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J Mascis played a BV day party (pics), Kurt Vile had his stuff stolen, both are on tour (and in NYC now)

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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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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