After I heard the sad news that Whitney Houston had died I thought about a couple things. First, I wondered how we would respond to it as a community of live music fans. Would it be like how we responded to Michael Jackson’s death? Or Amy Winehouse? Or other artists who’ve died? How […]
I read the TMZ news today that old-school rapper Heavy D died at the age of 44. This is sad news no doubt. So like we’ve done with other artists who’ve impacted us with their live show and unfortunately passed on too soon, I’d like to pay tribute to Heavy D because he […]
We’re always learning new things about concert fan emotions and how live music plays a major role in helping us cope with loss, grief and trauma. That said, it again saddens me to share news about another artist who has died this year. GWAR guitarist guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus) was found […]
It’s never easy to share concert news like this. But according to WRTV Indianapolis, on Saturday night before the Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair the stage collapsed injuring 45 and killing 5 concert fans. And as the Los Angeles Times, the 5 victims were identified by the Marion County coroner’s office as Tammy Vandam, […]
Well, another artist that we’ve seen live has died. It pains us to report that soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home yesterday. As we all know, she struggled with drugs and alcohol and she used her struggles to write a Grammy-winning song “Rehab.” And when I heard the news yesterday […]
As Pollstar reports, “Police spokesman Carsten Andersen said the woman, aged between 25 and 30, died after falling from a 30-meter (98-foot) tower in the festival’s camping area. Pollstar also points out that, “…Roskilde Festival is Denmark’s largest rock festival and some 75,000 people had bought tickets for this year’s event..” and that “the accident […]
On Monday, we shared the sad news about the death of indie-rapper Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen, of Eyedea and Abilities. And tonight, and this week, the indie-rap community and fans will gather to celebrate his life and mourn his passing.
Sad news about the death of indie-rapper Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen, of Eyedea and Abilities, was announced yesterday. So let’s pay tribute as fans mourn his passing and celebrate his life and rhymes.
Watching the Chicago Bears beat the Carolina Panthers, or scoping out the above creative John Lennon birthday Google doodle sure are fun ways to enjoy yourself on a lazy Sunday afternoon. But you can also kick it with us here at Live Fix by checking out all the fun we had this week wondering about […]
Our friends over at Wolfgang’s Vault are celebrating John Lennon’s 70th birthday by featuring one of his famous concerts from their vault. Let’s join in and start to wonder how Lennon might be celebrating his own birthday today.
A long time ago I realized that there was no point in denying the influence of my parents on my musical tastes, especially my love for live music. And in my early twenties, I started asking my parents questions about…who they were when they were young, why they made the decisions they did and other […]
Bizarre, sad, and strange are not words I would use to describe the music of iconic hip hop group Gang Starr who revolutionized the genre in the mid-to-late nineties with albums like Daily Operation and No More Mr. Nice Guy. But, unfortunately, those three words do describe the story surrounding the death of the group’s […]
I was instantly sent back to February 2007 when I heard the news the Mark Linkous had died. Sudden deaths and suicides of musicians we’ve enjoyed tend to send us reeling, especially if their live show once helped you escape, mourn and cope.
I have some sad news to share with you. As Pitchfork reports, garage-punk rocker Jay Reatard died in his sleep early Wednesday morning due to unknown causes. Whenever a musician dies I always feel weird writing about or calling attention to it. I’m reluctant to blog about it because it makes other deaths seems less important or significant in some way.