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'Ghost Ship' Fire Benefit Concert Will Feature Tycho Founder, Scott Hansen

Nick Brunner / Capital Public Radio
 

Nick Brunner / Capital Public Radio

A benefit concert aimed at raising money for the victims of last weekend's deadly warehouse fire in Oakland, will feature a musician with Sacramento roots.The founder of Tycho says it was something he felt compelled to do. 

The man behind the Grammy-nominated electronic music group Tycho, Sacramento native Scott Hansen, is scheduled to be among the charity concert's headliners Wednesday alongside Bay Area rock band Primus and indie-pop act Tune-Yards.

Hansen says after the fire, he and others decided to take action to raise awareness for the struggling artist communities in the Bay Area and provide support for the victims of the Ghost Ship fire.

"I think for a lot of us this definitely hit home, for a lot of people, just realizing that not everybody has the resources to have the right places to be able to do these things, whether it be a studio, or a living space, or a place to perform. So, after this we all felt something needed to be done."

Hansen says, while he wasn't directly connected to the musicians who perished at Ghost Ship, they were all part of the greater electronic music community.