Best Of 2021

Best Wussy Benefit Concert: 2016 appearance at the Windmill Brixton

Wussy pedal steel guitarist John Erhardt died in May 2020, with vocalist Chuck Cleaver posting to the band’s Facebook page: “John gave us a beauty that we’ll never see again. A combination of love, friendship, stability and that amazing swirling sound. Truly a wonder. A backdrop to everything that we are, in the band and in life.” To honor Erhardt and raise money for a memorial fund in his name, Wussy’s UK label, the London-based Damnably, hosted a special stream of the band’s 2016 appearance at the Windmill Brixton. (It also helped raise funds to support the venue.) The show was free but donations to the John Erhardt Memorial Fund were encouraged to “assist organizations whose focus is advocating for and helping individuals and their families who contend with the disease of mental illness.”