Fundraiser planned for Devon Clifford charity

A benefit concert at the Biltmore Cabaret on Wednesday (April 20) celebrates the life of beloved local musician Devon Clifford. It’s been a year since the drummer passed away on-stage from a brain hemorrhage during a You Say Party! performance, but this week’s concert, featuring performances by Hard Feelings, the Tranzmitors, Chains of Love, and Vicious Cycles proves that Clifford is long from being forgotten.

“A lot of friends are coming together for this benefit,” show organizer Al Boyle told the Straight. “I think a lot of people who knew Devon are really rooted in the music scene.”

Boyle, who played with Clifford in Hard Feelings, explained that this will be the first Vancouver-area benefit for the Devon R.B. Clifford Memorial Foundation, a charity set up by Clifford’s parents to help out financially disadvantaged youth interested in playing music. “I want to do this once a year and donate all that to the foundation and just make sure that his memory keeps on going,” Boyle said. Tickets will be $10 at the door, but limited advance tickets can also be picked up at Red Cat Records and the Biltmore.