IN AUGUST, David Berman, the vocalist, songwriter, and leader of the band Silver Jews, took his own life. In his memory, and to raise funds for charity, a show takes place this weekend at the Róisín Dubh.
The Songs of the Silver Jews: A tribute to David Berman, is on this Sunday at 8pm. It will feature performances by Tuam indie-rock/pop-punk act So Cow, and Galway based indie-folk singer-songwriter Yawning Chasm.
In May 2008 the Silver Jews played a memorable gig at the Róisín. Berman's music straddled indie-rock, country, and Americana, he was also a much admired poet.
The show is presented by Trusted Trail. Admission is €10 and all proceeds will be donated to Aware, which provides support and information for people who experience depression or bipolar disorder, and their concerned loved ones. See www.aware.ie