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Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells Has Died

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Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells Has Died

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Benjamin Curtis, guitarist of the Dallas outfit School of Seven Bells and Secret Machines has died after year long battle with lymphoma, according to the Dallas Observer.

Though a native Oklahoman, Curtis was a Dallas resident and treasured member of the local music scene from the ’90s well into the 2000s. In the mid-’90s, Curtis and his brother Brandon were members of local rock outfit UFOFU with Joe Butcher, before Ben left to spend a few years playing drums for Tripping Daisy. In 2000, the Curtis brothers started the spacey three-piece Secret Machines. Their debut full-length project, 2004’s Now Here Is Nowhere, broke nationally to much critical acclaim. It will long be remembered as a Dallas classic.

Curtis was 35.

 

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