Show Some Love!

Jul 16, 2009 by

scA benefit for Silent Cinema‘s stolen equipment also featuring The Happy Talk Band + The Living Room

Show some love to these guys, they are a hard working band and these guys are part of our community. That’s a lot of expensive equipment that got stolen and the blow can be crippling to a band. On the 18th you should support creativity in New Orleans by attending either the NOLA Rising Super Happy Fun Time or this. Please read the following message from the band and help us find the dirtbags who did this.

A message from Silent Cinema:

Hello Friends,

As many of you know we were robbed of a large portion of our gear this weekend in New Orleans, and we are on a mission to retrieve it. We asking anyone with any information or any connections to local music stores, pawnshops, or mob bosses, to help us out.

Our main concern is playing, even if its with borrowed equipment, as much as we planned to. We really are close to our equipment and do not have much money to cover the losses. The easiest and most fun way to help us, should you feel so inclined, would be to come out and see us this Saturday the 18th at One Eyed Jacks. We will be selling our CD,s T-shirts, and a special digital download of everything we’ve ever recorded, including a good deal of unreleased stuff.

In any case, here is what was stolen:

  1. Vox Valvetronix VT 100W 2×12 Guitar Amp. This is one of the new models with the silver metal grill. The serial number ends in 604.
  2. Ampeg SVT410HLF Bass Cabinet (500W 4×10) When stolen, this still had the custom red and orange grill cloth we used on our amps for a while. Hopefully someone is dumb enough to try to sell it with the cloth still on. Its also missing a caster.
  3. Ampeg SVT3PRO Bass Amplifier Head (450W)
  4. Fender RT1000 Guitar and Bass Rackmount Tuner
  5. Alesis 3630 Compressor (The previous three items were stolen in a basic Road Ready rack case. Once again hopefully someone is dumb enough to try to sell this all at once.)
  6. Epiphone 2003 Sheraton II. Its the sunburst one, and I.took the pickguard off.
  7. Boss Digital Delay DD-3 Pedal
  8. Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb Pedal (the larger model, not the newer nano)
  9. Ernie Ball VP JR. Volume Pedal
  10. Digitech HardWire Series CM-2 Tube Overdrive Pedal
  11. Dunlop DC Brick Multi-Power Supply
  12. Fender Stage 112 Combo

The five previous items were attached with industrial velcro to a custom built red and white wooden pedalboard, So if you come across more than one of these pedals, and there’s remnants of white velcro on the bottoms, let us know.

Thanks again for reading. Feel free to forward this to any blogs, publications, music stores, pawn shop workers, etc that you might know. Feel free to post it to your facebook, myspace, twitter etc. If you know who is in possession of our equipment, feel free to fax us their name, address, phone number, and a list of their worst fears.

Love,
Silent Cinema

A write-up about Silent Cinema:

The metamorphosis of Micah McKee has been fun to watch. In 2003, I interviewed McKee and guitarist Matt Glynn, asking inane questions like “Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton?” and “Jeff Buckley or Elliott Smith?”, and they answered gamely. (Keaton and Buckley, for the record, although they were split on the latter.) Silent Cinema was a newish outfit, having just issued a debut record of folksy, frail indie rock, and the two railed against the dearth of nonfunky music in New Orleans. Five years later, with Glynn as part of a revamped seven-piece, McKee is prepping a new LP, Fins and Feathers, and as his songs have focused less on folk, they’ve likewise become less frail — quite sturdy, in fact. His wispy whisper has evolved into a throaty bellow, and the band behind him has fleshed out the skeletal acoustic melodies to include alt-country mood swings and barroom sing-alongs.— Noah Bonaparte Pais

It’s only $8, the Doors are at 9. Do it.

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