Philly pays tribute: Remembering Jack Rose

Losing a legend is never easy, and hundreds poured into Philadelphia’s The Latvian Society Saturday night to pay tribute to local guitar genius Jack Rose, who passed away last December at the age of 38.

A sold-out show for weeks before, the impressive line-up included many of Rose’s friends and former band mates, including Meg Baird and Chris Forsyth, the Megajam Booze Band, Byron ColeyGlenn JonesMichael ChapmanD. Charles Speer, Rose’s former bands Pelt and the Black Twig Pickers, and this noisy rock guitarist you might have heard of named Thurston Moore (performing with avant-garde saxophonist Paul Flaherty and drummer Chris Corsano.) Talk about a full line-up!

(via Kate Bracaglia of

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