On June 14th, Neumos in Seattle will be hosting a memorial for Darius Minwalla. Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer, Matt Harris, and Joe Skyward will be present, though we don’t yet know who will be performing and when. All proceeds will benefit the Minwalla family.
Also, Hugh Cornwell was interviewed by Sean Nelson last week about Darius, who played drums in Hugh’s band for the past few years. You can read that interview here on The Stranger.
A cause of death has still not been determined.
Statement from Ken Stringfellow.
We cannot put off this announcement, as much as we wish to: our dear friend and drummer for the last 14 years, Darius Minwalla, died yesterday. Causes yet unknown. He was at home. He was loved very much by many people; we’re still struggling to cope with the loss. I was dealing with it yesterday, hoping the news was some kind of cruel prank, but alas, no. We love you, buddy.
Sean Nelson wrote a touching article for The Stranger: Seattle Music Community Stunned By Untimely Death Of Darius Minwalla
– NOW magazine, Toronto
– Metro Times, Detroit
– Sailor Jerry, review & photos from a show last week
– MusicOMH, Philadelphia show review
– Worcester Telegram interview
Also, theposies.net will be doing a Q&A with drummer Darius Minwalla about a week from now – you can post your questions for him in this thread in the forum, or if you don’t want to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or post as a reply to this update.