Saturday, October 08, 2005

Thievin' Thieves

So we all know that bands are often the butt of being thieved. Earlier this year, the Decemberists trailer was stolen full of thousands of dollars worth of gear. BrooklynVegan wrote about the Raveonettes van and equipment was stolen in NYC.

Well another band that's thieved is the Mae Shi. Tim of the Mae Shi wrote on their website:
"...this morning, I awoke to move my to car from where it sits parked in front of my apartment, and discovered that one of the windows had been smashed out. It took me a second to register this, because there wasn't much to motivates this crime. Did I leave my to guitar in the to car? No? Did I leave anything with any resale value in the to car? No. Then I realized that the thieves had smashed the window out to get to the box in the back of the to car, which they had taken.
This box contained 200 copies of Heartbeeps and Terrorbird, which had recently been sent to us by KRS via Touch and for Go in preparation the coming tour. Due to to timing issues they had to be picked up from the UPS office, and instead of lugging them up the stairs into my apartment I left them in my to car, because who would steal 200 Mae Shi CDs?
The wholesale price (the price we, the band, pays) for 5RC #GER034, aka Terrorbird, is $8 to CD. The wholesale price for 5RC #GER049, aka Heartbeeps, is $5 to CD. Add that up and you have $1300 in merchandise lost to us. $1300 we have to for pay 5RC."
It's pretty awful. If you have any information email the band at tim at They're still doing the tour. I don't know if they'll be asking for money but if you do see them, it sure would be nice to give 'em a few extra bucks for the $1,300 they have to pay to 5RC.

10.15 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (w/ Make Believe)
10.19 Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room
10.20 Las Cruces, NM - The Bean (w/ Indian Jewelry)
10.21 Austin, TX - Elysium (w/ Freezepop)
10.22 Houston, TX - Mary Jane's Fat Cat
10.23 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
10.24 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
10.25 Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern
10.26 Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light
10.27 Chalrottesville, VA - Satellite Ballroom (w/ VCR)
10.28 Middlebury, VT - Coltrane Lounge @ Middlebury College
10.29 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (w/ The Mountain Goats)
10.30 Boston, MA - Eagle's Nest @ Boston College (w/ Fat Day)
10.31 New York, NY - Tonic (Awesome Halloween Show w/ Night Porter)
11.01 Middletown, CT - Eclectic Haus @ Weslyan University (w/ An Albatross)
11.02 Providence, RI - AS220 (w/ Fat Day)
11.03 Brooklyn, NY - North Six (w/ No Things, Parts & Labor)
11.04 Hamilton, NY - Colgate College
11.05 Annandale-On-Hudson, NY - Bard College
11.06 Oberlin, OH - The Sco @ Oberlin College (w/ Racebannon)
11.07 Gambier, OH - Horn Gallery @ Kenyon College (w/ Racebannon)
11.08 Bloomington, IN - Second Story
11.09 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
11.10 Dekalb, IL - The House
11.11 Moline, IL - Laser Mansion
11.12 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
11.13 St. Paul, MN - Big V's
11.14 Houghton, MI - Michigan Tech University
11.15 Madison, WI - Owl Sanctuary
11.16 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's Oasis
11.17 St. Louis, MO - Hi-Pointe
11.18 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
11.19 Lincoln, NE - TBA
11.20 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive (w/ The Pope)
11.21 Boise, ID - Yosada House (w/ The Pope)
11.22 Seattle, WA - Vera Project (w/ Milemarker, The Pope)
11.24 Olympia, WA - Yes Yes (w/ The Pope)
11.25 Portland, OR - Food Hole (w/ The Pope)
11.26 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room (w/ Numbers, The Pope)
11.27 Oakland, CA - Lobot Gallery (w/ The Pope)

Mae Shi sounds:
Vampire Beats
Born for a Short Time

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

who would steal 200 Mae Shi CDs? Crackheads. Never leave anything in your car. Not even clothes.