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JON BUNCH (SENSE FIELD/FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER) EAST COAST BENEFIT SHOW SLATED FOR JUNE 25 AT THE TLA IN PHILADELPHIA

A memorial show honoring the life and music of Jon Bunch (Sense Field/Further Seems Forever) with performances from Sense Field (with guest vocalists), Further Seems Forever, Dave Smalley (full band, performing songs from Dag Nasty, All, Down By Law), Texas is the Reason (acoustic) and more has been slated for June 25 at the TLA in Philadelphia.

The special evening, organized by CI Productions, will serve as a benefit for Jon’s young son, Jack Bunch.  A west coast benefit took place on March 20, raising over $30,000 towards Jack’s future education.  Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased here: http://livemu.sc/22issvW.

“Some of the best and most memorable shows we played were at Philadelphia venues like the First Unitarian Church, The Trocadero and the TLA,” Sense Field guitar player Rodney Sellars said. “It’s incredibly bittersweet that we would return to Philadelphia twelve years later to play one final show, in the memory of Jon, who we wish more than anything was still with us.  Instead we’ll honor his memory and help support his family the best way we know how.”

“It’s really an honor to be asked to play this show,” commented Dag Nasty, ALL, Down By Law singer Dave Smalley. “It’s a great thing to remember great people like Jon, and music that mattered to so many. Jon was a musician who even in the brutal genre of music we are in, pushed boundaries. While I know there is sadness at the reason for this concert, there should also be joy because music lives on and will continue to make a difference. RIP bro. We exist for  a moment only, and you made yours count.”

“Jon Bunch was an incredible person who brought a light into this world that will never go out,” Further Seems Forever’s Derick Cordoba added. “Unfortunately, he is gone, and we felt that it’s important to celebrate his life and his music, raise money for his son and honor him by playing the music we were privileged to make with him, and that’s what we are here to do.”

Full line-up:

* Sense Field with guest vocalists: Fred Mascherino (Taking Back Sunday), Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line), Garrett Klahn (Texas is the Reason), Ari Katz (Lifetime), Richie Birkenhead (Into Another), Jeff Caudill (Gameface) and Popeye (Farside).
* Further Seems Forever
* Texas is the Reason (acoustic)
* Dave Smalley (full band, performing songs from Dag Nasty, All and Down by Law)
* Vision
* War Generation with guest vocalist Johnny Owens (Seville, The Vacant Andys)
* Second Letter
* Running From Dharma

Jon sang for a number of bands throughout his career, starting with hardcore outfit Reason to Believe, who eventually morphed into Sense Field (video of the band’s Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn performance: https://youtu.be/keLx53gxK8E). Sense Field disbanded in 2004 with Jon releasing an album with Further Seems Forever, Hide Nothing, later that same year. In the following years he also started War Generation with Brad Lehmann (Maylene and the Sons of Disaster) and his final outfit, Lucky Scars. Jon passed away on Jan. 31, 2016.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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