Philadelphia’s Eastern Conference Champions are the latest band to experience the horror and frustrations of theft on the road. The band completed their February residency last night at the Los Angeles venue the Silverlake Lounge. After performing at such a great venue in front of a packed crowd, the last thing you want is the buzzkill of getting all of your gear stolen, which unfortunately happened to this east coast trio.
The band discussed the theft of their gear via MySpace, where they said: “We just played the last night of our February residency on Monday to a packed house at the Silverlake Lounge, and then all of our gear gets stolen. The van was parked overnight on Sycamore, just east of LaBrea, between 4th and 6th streets. The next morning, our buddy, the green sherrod aka ’94 Ford Econoline, was discovered with the passenger side window smashed and all the equipment gone. Everything. Guitars, Drums, Amps, Computers. Everything. The fuckers wiped us out. These pieces of shit even took the time to unscrew the useless TV and VCR out of the overhead console. And all of this happened on a quiet little neighborhood street.”
If you happen to see Josh Ostrander, Greg Lyons or Vern Z looking a bit down in the dumps, give ‘em a pat on the back and buy them a drink.