The local music community is closing out 2010 with some sad news. Michael Steinman, who everybody knew as Stimy, has passed away. The singer of seminal San Diego bands Inch, Sub-Society, and Congress of The Cow was a legend around town but had been living in Colorado for several years. In October, he returned to San Diego for the Livewire Anniversary party and from what I'm told, blew everyone away in a way only he could. Details of his death have not been released but word spread like wildfire across Facebook and friends and family are reeling at the shocking news.
I didn't know Stimy personally, but as someone who followed the local music scene from a very young age, I had the opportunity to see Sub-Society and Inch numerous times and loved that they were open to playing all ages shows back then. The impact that this bands had on San Diego's music development are still felt today. If more details and information on services become available, I will post them here.
For a full catalog of free Sub-Society downloads, check out this site.
See more photos at http://www.seemichaelsphotos.com/ and see his post about the October show here.