Anticon Plan Special Tribute To Late Label Co-Founder: 20 Years of Anticon: A Celebration of the Life of Brendon "Alias" Whitney (June 25)

Posted by Billyjam, May 23, 2018 06:14am | Post a Comment
In LA on June 25th at the Teragram Ballroom the good people at the Anticon record label will be producing a very special tribute concert to label co-founder, artist and beloved human being Brendon "Alias" Whitney who prematurely passed away at age 41 from a heart attack back on March 30th.

20 Years of Anticon: A Celebration of the Life of Brendon "Alias" Whitney
is the title of next month’s talent-packed bittersweet event.  The long list of performers will include Doseone, Aceyalone, Yoni Wolf, Baths, Odd Nosdam and Daddy Kev. See flyer left for full lineup of event that will act as a benefit concert with all ticket sale proceeds going go Alias’ surviving wife Jenn and their two daughters, Aiko and Inara for whom a GoFundMe page had been previously set up.

With such an impressive long lineup of artists booked (and more to likely make cameos) this event will probably sell out in advance. Reportedly all the early bird tickets have already been snapped up but $30 pre-sale tickets are currently available here. Should the show not completely sell out in advance, any remaining tickets will be $35 at the door. 

“Bren's progressive approach to production, engineering and songwriting created a strong foundation for our constantly boundary-pushing roster,” stated Anticon in announcing the special concert for their co-founder. It was back in 1998 in Oakland, CA that the Maine transplant formed Anticon along with Doseone,  Sole, and others from the envelope-pushing collective. Alias both produced for others and released music as an artist himself. His back-catalog includes the 2003 album Muted, Collected Remixes from 2007 and Pitch Black Prism from 2014. That release from four years ago would be his last album. At the time of his passing two months ago friends and fans of the artist were shocked with the news including Alias collaborator Sage Francis who tweeted in part, "No one was nicer. No one. We love you, Bren."

20 Years of Anticon: A Celebration of the Life of Brendon "Alias" Whitney will take place on June 25th (7pm start, get there early) at the Teragram Ballroom located at 1234 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017. All ages show.

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