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10.23.2007

rip, lance hahn

Sad news. Austin writer, journalist and musician Lance Hahn this past Sunday. He had been in a coma since collapsing during dialysis treatment earlier this month. He was 40: Lance Hahn Is Gone. He leaves behind numerous contributions to the punk scene in Austin and beyond, as the creative force behind punk band Cringer and the prolific J Church. He also played guitar for Beck in 1994, owned and operated the independent record label Honey Bear, and was a long-time contributor to Maximumrocknroll, Giant Robot, and his own zine, Some Hope And Some Despair. More on Lance here: R.I.P Lance Hahn. I won't pretend and say I was super-familiar with this work, but it's obvious he leaves behind an enormous legacy and great influence, as well as many friends and fans. Rest in peace.