Flagpole has received the very sad news that local musician Craig Lieske has passed away, reportedly due to an aneurysm. Lieske, who was a member of local improv-rock group Garbage Island, as well as a member of the Drive-By Truckers' touring crew, contributed his talents to countless other local bands during his many years in Athens.
Lieske was 48. We'll update with details on a memorial service as they arrive. In the meantime, we'll be publishing a memorial in next week's issue. Please send thoughts, remembrances and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday morning.