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NEWS HEADLINES

  • FRIGHTENED RABBIT WITH MIKE MCCREADY ON ROADIES SOUNDTRACK
  • June 24, 2016
  • THE OHANA LUAU
  • May 31, 2016
  • VITALOGY FOUNDATION AND NORTHWEST RADIO STATIONS TEAM UP AGAIN TO RAISE MONEY FOR SEATTLE + PORTLAND NON PROFITS
  • May 18, 2016
  • 2016 BOOTLEG SCHEDULE
  • April 22, 2016
  • MAY DAY SHIRT PRESALE
  • May 01, 2016
  • INTRODUCING THE LEVEE WALKERS - NEW HOCKEYTALKTER RECORDS RELEASE
  • April 22, 2016
  • SECOND TORONTO SHOW POSTPONED TO MAY 12TH
  • May 07, 2016
  • TORONTO MAY 11 SHOW RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 12
  • May 07, 2016
  • NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST MERCH AVAILABLE MONDAY
  • April 23, 2016
  • PEARL JAM CANCELS 4/20 RALEIGH, NC CONCERT IN OPPOSITION TO HB2; OFFICIAL BAND STATEMENT
  • April 18, 2016

SERGIO AVENIA (Sept. 23, 1964 - March 5, 2013)

March 05 2013

SERGIO AVENIA (Sept. 23, 1964 - March 5, 2013)

Sergio and I moved to Seattle from Missoula thirty years ago this May in my

yellow Dart filled with his drums and my bass gear and little else.  When

I stopped to pick him up, his Mom gave us a giant bucket of home fried

chicken, gave him a teary kiss and off we went into the great unknown.  

I was lucky to learn to play my instrument with a great musician like

Sergio.  He motivated our band,Deranged Diction to be tight and professional,

and he gave an original jazzy sound to our basic hardcore structures.

Sergio was a huge talent, as good of an cartoonist, piano player and

tattoo artist as he was a drummer.

He enjoyed life as much as anybody I've ever known and I will always

carry that part of him with me.

I'll miss you, friend.

Jeff Ament

PS Say hello to Max Roach for the rest of us.