Monday, March 26, 2007

Curtis Grant Benefit


Legendary San Francisco Bay Area metal bands ANVIL CHORUS, MORDRED and MERCENARY will team up with AMERICAN HEARTBREAK to perform at a benefit concert for the family of late San Francisco rock musician Curtis Grant (BLACK CHERRY, AMERICAN HEARTBREAK, TOUCH ME HOOKER), who lost his battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma on March 20. The concert, which will take place on Thursday, April 12 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, will mark the first ANVIL CHORUS appearance following the return of guitarist Doug Piercy (HEATHEN). MORDRED will perform at the show with its classic demo lineup of Steve Scates (vocals), Jim Sanguetti (guitar), Sven Soderlund (guitar), Art Liboon (bass) and Erik Lannon (drums).

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Over the last 20 years, Curtis displayed a wide array of talents, playing in bands that ranged from hardcore punk, to glam rock to metal. Having devoted the last decade towards family life, Curtis had settled comfortably into his role as a father, and was devoting much time to his Native American heritage and community. Donations in his memory may be made to The Friendship House, 56 Julian Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103.

Curtis was a close friend to readers of this space and the benefit concert is being organized by Umlaut friend Old Metal Erik.

For the newbies: This bill is like a timeline of the S.F. Rock / Metal Scene of the early-80's... AMAZING. It's safe to say that this show will be bringing ALOT of the S.F. veterans out of the woodwork. Get there early 'cause I expect it to be packed.

See y'all there!