Posted in music on June 10, 2009

Harlem Shakes @ Highline Ballroom (more by Ryan Muir)
Harlem Shakes

Well... our van was broken into in Richmond, VA. It sucks. The crackhead stole some of Jose's clothes and his passport, a microkorg keyboard, our sampler, and Todd's extra strings (!?). We're getting everything sorted now -- new passport expedited, new sampler sent out to Chicago where we'll be for friday (RIBFEST) -- but godDAMN it never feels good to be robbed. Violating, angry-making and all that. Anyway, things seem to be righting themselves (knock on wood), but if you see us in the coming final week of our tour, come give us a hug. We could use it, bigtime.


Tickets are still on sale for the show Harlem Shakes are playing at Bowery Ballroom in July.



Comments (20)

lock your doors next time dumbass

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 4:25 PM

4:25 I think what happened is that they smashed the windows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 4:43 PM

What kinda person leaves their passport just lying around?
Also, new sampler sent to Chicago? Nice to have rich parents, eh?

Posted by Common Sense | June 10, 2009 5:23 PM

i thought it said "vagina."

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 6:26 PM

into Harlem Shakes' vagina

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 6:54 PM

Shake my vagina in Harlem

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 7:06 PM

broke my vagina shaking in Harlem

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 7:07 PM

Bumdog Millionare.

Posted by dan | June 10, 2009 9:02 PM

Saw Harlem shakes in Richmond Monday. It was frighteningly disappointing considering I thought their album was decent.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 9:20 PM

rich kids, they went to dalton school in nyc

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 11:27 PM

and Yale.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 11:32 PM

fuck they ass

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2009 11:48 PM

They are fabulous! can't wait to see them at bowery!

Posted by Steph | June 11, 2009 12:25 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2009 2:02 PM

While bashing rich kids is a favorite New York pastime (especially by other semi-rich kids!), I believe the band's record label replaced the sampler, not the band's parents.

I, too, am looking forward to the Bowery show!

Posted by Simmer Down | June 11, 2009 5:30 PM

leave it to anonymous bk vegan commenters to add insult to injury. jeez. their shit was just stolen, why ya gotta be assholes?

Posted by rawksavvy | June 11, 2009 5:43 PM

buy a gun, kids.

and lots of ammunition.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2009 5:47 PM

--Commenters' hearts broken into in Brooklyn--

Items stolen include:


According to the police, the douchebaggery was left untouched.

Shakes rock!

Posted by Chris | June 11, 2009 6:09 PM

The Shakes are a wonder. they rock!

anybody talking trash about yale kids has never seen or heard how much fun it can be to experience their stuff. they are not fancy pants(es). at the very least, be glad there are some yale grads who are not using their education to fleece the rest of america.

I would have given Kel and the bunch a hug after their set at the Black Cat, but it was so crowded, and late enough that I had to rush home before Passion Pit began. it was worth the trip. hope the rest of tour sounds just as great, and has infinitely fewer robberies, unless they find that guy and rob your stuff back.

Posted by Pooh | June 12, 2009 11:41 AM

They're nice dudes. Super super rich though. One of their dads invented Ralph Lauren Polo Sport.

Posted by gruelly | June 12, 2009 5:00 PM

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