Rah Bras Equipment StolenThe Rah Bras are fellow former Richmonders, and some of the simultaneously silliest and hardest-rockin' bands you could ever hope to see. They're also good friends of mine.
I saw them open for Fugazi once...a real highlight of the show included the double-male partial striptease with accompanying Prince-like music and erotic use of a vacuum cleaner hose.
Clearly this is a band that has already achieved greatness, and is destined for it on a grander scale. Unfortunately, they will have to achieve this greatness later, rather than sooner, as someone broke into their van in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn this weekend and stole ALL of their equipment.
Here's a list of what's missing:
Epiphone Viola Bass (SN: 97110449)
Epiphone Viola Case
Gator 8 Space Rack Mount Case
SWR Megoliath 8 x 10 Bass Cabinet
SWR Mo Bass Head w/ EFX
Digitech Whammy4 Pedal
Zoom 506 Pedal
Digitech RP-7 Pedal (SN: 11280)
Boss Noise Suppressor
Moxley AB Switch
Korg Poly 800 Keyboard
Calzone 4 Space Rack Case
Waldorf Micro Q Rack Synth
Midiman USB Midisport 2x2 MIDI Interface
Alesis Andromeda A6
Roland MC 505
Roland SPD 20 Drum Pad
Carvin Keyboard Amp
2 Calzone Keyboard Flight Cases ("Rah Bras" on the side)
Blue Pearl Export Drum Set
2 legged High Hat Stand
14in Pearl Deep Maple Snare
Double Kick Pedal
2 Digitech Vocal EFX Pedals
If anyone comes across this stuff in NYC or wherever, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are the sort of person that makes donations to bands in need, click here to help. Thanks for reading.