At HILOBROW, John Hilgart reflects on how the music of the obscure 1990s band Acetone got him through a difficult period in his life. The band’s history took a tragic turn (which I was unaware of until just now), making his narrative even more compelling. I know a few Acetone songs from old CMJ sampler discs, and they’re quite good. Years ago I even went on a record store quest for one of their earlier albums. But I didn’t find it that day, and the band faded from my consciousness.