Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on August 31, 2009

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo, words by Andrew Frisicano

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Electro rock act Vega played the opening set at the last Pool Party on Sunday. If you didn't already know, all their gear had been stolen in Sacramento about a week ago, though you wouldn't have known from their performance.

Thankfully, Palomo says, a number of supporters have chipped in, sending the band cash to help buy the replacement gear necessary for its upcoming slew of shows, which will also find the touring through Europe.

"Most of the donations have come from friends and supporters back home," Palomo says. "There have been a few random names that I don't know, though. It's just like, uh, thanks for the support, y'know?"

That kind of support also helped VEGA make up for the fact that it had to cancel some shows in Canada that it had planned to play before getting its gear stolen; on the way back home, the band was able to raise funds by performing at DJ gigs in Los Angeles on the way back home to Texas. And, in the coming days, Palomo says, the band should be able to re-purchase the bulk of the equipment it lost--or at the very least, the equipment it needs to create Neon Indian's warped, summery sounds in a live setting. [Dallas Observer]

A full list of all the equipment taken is below.

The blow is doubly crap-tastic for Alan Palomo, who uses the same gear in his Neon Indian project. Neon Indian is set to release its first record, Psychic Chasms, October 13th on Lefse Records. He's announced that the act "will be touring Europe and North America from September through December." Neon Indian are set to make their live debut on September 10th in Denton, TX, a few days before their Monolith Fest stop on September 12th. Palomo's upcoming tour, posted below, also has four days, October 20th-24th, marked off for CMJ. Good luck to him at getting the new synths and samplers together.

More Pool Party pics, the stolen equipment list, and all tour dates, below...

















Vega stolen equipment list

Dave Smith Prophet '08 synthesizer (limited edition signed w/ red LEDs) (w/ flight case)
Empress Super Delay Pedal
Death By Audio Super Sonic Fuzz Gun Distortion Pedal
BCR 2000 Rotary Midi Controller
Power Adapted for an Akai APC-40 Controller
Shure Gear bag w/ 4 quarter inch Cables
Axiom 250 Midi Controller
Mackie Onyx Satelitte external Audio Interface

Gretsch Catalina elite 18-inch white marine pearl kick drum / Floor Tom
1960s Rogers sea-foam green 14-inch snare (collector's item)
Black luggage box filled with drum hardware [high hat stand, kick pedal, cymbal stand, floor tom legs, snare stand]
Zildijan new beat high hats
Zildijan Rock crash

ProLine PL-402 2 Tier Double X-Braced Keyboard Stand
Single Tier keyboard Stand

Ampeg BA115 Bass Combo
Fender Frontman 65R 65W 1X12 Guitar Combo
Mexican Telecaster guitar black w/ white pickguard
Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling Orange w/ white pickguard (plastic alien puppets attached to levels or perhaps may have been taken off)

If you have any information leading to the finding or replacing of this gear dont hesitate contact either my manager Danny ( at 817 658 0795 or myself ( at 940 595 5185. Time is of the essense given the VEGA Grizzly Bear show in NYC and the countless touring dates for both Neon Indian and VEGA beginning early september right around the corner so keep your eyes pealed. If you have a blog or know someone to send this off too, please repost. If you'd like to donate any money to help us return home and begin sorting this out you can do so to Thank you for reading. [Vega]

Vega - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 16 VEGA live - Electrosanne Festival @ Le Romandie Lausanne, Switzerland
Nov 07 VEGA live-FUN FUN FUN FEST Austin
Nov 08 VEGA live-FUN FUN FUN FEST Austin

Neon Indian - 2009 Tour Dates
09-09 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
09-11 Springfield, MO - The Outland Ballroom
09-13 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater (Monolith Festival)
10-02 Austin, TX - Emo's (Austin City Limits afterparty)
10-16 Tallahassee, FL - Club Down Under
10-17 Jacksonville, FL - TSI
10-18 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
10-17 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
10-20 Philadelphia, PA - The Barbery
10-24 New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10-25 Hartford, CT - La Paloma Sabanera
10-27 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10-28 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10-29 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
10-30 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin (Der Rathskeller)
10-31 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
11-07 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Festival
11-08 Lubbock, TX - Bash Riprock's
11-11 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
11-12 Boise, ID - Neurolux
11-13 Guadalajara, Mexico - Lemon Beat
11-14 Mexico City, Mexico - Pasaje América
11-15 Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
11-16 Vancouver, British Columbia - Shine Nightclub
11-19 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
11-20 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
11-21 Tuscon, AZ - Club Congress



Comments (14)

you mean sunday!

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 11:44 AM


Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 11:47 AM

where's them lightning bolt fotos?

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 12:06 PM

someone should have stolen the borrowed equipment.

Posted by twb | August 31, 2009 12:21 PM

crystal crapstles did it

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 12:21 PM

somebody hit the electronic music jackpot in this robbery

sucks for VEGA, though

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 1:10 PM

have to go see neon indian when they come to NY

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2009 1:23 PM

vega seems to have a track record of getting shit stolen. how about getting their act together so they don't give bad press to bands like crystal castles?

Posted by JM | August 31, 2009 1:34 PM

alan was fucking lying.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2009 9:50 PM

crystal castles probably did it... just sayin.

Posted by tylerdurden | September 8, 2009 12:42 AM

Where it is?

Posted by thermal paper | September 23, 2009 10:06 PM

Great photos! Vega mus be really good, there are a lot of people who watched. I should check his music out. Thanks for posting.

Posted by gas boilers | May 5, 2010 2:15 PM

I missed the party due to work. It looks fun

Posted by Putri Cove Residences | March 16, 2014 2:41 AM

Lets party!!

Posted by Sky Habitat | March 16, 2014 2:43 AM

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