Tuesday, June 26, 2012

YOB at 924 Gilman (Full Set)

In the summer of 2011, UGZ Presents breezed back into 924 Gilman and booked three shows: RORSCHACH, YOB, and POISON IDEA.  It felt good to be out there again, flyering telephone poles, record stores, tattoo shops, bars, houses, etc. - not just online, although we did that shit too.  All three shows were great, averaging around 350 paid, with PI topping out closer to 400. Guarantees were met, bills were paid, and itches scratched. 

Thanks to killthatcat.com for filming and uploading YOB's set in it's entirety.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

R.I.P. Jeff "Leppard" Davis

Jeff and Nikki were two of the most genuine and friendly people that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. In a scene filled with lesser individuals of questionable character and intentions, Jeff and Nikki were a bedrock of integrity, who supported UGZ (and myself) at times when we really needed that extra push to help us get over the hill. I didn't know Jeff and Nikki as long as some of you, maybe 11 or 12 years, and we were never that tight after the Burnt Ramen days, but I did have an opportunity to reconnect with Jeff and Nikki a couple of years ago. We drank together for hours and discussed the crossroads in our relationship, our lives, then we drank some more, but more importantly we were able to put the pettiness of the past behind us. That's something that hasn't come easy for me, especially in dealing with certain individuals from 'the scene', but time has a way of making the weighty drama of the past seem more hollow, as do the moments spent with good people to remind us of what is important in life, however long it lasts.

R.I.P. Jeff, I'll miss you. My thoughts go out to Nikki for her loss, and also for a speedy recovery from her injuries.

-Jay Unidos/UGZ

"This is a set that STFU played at Burnt Ramen days after the famous false flag event in New York. I overlayed pictures of Jeff Davis (AKA Jef Leppard). Jeff was an amazing individual, an excellent guitarist and a great audio engineer. He was also one of the most vibrant, enthusiastic people I have ever known. It is a loss to the Bay Area, he was killed in a motorcycle crash on June 10th, 2012. His wife is currently in the hospital in critical condition. Her medical bills are mounting. I will try to find out where any donations can be made. Also, if anyone wants to figure out the setlist for this performance, that would be appreciated."

-Mykee Ramen

UPDATE: A bank account has been established to help with funeral expenses for Jeff, Nikki’s mounting medical bills, and living expenses while Nikki recovers.

To donate cash, you can visit any Chase Bank and make a deposit to account number: 3034797323

To donate via PayPal the email is: help_jeff_n_nikki_d@yahoo.com