Remembering Greg Oja: 1979-2016

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The underground music community is mourning the loss of the late Greg Oja, best known to the music world for his guitar contributions to Milwaukee band No Brainer. Oja passed away on October 5th, 2016 due to complications after being admitted to the hospital in early August for what was found to be serious blood clots and other complications- He was just 37 years old. Oja leaves behind a loving family, fiancé, two dogs, and countless friends throughout the World-wide music community.

Greg Oja was a friend to many of us at, known for his kind heart, genuine personality, love of animals, otherworldly riffs, incredible live performances, great sense of humor, and countless other adjectives that would fall short to adequately describe this rare and awesome person.

We’d like to pay our respects to Greg Oja by posting a few choice releases from his contributions to the mighty No Brainer below.

For those would like to help out- There is still a donation page set up for Greg’s family as the costs of his 2-month hospital stay and forthcoming arrangements will surely be hefty.

Without further ado, enjoy the awesomely brutal riffs of Greg Oja and No Brainer as we celebrate a life cut short way too soon. Rest in Power.

-Joshua T. Cohen &

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