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Brother Machine

Postby jack » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:28 am

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Re: Brother Machine

Postby Lunkhead » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:45 am

For those who don't know, Brother Machine was a long ago fighter who was an excellent and amazingly talented person. I think the only time I ever saw him was at the very first Song Fight! "in real life" event I went to, 15 years ago, a "Song Fight! Presents" show that Ken organized at a little venue in San Francisco featuring Brother Machine, Ken and the New Incredibles, MC Frontalot, and many more (anybody remember the full lineup?). Brother Machine was so loud but also really great. I've had the chorus of one of the songs from that night in my head off and on ever since. "Break some shit. Steal some shit. Let's start a riot!"

His real name was Seth Gibbs. He recently found out that he had late stage cancer and passed away this last week.

https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2 ... -to-fight/

Definitely check out his entries:

http://sfjukebox.org/artists/Brother%20Machine

I'll be posting another thread about doing a tribute/Hxaro.

Apparently he and Frontalot were friends and would hang out when Front was in Austin. Front posted a tweet here about Seth:

https://twitter.com/mc_frontalot/status ... 0740545536
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Re: Brother Machine

Postby jb » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:00 pm

He was such a beautiful artist. His songs were so influential to me. Fuck cancer.
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Re: Brother Machine

Postby irwin » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:20 pm

Thank you for sharing that. That show was the first SongFight! event I ever attended, and that set totally owned the night. I will never forget his command of the crowd in the “Let’s Start A Riot” finale. Rest in peace, brother. You are missed.
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Re: Brother Machine

Postby fluffy » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:43 pm

FWIW I found a more "official" notice of his passing: https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2 ... -mr-lewis/
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Re: Brother Machine

Postby Lunkhead » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:23 am

Here's another brief mention, with some YouTube embeds of live in-studio performances:

http://kutx.org/features/farewell-seth-gibbs

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