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China White Guitarist Seeks Funds For Emergency Liver Transplant

This is the second time in two months that a legend of hardcore punk has reached out to the community for help. Sadly, we just learned that China White Guitarist Frank Ruffino is seeking donations for an emergency liver transplant. We just donated to the cause via Frank’s FundRazr.com account which can be found here:

Help save Frank’s life and get a liver transplant!

If you have a few bucks to spare, it would greatly help Frank’s family.

If you recall, last month there was a benefit show for Mike Atta, guitarist for what some consider the first-ever hardcore band, The Middle Class. While the benefit was successful in helping fund some of Mike’s treatment, you can still help him out here:

Help Mike Atta battle cancer!

Here is the post where we first learned of Mike’s situation

China White:

Middle Class

Dr. Know Returns

The Legendary Nardcore band Dr. Know has reformed. Their return to the stage this past November confirmed just how much they have been missed. Over 1,000 people packed the Ventura Theater to see them play. Since then they have played a steady stream of shows including a date with OC legends the Adolescents as part of the 14th annual Punk Rock Bowling festival. Vocalist/guitarist Kyle Toucher says there is new material in the works, but the emphasis is on live performances. With theĀ This Island Earth line-up of the band back together they have been focusing on creating a “heavier, thicker and tighter” version of Dr. Know’s Nardcore sound.