On May 4, 2014, a week from today, I and many, many others (at least 200 folks) will be at Birdy’s in Indianapolis for one of two local musical kiss-offs to our fallen brother Jason Daniel McCash (THE GATES OF SLUMBER), and benefits for the young family he left behind. The show features current and legendary Midwestern bands such as APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE, BULLETWOLF, COFFINWORM, IRON DIAMOND, OCCULT DECEIVER and the one-time special occasion reunion of Indy cult-favorites MAJHAS. It will be fun, loud, crowded and 100% beneficial to Jason’s wife Bridget and their fantastic three children. All proceeds, from the $10 donation at the door as well as various memorabilia and such that will be available, will go to the Jason McCash family. It’s a great event for a great cause and while I’ll be there doing my part I am especially looking forward to seeing and just simply being around the extended family of friends, fans and fellow musicians, all of us who were existed as interstellar bodies in Jason’s universe. I’m still having trouble writing in depth about the loss of my childhood friend, former musical partner and kindred spirit. But I will soon and I will publish those words here, hopefully this week in anticipation of the first benefit show.