Darius Minwalla Memorial This Sunday In Seattle

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.

Matt Harris Interviewed by Star Wars.com

Love Yoda The Posies Do
August 03, 2005

Not every band has a Jedi Master to hold their guitar picks. But bassist Matt Harris of alternative pop band The Posies has a way with guitar techs picked up from the Dagobah system.


“My bandmates nicknamed me Yoda,” Harris explains. “Probably because I carry a Yoda coin purse on my bass case filled with guitar picks… a Yoda pick caddy!”

Read the entire interview here.

Jon and Ken on Bread tribute album

Along with Matt Harris’ band Oranger.

from billboard.com:

Kings Of Convenience’s Erlend Oye, Josh Rouse, Cake, Posies principals Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer and Tarnation’s Paula Frazer are among the artists that have contributed to “Friends and Lovers,” a tribute to ’70s soft rock act Bread. Due April 12 via Badman Recording Co., the set features 14 tracks recorded exclusively for this release.

Oye covers the title cut, which was not among Bread’s 10 top-20 hits on the Billboard pop singles chart between 1969-1977. Rouse chimes in with “It Don’t Matter to Me,” Cake tackles “The Guitar Man” and Frazer offers “Everything I Own.” Bread’s lone No. 1 hit, “Make It With You,” is performed by Oranger.

Other artists featured on “Friends and Lovers” are Call And Response, Dave Derby, Holy Sons, Emily Sparks, the Moore Brothers, former Mojave 3 vocalist Rachel Goswell and Eric Shea & Bart Davenport.

Here is the track list for “Friends and Lovers”:

“I Don’t Matter to Me,” Josh Rouse
“Baby I’m a Want You,” Call And Response
“Games of Magic,” Jon Auer
“The Guitar Man,” Cake
“Friends and Lovers,” Erlend Oye
“Everything I Own,” Paula Frazer
“Down on My Knees,” Ken Stringfellow
“Make It With You,” Oranger
“I Use the Soap,” Dave Derby
“Last Time,” Holy Sons
“Too Much Love,” Emily Sparks
“Look at Me,” The Moore Brothers
“If,” Rachel Goswell
“The Goodbye Girl,” Eric Shea & Bart Davenport