News & Events
We are deeply saddened by the loss of soul singer extraordinaire Sharon Jones. Brainwashed was fortunate enough to feature an interview and early performance of Miss Sharon Jones with the Dap Kings back in 2004 for our video feature, The Eye. Her story has been told in the documentary, Miss Sharon Jones, which came out earlier this year. She will be missed.
2016 has claimed yet another undeniably important musician of our lifetime. We are all heartbroken at the loss of Alan Vega here at Brainwashed and are thankful for his years of contribution to music, challenging not only the institution of pop and rock, but even challenging the conventions within the punk scene of the '70s, most significantly alongside Martin Rev in Suicide. Vega remained active in music both with Suicide and other collaborations through last year and our hearts go out to his family and friends.
We are devastated at the unexpected loss of Thom Martin this week. Thom was a dear friend and multimedia artist, whose works included the eponymous Dresden Dolls album and visuals for both Brainwaves festivals. He is a longtime friend and our love goes out to his family and friends.
Not only was Tod Dockstader an important pioneer in the field of electronic music and tape manipulation, but he was also a neighbor and friend, living his last years in the Brainwashed hometown of Arlington, Massachusetts. Dockstader is arguably most famous for his 1960 composition Eight Electronic Pieces, used in the 1969 film Satyricon by Fellini, and most unknowingly famous for the sound effects he created for cartoons such as Tom & Jerry and Mr. Magoo. Other notable compositions included Quatermass from 1964 and Drone from 1962. Dockstader was productive through the early part of this century with the Aerial trilogy surfacing on Sub Rosa between 2004 and 2006.
The staff at Brainwashed are saddened by the passing of John Everall. Everall passed away quietly at his home on Friday, September 26th, in the company of his wife, Kelly, and friends by his side. He was a long-time music supporter, operating the Sentrax record label since 1992 (featuring releases by Lull, Final, God, and others), a contributing writer to The Wire (see Obscure Mechanics interview with Coil), and has been recording music mainly as Tactile. John was a friend to many and will be missed.