Home | Friday 12th August 2011 | Issue 783
R.I.P. GARY DS
Gary DS - Stalwart of the festival and underground music scene has been killed in a car accident last week (1st) in Jamaica, along with his daughter Caisie as well as two others.
There is now an urgent appeal to raise money to help with medical bills and other expenses. He was frontman for the bands DS2000, Dirty Squatters, Crowzone, and was heavily involved with Scrap Records, playing countless squat parties, festivals and gigs across Europe going back to the 80s.
Look out for a series of benefit gigs for the DS family across the country, including an upcoming SchNEWS event which will feature a re-formed Crowzone (details to follow). SchNEWS is also selling Crowzone CD with profits going to the family. We would urge you to donate money and get involved, particularly because if this had happened to someone else, Gary would have been the first to organise a fund-raiser.
* To donate see www.scraprecords.com