Film School seem like good guys — can’t we have anything nice?
Bright and early this morning someone not in our band hopped in our van and busted through the high security gate at the Comfort Inn in Philadelphia. All our gear was in the back. ALL OF IT. If anyone in the Philadelphia area notices a large white Ford van with California
plates full of music equipment, please get in touch.
The remaining dates of tour are in limbo as I type this. I'll post
another bulletin with more info later.
Comfort Inn on Delaware Ave in Philadelphia. It was a white, 2003 Ford
E-350, California license plates. ALL of our gear was taken. Here's a
list of what's missing:
- 1966 Ludwig drum kit, blue sparkle
- 23" Paiste ride cymbal
- 1976 Fender P-bass, no finish, beat down, Bartolini pick-up
- 1993 Gibson SG, black
- 1973 Fender Telecaster Deluxe, cream, with marble pickguard, humbuckers
- Fender Twin Reverb amp, 70's silverface, master volume
- Fender Deville guitar amp
- early 70's Ampeg SVT bass head with 2 massive metal handles on the sides
- Ampeg SVT 410HLF bass cabinet
- Peavey keyboard amp
- Kurzweil K2000 keyboard
3 boxes of effects: 2 Line 6 delay pedals, Memory Man Deluxe, Big Muff,
SansAmp Bass DI, Rat, MXR distortion, Cry Baby wah, 2 Boss EQ pedals,
Boss Digital Delay, 2 Boss Tuners. These were in 3 different suitcases.
Contact Adam Farrell at Beggars Banquet if you have any info, so the band can keep making music.
Hopefully they’ll get there stuff back, though how often does that happen? UPDATE: The New York shows are still happening (thanks Heather), as are all the SXSW dates, but he rest of the tour is up in the airl.
Meanwhile, help out the band by picking up thier self-titled debut that may be the most Beggars Banquet-y sounding thing the label has released in ten years. It’s especially recommended to fans of early ’90s shoegaze (with a does of late-’80s goth for good measure) — of which I am certainly one. You can stream the whole album here.
Here are those remaining, in-limbo tour dates…
3/08: DC, Black Cat w/ The Rogers Sisters, Cloud Room
3/09: Providence, RI, Century Lounge w/Cloud Room
3/10: Massachusetts, Welleseley College w/ Cloud Room
3/11: New York, Mercury Lounge w/ Cloud Room
3/12: New York, Mercury Lounge (second show added!)
3/14: Memphis, Hi Tone w/ Cloud Room
3/16: Austin, SXSW Beggars Banquet showcase at Club Deville (6th & Red River), 9pm
3/17: Austin, SXSW Jane magazine party at Beauty Bar (7th & Red River), time TBA w/Nada Surf, Mates of State, Of Montreal, Film School, The M’s, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Tiny Steps
3/18: Austin, SXSW Hi Dive party at Gallery Lombardi (910 3rd at N.Lamar), 3:45pm w/Dressy Bessy, the M’s, Ester Drang, Paul Jenkins (of Black Heart Procession), Bright Channel and more
3/31: San Francisco, Noise Pop Festival at Slim’s