According to three or four news submitters, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band had their car broken into in Washington DC over the weekend. I haven't seen any mention of this on Twitter or Facebook though, has anyone heard anything or found a way to donate some money to the band?
This is the kind of news I hate posting about. Some asshole in Detroit tonight decided to break intoTouché Amoré's van and steal all the band member's personal belongings and cash. If we hear of any way for you to donate money or help to the band, we'll let you know. You can always pick up the band's upcoming new record and merch. In the meantime, whomever broke into the band's van is honestly a piece of shit and lower than scum.
According to Laura Jane Grace's (Against Me!) Twitter account, she recently had five guitars stolen from her. The guitars are described as: Ric 4001 Bass, A Ric 360, A black on black tele, a blue Jazzmaster and a '76 blonde P-Bass. She has asked anyone with any information on the stolen guitars to contact her via her twitter account.
A Brighter Life's van was stolen recently after only having it for 2 months. The band is trying to replace what was stolen with another van so the group can get back on the road. You can check out the fundraising campaign here.
In 1999, Sonic Youth's tour bus was stolen, and the band lost all of their gear, much of it highly modified and irreplaceable. This week, however, two of the guitars that were stolen have shown up and been returned to the band.
Louisiana has passed a law outlawing the use of cash in transactions for secondhand goods to make it more difficult for thieves to pawn stolen goods (such as band equipment) without leaving a paper trail.
Nate of This Condition recently had his guitar stolen after a show. The band has set up a donation page to raise money to replace it. If you feel like being generous, donate a few dollars to help out a good guy.
Yesterday morning, Protagonist's equipment was stolen while their van was parked in a Denny's parking lot. The estimated total stolen comes out around $22,700. If you have any spare cash the band would greatly appreciate it. Here is a direct link to their paypal. If you want to see the whole message from the band and the list of gear go here.
Following up on a report yesterday, Ferret Style has announced the sale of an exclusive Poison the Well benefit shirt in helping out the band. The shirt can be pre-ordered here. The band's follow-up response can be seen in the replies.
You may have read about how Showbread got their van stolen, but they got it back. They lost some items, but the captors left their Nintendo DS and couldn't get into their trailer to steal their equipment.