Posted in music | pictures on March 24, 2011

photos by Chris Gersbeck

J Mascis @ BV/Partisan/KF Day party @ Swan Dive Friday
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"As you might have heard by now, Kurt Vile had a backpack full of guitar pedals, miscellaneous gear, and personal items stolen at SXSW on Friday night. According to various online reports--including Matador Records' Twitter--the stolen equipment includes an Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, an Electro-Harmonix Graphic Fuzz, and a Roland 404 digital sampler. (So, if you're still in Austin and some sketchy dude tries to sell you one of these things--or you see one in a pawn shop in the area--let someone in Kurt's camp know ASAP.)

After Vile's show the following afternoon, WXPN General Manager Roger LaMay--who, along with Assistant General Manager For Programming Bruce Warren, was at the festival--interviewed Vile about the loss of his equipment." [The Key]

The video of Kurt discussing his stolen gear (which totally sucks) is below.

Friday was also the day J Mascis played a headlining set at the BrooklynVegan Day party at Swan Dive in Austin - just J in a chair and his guitar and a mic (unfortunately hard to see for those standing in the back, but it sounded great). Pictures from that set are in this post.

J and Kurt are on tour now, and that tour hits Mercury Lounge tonight (3/24) and Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday (3/25). Both shows are now sold out. All dates, and more of those pictures and that video, below...

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J MASCIS - 2011 TOUR DATES
03/24/11 New York, NY Mercury Lounge US +
03/25/11 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg US +
03/26/11 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall US +
03/30/11 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop US +
03/31/11 Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig US +
04/01/11 Chicago, IL Subterranean US +
04/02/11 Minneapolis, MN 7th St Entry US +
04/07/11 Atlanta, GA The Earl US +
04/08/11 Athens, GA The Melting Point US +
04/09/11 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle US +
04/10/11 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle US +
04/29/11 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern US*
04/30/11 Portland, OR Dante's US*
05/03/11 Santa Cruz, CA Crepe Place US*
05/04/11 San Francisco, CA The Independent US*
05/05/11 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar US*
05/06/11 Los Angeles, CA Echo US*
05/07/11 San Diego, CA The Casbah US*
+ w/ Kurt Vile
* w/The Black Heart Procession

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Comments (33)

Kurt Vile is the man.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 3:06 AM

if i met the fuckin kid flicking off the camera in the second to last photo I'd push his head in a vat of hummus

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 3:32 AM

I actually wouldn't mind getting my head pushed into a tub of hummus. It's rather nourishing to the hair follicle and I would bet that the olive oil content might be moisturizing for my dry skin.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 3:44 AM

The best

Posted by Simone | March 24, 2011 5:38 AM

Austin sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 7:23 AM

J is looking more like a grizzled vagabond drifter. It's a good look for him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 9:02 AM

j mascis is an underrated genius

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 9:43 AM

i think j's new album is boring as shit.

kurt vile's lp on the other hand is the best of the year by far.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 9:59 AM

Hey 9:59 - sounds like you've bought a total of 2 albums so far this year.

Posted by nygrump | March 24, 2011 10:17 AM

Who peed in everyone's Wheaties this morning?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 10:25 AM

Sucks to hear about another theft of gear. Lazarus AD just got robbed in the UK, happens way too often. Kurt should setup a donation page. Guy cant be making that much, even as well known as he is.
Hope Mascis played some deep wound songs, acoustic!

And that 344am comment was hilarious. More hummus

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 10:50 AM

Kurt is such a good dude. Who would have blamed him if he acted all pissed off and angry about his shit being stolen? It wasn't just pedals--it was notebooks and other personal items. He definitely has some zen in him.

Posted by soysalami | March 24, 2011 10:57 AM

"Who peed in everyone's Wheaties this morning?"

You haven't heard? BV losers tend to drink a vat of urine each day for breakfast (or whenever they wake up).

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 10:59 AM

getting personal stuff stolen (especially as an artist) is just the biggest blow to the stomach you can get. i hope he gets it back

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 11:00 AM

nice Om shirt, J.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 11:08 AM

Showing off the middle finger is the lamest, least edgy thing to do in photos.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 11:51 AM

just go to guitar center and buy the pedals,100$ and your done

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 1:31 PM

Someone stole my ipod once. I had to spring for a new one.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 2:07 PM

yeah man, life is rough.

so how many people died in japan last week?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 2:26 PM

Who the fuck is comparing anything to the earthquake in Japan?!? Hummus-suckin' fool.

And, uh, DUH, fuckface 1:31, it wasn't just some fuckin' replaceable pedals. Personal notebooks, cash, keys, tour info got ripped off.

Go jack off in yer dad's gym socks, bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 2:43 PM

Drink dat urine, fellas!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 3:07 PM

Oh No, Sobawdy stowl my diary!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 3:16 PM

Kurt has a camp now? jeez...

Posted by me | March 24, 2011 3:29 PM

if i was standing around that group of fauxhemians i would flip EVERYBODY off

those kids were not even born when green mind was released

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 8:05 PM

J Mascis should have stayed in Amherst and left us all alone

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 8:37 PM

MEHdle finger

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 10:56 PM

j mascis is fine

it is the annoying poseurs who think he is the grandfather of rock

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 7:54 AM

he's 45

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 8:15 AM

rock was doing just fine before J came along, thank you very much. he's fun to go see, but grandfather of rock? so misinformed.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 8:24 AM

the only person who said he's the grandfather of rock was someone who said it with no basis whatsoever. either way, there's no doubt he's one of the more influential guitarists of the 80's/90's

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 8:45 AM

Kurt Vile sucks, he is annoying as hell to listen to, J is awesome though I just wish he didn't have such bad taste in opening acts sometimes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 11:43 AM

if you're into j mascis and can't appreciate kurt vile, i'm not quite sure anyone cares about your opinion

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 11:47 AM

why, does kurt vile whine / speak when he "sings" too?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 12:16 PM

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