Some sad news on the MidPoint front. Chicago "Chamber Pop" band The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir were involved in a serious highway accident on the way to their MPMF show last night at the Contemporary Arts Center. The Seedy Seeds, playing to a packed room in the slot right before SYGC's, said a few words about the accident during their set (and played a little longer, to the disappointment of no one) and the news has hit the media in the Bloodshot recording artist's hometown.—-
The band's van blew a tire on I-65 in Indiana and reportedly rolled over several times. All the members had to go to the hospital — three were treated and released (mostly for head trauma and broken bones), Mark Yoshizumi reportedly suffered serious head trauma and internal injuries (he was airlifted to Chicago for surgery and at last report was still in serious condition), Mary Ralph is thought to have suffered a broken pelvis and Elia Einhorn had a large gash in his head stitched up.
Anyone interested in helping the band members out with what are sure to be costly medical bills, the band's label has set up a site for donations. Go here to help them out.
(Keep an eye out for our reports from the festival, coming soon. In the meantime, check out some photos from the festivities.)