It took a large wake in St. Paul and a memorial concert at First Avenue for many fans of Michael "Eyedea" Larsen to realize they would be grieving and processing for some time, not just remembering in one frenzied night and moving on. The number, size, and quality of Eyedea memorials since his death on October 16 speak to the impact he had across the Twin Cities music community, not just as a member of Eyedea & Abilities, Face Candy, and Carbon Carousel but as a person. Mikey pushed those around him to be better, say his Rhymesayers family, and it shows. Tonight's memorial benefit at Station 4 brings the remembrances closer to Larsen's home neighborhood near downtown St. Paul, with a suggested donation of $7-10 at the door benefiting Larsen's family, and another dollar for every drink sold going to the memorial fund. Performers include Sensory Motel, Sota Boys, Eden, Elliott Graber, Conner Allen, Murphey's Midnight Rounders, and special surprise guests.
Thu., Dec. 2, 8:30 p.m., 2010