The all-ages venue Pehrspace lives quietly on Glendale Boulevard just south of Beverly in Echo Park.
Tucked between TiGeorge's Chicken and Bangkok Express Thai, the storefront has been a place for emerging artists, musicians and DJs in a truly independent spirit.
Adam Hervey, 36 is widely identified as the force behind Pehrspace.
A South Pasadena High graduate, Hervey was inspired by his own experiences as a young musician at Jabberjaw, a 1990s incubator for youth culture along the lines of today's The Smell.
Outgoing, enthusastic and caring, Hervey founded Pehrpace in 2006 and ran it before others stepped in to take leadership roles.
"You'd regularly see him standing at the door," Adam Garcia, a high-school buddy and partner in crime--and the band Timonium--told us.
But you won't right now. Hervey was rushed to the emergency room Wednesday, Jan. 16 with what was later diagnosed as a blood clot in a key artery to the brain.
According to Garcia, Hervey is doing very well in the surgery required. He is expected to come out of intensive care at Glendale Adventist Hospital today and begin rehabilitation there.
Hervey apparently has some healthcare coverage. But it's unlikely that it will cover the phenomenal expenses associated with a rehab facility.
Friends and fans have already stepped in.
They've created a Give Forward page for donations:
According to the page:
We would love for Adam to not have to worry about the financial cost associated with his stroke and recovery so that he can focus all of his energy on just getting better.
Hervey was apparently in good health and had recently run several marathons, so his so-called "brain stem stroke" is baffling many.
His mother lives in Altadena, and Hervey lived most recently in Eagle Rock.