Friday, November 09, 2007

LANCE HAHN 1967-2007...

Caught off guard... I was quite upset last night when I passed a poster on the street that said "LANCE HAHN MEMORIAL." Somehow, I did not hear about the death of punk pioneer and J Church frontman Lance Hahn. He played a major role in the creation of the San Francisco and Austin punk scenes. Admittedly, I didn't know everything about the band, but I did know of their importance and place in the punk and indie community. I remember seeing them open for Propagandhi in 2001, and thinking how amazing the live show was. Lance and his partner also owned and operated Honey Bear Records.

Believe me when I say that he will be missed deeply.
Pour out a little liquor for the homie this weekend.

Lance passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2007, due to complications from kidney disease. He was much-loved, and his friends and family have planned memorials in San Francisco, California, and Austin, Texas, the details of which are posted below.

Please share your rememberances of Lance at, and share your photos at the Lance Hahn flickr group, or submit them to

San Francisco Memorial: November 11, 2007 NEW TIME

Friends of Lance in San Francisco will gather at the Hemlock Tavern from 6 PM - midnight in the music room. Further details to come.

Austin Memorial: November 18, 2007
The Austin Memorial will take place from 4–8 PM on Sunday, November 18, at The Mohawk (912 Red River, the corner of 10th and Red River, next door to Club de Ville).

If you would like to contribute your words, photos, music, or anything of a similar nature to potentially be used at the Austin memorial for Lance, please e-mail or use the links above. Thank you.

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