Video: Super friends come to Rogue Wave’s aid.
Pat Spurgeon needs a new kidney. The soft-spoken drummer for SF rockers Rogue Wave had his first transplant in 1993. After 13 years, Spurgeon’s kidney has started to deteriorate, placing him on a dialysis machine. Pat and his bandmates, along with friends Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), John Vanderslice and more hosted a benefit show at the Independent on September 30th in hopes of finding a donor and raising awareness. So far, Spurgeon has noticed that the community outpouring has been nothing short of spectacular. “There is a music community in the Bay Area, this is an example of that caring. People are giving their money and time,” says Spurgeon. “There has been a really strong art/music scene in the Bay Area for long time. Right now it’s really strong… And it means so much to me.”