Photo Credit: Mike White
Shit news from Chicago, where locals Vincas and The Powder Room played last night as part of their current tour. The Powder Room posts on Facebook that the van the two groups are traveling in was broken into sometime after the show in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood and “half of our gear was stolen.”
The stolen items, which range from guitars and effects pedals to laptops and drum equipment, were not insured. The Powder Room’s Gene Woolfolk says they will accept donations towards the cost of repairing the van and replacing what is not recovered—”but I understand that most of my friends are broke musicians like us,” he says.
Below is the list of missing equipment (UPDATED with serial numbers where available). If you live in or know somebody in the Chicago area, please share this info and keep a look out.
1998 lefty fender standard tele made in USA
1982 Tobacco burst Standard Les Paul
Rickenbacher blue burst 4003
1978 Fender Precision Bass
1981 Music man HD-150 bass head
32×18 SKB powered pedal board containing:
Ehx green big muff
Boss re-20 space echo
Weeping demon wah
32×16 Gator pedal board with g-bus power supply containing:
Ernie ball volume pedal beat to hell and back
Dunlop cry baby from hell 97203001741
Digitech whammy 4
Effects boutique SRB-808
Vintage reissue rat
Custom clean boost
Boss dd-6 Velcro covering serial number
Horizon line selector
70s Rogers kick drum pedal
Gateway NV51B35u laptop
Exploring Microsoft word textbook
The tour was set to continue tonight in Nashville, but that show, as well as tomorrow’s Atlanta gig at 97 Estoria, have been cancelled.
UPDATE: A third party has set up an Indiegogo page where you can donate to help the bands replace the stolen gear.
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