to help raise money for John’s treatment. It’ll be distributed by Dischord most likely. While we still working on it, I’d like to say we recruited Calvin Johnson to perform GI’s “I’m James Dean” and he jumped at the chance.
I had a lovely phone call with him early today and we were just chatting away. He mentioned that K Records is shutting down it’s studio and that the GI cover was one of the last things done in it. K Records is moving into new digs and it’ll be a smaller cozier place. To make some space they’ve got a huge sale going on.
Those of us who play and love underground music know that it goes beyond tunes. It’s also about fostering a community and looking out for it. Please consider buying something from K Records HERE.
Folks, I’m here to tell you the outpouring of good will for John is incredible. Bob Mould, in addition to donating his hard earned cash, has generously donated two tickets to his Washington, DC show on 4/27 with hometown fave Ted Leo!