It’s been three weeks since our friend Alix Reese was tragically shot in the neck while driving on the east side. Multiple fundraisers have taken place and the support for them has been and continues to be incredible. In yet another selfless effort to raise money for medical expenses, Jacob Wooten has gathered the help of 20 local businesses and musicians to release a special limited-edition record for Alix.
The album features 15 different singles, including unreleased tracks by Phantods, Winter Makes Sailors and Wing and Tusk. Only 500 copies will be made, and 100% of the sales will be contributed to the Reese family to help pay for medical bills. The album will be released July 2nd at KOBO. Bands on the album will be performing all night. Albums will also be sold Saturday July 3rd at Skully’s Music Dinner, with Mr. Fahrenheit and The Loverboys with special guest Phantods.
Other contributors to this album include The Compressions, Karate Coyote, Saturday Giant, Sleepers Awake, Way Yes, New City Gypsy, Maza Blaska, Stretch Lefty, LES Crew, Ghost Shirt, Old Worlds and Two Cow Garage.
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Alix Reese is no stranger to many of us in Columbus. Chances are you’ve seen her at shows at Ravari Room or Carabar, dancing at Skully’s or singing karaoke at Bourbon Street. Always with a smile on her face, always with a charismatic greeting. Even if you don’t actually know her on speaking terms, I bet you’ve always admired her magnetic, charming aura.
Alix was tragically shot in the neck last week after driving through the crossfire of two groups of young men. She was merely giving a friend a ride. Columbus isn’t always as safe as we’d like it to be, but it is a strong close-knit community. This has been and continues to be illustrated in the overwhelmingly kindness of both friends and strangers alike. Writers Neil Gaiman and Warren Ellis and director/producer Kevin Smith have posted links to her donation page on their own Twitter accounts. The Phantods show last weekend at Ravari raised over $3000 to go toward the cause! If you haven’t yet taken part in donating to Alix’s medical bills and/or want to show support, you’re still in luck as there are many other events happening. Those upcoming are as follows: Continue reading