Dave Tedder died suddenly last week.
While I wasn’t especially close to Tedder, I’ve known him for more than half my life at this point. I’m sad to see him go.
I always expected Tedder would be off for good someday, but not like this.
He was a dude you naturally assumed would end up some place like Oakland or RVA, or maybe even some Anarcho-cabin in the woods in the Badlands or Oregon or someplace.
But Tedder had a home in Baltimore.
Punk rock at its best is a true community, almost another family. Tedder was one of those distant cousins I was always glad to see around; always interested to catch up with- see what he was up to next.
There will be a memorial for Dave Tedder today at noon at the 2640 Space.
It’s going to be the sort of come-as-you-are no nonsense affair he would have appreciated. There will also be a reception afterward at the Ottobar from 2 pm until 2 am, with more live music than we can list here.
All of the days proceeds will be donated to Tedder’s family to help defray expenses.