It seems that the local band bandits are back. Both Annuals and Double Negative had gear stolen from them back in December of ‘09 and now A Rooster for the Masses, The Design and about four other bands/DJs have been robbed.
All of the bands that have had gear stolen practiced in buildings that are owned by Joyner Realty Company. The buildings are off Capital Boulevard near The Cotton Mill. Word is that there has been talk of putting security cameras up and other security measures but none of this has happened or even moved forward since the last break-ins. One thing is for sure, very few bands will be using these spaces in the future.
The following gear was stolen from The Design:
Roland Fantom X-6 Keyboard
Roland SH-201 Synthesizer
And stolen from A Rooster for the Masses was:
Boss TU-3 Pedal
Boss DD-20 Pedal
Boss OD-20 Pedal
Line 6 MM4 Pedal
Line 6 Verbzilla Pedal
Boss GT3 Guitar Effects Processor
American Audio self-powered PA speakers
Alesis SR-16 drum machine with power adapter
And 2 cold beers…no joke.
Both bands have upcoming shows (The Design at Lincoln Theatre on February 20 and A Rooster for the Masses a benefit for Haiti at the Pour House on February 4th) and may have to borrow a little gear, so if anyone can help let the bands know.
If you have any more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Adam from Rooster at email@example.com