Tag: RIP

January 21, 2022

Song of the Day: The Warning - Condemned to Hell

If you’ve been around the Christian punk/metal/hardcore/indie scene for any amount of time, you will likely have heard the name Burrito. Not his real name, of course–the man David Villalpando was a legend in the underground scene. Sadly, the man that many called a friend passed away this week from covid-related illness. For those who didn’t know him, it is difficult to overstate his impact on the scene. From a musical standpoint, while none of his projects ever achieved mainstream success or financial prosperity, they were always on the bleeding edge of innovation.… Continued →

March 3, 2019

A Fundraiser for the Family of Mike May

Mike May who was the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the east coast punk band – A Common Goal, tragically passed away last week. His wife and kids need our help and prayers at this very difficult moment. The family has posted a GoFundMe campaign right here. All funds raised on GoFundMe will directly benefit the May family. Thumper Punk and Indie Vision Music will release an upcoming BENEFIT COMPILATION through bandcamp featuring some great bands with all funds going direct to the May family.… Continued →

December 3, 2018

Skip Brooks: Fight The Good Fight Memorial

I bring you unfortunate news today. Loving father and well regarded scene veteran and minister, Skip Brooks, has just lost his battle with Cancer. He leaves behind a loving wife and children. To help with funeral costs, friends of Skip have launched a special set of Memorial Shirts in his honor. Check out the shirts right here and purchase one to help pay for hospital bills and funeral costs. All money raised from the sale of these specials shirts will go to the family to help pay these costs.… Continued →

June 6, 2018

August 25, 2013

Staff Blog (Brandon Jones): A Remembrance

I wrote this piece for my Grandfather’s funeral that took place on Friday. In case you didn’t know, my grandfather went into the hospital about 3 weeks ago because of a collapsed lung from a biopsy procedure the week before. They went in to remove the cancerous tumor a few days later and discovered that the cancer had already spread throughout his body. The family decided to let him come home with hospice care and live out his final days.… Continued →

March 27, 2013

Staff Blog: Happy 10th, Dismissed

Happy 10 year anniversary to the Dismissed “Taking the Good With the Bad Album”, released in March of 2003 on Indie Vision Music. Not too many people know who this band was but they held a special place in my heart. I once saw them open up for Fall Out Boy to a venue of maybe 100 people max in 2003. It’s funny when you think of where one band went and the direction of the other band.… Continued →