Fundraiser for Junior Bruce guitarist Bryan Raymond gets the heavy treatment at Will's Pub


The Orlando music community lifts its own in times of need. Unfortunately, it’s too often for the benefit of the family left behind in a tragedy. At least local musician Bryan Raymond survived his misfortune of a terrible October motorcycle accident, but barely. From an injury list that’s seriously deep and awful, the Junior Bruce guitarist and father of two daughters is mounting a miraculous recovery. His medical bills, however, are staggering and his family needs a little hand. Raymond’s bandmates in Junior Bruce, of course, are leading the charge with some of the most gruesome Southern sludge around. To make it a full-on cavalry, they’ve summoned a lineup of acclaimed heavy hitters – Tampa’s Meatwound (one of the most buzz-worthy new heavy bands from Florida right now), Orlando’s Ad Nauseum (a 2015 Undie award winner) and Lakeland’s Tug (swamp metal) – that’s worth more than the negligible $7 cover just on sheer merit alone. With this much certified power on tap, the event hardly counts as charity. But the help is real and the effect direct for a community member in need. 

with Junior Bruce, Ad Nauseum, Meatwound, Tug | 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | | $7