UPDATE: A memorial auction has been set up to help benefit Andrew Richardson's family, including memorabilia and signed items from musicians like Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, the Black Keys, and Spoon. The auction will run until October 12, 2014.
Twin Cities musician, sound engineer, and devoted family man Andrew Richardson has died. He was 36.
The longtime ZVEX Effects employee was reported missing by his wife Marisa "Moe" Richardson, and his body was found the next day.
Born February 24, 1978, Richardson grew up in Minnetonka, and moved to Minneapolis right out of high school. His talents as a guitarist, vocalist, and bassist were spread all over the local scene. "He played in a bazillion bands," says Moe. Included were the Crush, described by City Pages' David Hansen as "pop punk with a heart, a rapier wit with searing chord work, a forceful jangle that owes as much to broken strings as to impassioned strumming." His other projects included the Book of Dead Names, the Dirty Hits, Infinity Dive, Start:Destruct, and many more.More »