Jason Molina Tribute

Since 2009, singer/songwriter Jason Molina, of Magnolia Electric Co. and Songs: Ohia, has been "in and out of rehab facilities and hospitals in England, Chicago, Indianapolis, and New Orleans," according to his label Secretly Canadian, who posted the news with a solicitation for help with his medical funds. (He's currently "working on a farm in West Virginia raising goats and chickens for the next year or so, and is looking forward to making great music again.") You can take this story a variety of ways: as a testament to the link between sad songs and real-life depression, an example of the failure of our nation's healthcare system or the music industry's meager safety nets, an individual tragedy. In any case, tonight's show features some fine Seattle raising awareness for Molina and paying tribute to his songs. With Pickwick, Jason Dodson, Cataldo, Lotte Kestner, Ben Fisher, Alexandra Niedzialkowski (Cumulus), Song Sparrow Research, Alex Jones (Keaton Collective), Trever Hadley. ERIC GRANDY

Tue., June 5, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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