In the same week the local music community suffered the loss of Andyman Davis, another beloved fixture of the Columbus scene passed away. Emanuel "E" Martin died last week at age 31. Skully's, 1151 N. High St., will host a memorial benefit for E's family tonight at 8, with bands including Trouble with Brownfield, The Town Monster, Tommyguns, Burglar, Dead Set Ready, Blastronauts and Chelsea Automatic.
E was a familiar face to Columbus concert-goers, running security at the High Five long before the bar's recent name change to Circus. My experiences with him as a patron and a performer were always overwhelmingly positive. I'm going to miss seeing him when I walk in for a show.
Here's E's obituary and the Facebook event for tonight's show.