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As mentioned, O'Death have a new album and are currently on tour. They had some very bad luck around the Los Angeles date of their tour:

Hi Friends,

Our band, O'DEATH, was robbed outside of Los Angeles after our show at The Echo on Oct 30.

Our van and trailer were stolen, and along with it, all of our equipment, instruments, personal belongings, and merchandise, including hundreds of units of our new album and all of our other records on Vinyl, CD, and some tapes too, along with hundreds of T-shirts, posters, hoodies, flasks, buttons, everything we made for this tour. We also lost a couple of laptops, a camera, and most of us even lost all of the clothes we brought on tour...

...We hope to play many more and anticipate extensive recording output in the coming years, but we just lost everything and this is a HUGE SETBACK.

I'm so sorry for the sob-story, but we've literally just lost every asset. For those of you familiar with our music, you may know our sound is cultivated. A lot of our tools are NOT instruments that can be bought in a music shop - they are pieces we found on the side of the road along our journey. They are irreplaceable. So, we will not rebuild - we will start again. We could really use your help right now. We don't want to give up on this tour - we really believe in this album - we've been working on this tour to support this album since before the winter ended, and if we can't finish it, it will feel like 2014 is lost!

There's information on what was stolen here. The band have set up a Gofundme if you'd like to help and they've already raised $15k since Friday (10/31). O'Death had to cancel their Halloween show at Pappy & Harriets in Costa Mesa, but are trying keep as many shows as the can. Their NYC date is November 14 at The Bell House (tickets).

Code Orange Kids at Acheron, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Code Orange Kids

We have been robbed of over 10,000 dollars worth of stuff in New Orleans including all our cash, computers and bags. Not sure what we are gonna do from here but thought id let everyone know. Will post descriptions for help soon... if you feel like helping you can donate to our paypal at codeorangekids@yahoo.com. if not thats cool too. we aren't going home obviously so see you at these next few weeks of shows. - [Code Orange Kids]
Code Orange Kids are a young and hardworking band with a future, so lets hope they bounce back quickly. Regardless, help them out if you can. The band are currently on the road with Full of Hell and Gaza.

Glasslands (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Glasslands

Williamsburg venue Glasslands Gallery was robbed earlier this month, but sort of kept it to themselves. Someone had mentioned it to me, but I didn't see anything online, so I thought maybe it was minor. Ends up it wasn't. Now taking a cue from Silent Barn which was robbed just a couple of weeks earlier, Glasslands is reaching out to the community for help.

They write:

HELP US TO REBUILD OUR STOLEN PA

The GlassLands Gallery was founded in 2006 by Rolyn Hu and Brooke Baxter as a true labor of love. Opening it's doors with very little start up and donated or recycled materials Glasslands quickly grew into a vital part of the Williamsburg community. Hosting live music, dance parties, special events, lectures, ongoing interactive art projects and even a free after school program that taught kids from local public schools dj'ing, screen printing and music lessons with the help of volunteers. A multi-functional art space, the converted warehouse became a fast home to a number of artists, musicians and any other type of friend or stranger who had a mind to contribute to it's ever evolving vision.

On Tuesday Aug 2nd at 2am GlassLands and practice spaces were robbed. Thousands of dollars worth of sound equipment was stolen and damaged, including but not limited to monitors, turntables, mixer, lighting equipment, etc. It breaks our hearts that after 5 years of being in the same space something like this would happen in our community. Under normal circumstances, we would be able to bounce back. Currently with the help of great friends that temporally donated equipment we are able to still keep our doors open. However as most of you know this comes on the heels of a massive renovation which included a full stage rebuild and finally central AC for our hot summer nights. If you would like to help or know someone who does, please consider donating to our PayPal. We are just looking to get back on our feet!

We would like to thank all the amazing volunteers, interns, bands and friends who have dedicated their hearts and time to GlassLands over the last 5 years. You know who you are! We have fought long and hard to keep our doors open and we are not going to let some lame/triflin fools slow us down.

-thanks so much
Everyone at the Glasslands and PopGun Booking

Paypal link is HERE. Saint Motel, Follower, Sea Monsters, and Freshkills play Glasslands tonight (8/23).

Silent Barn (more by Leia Jospe)
Silent Barn

This weekend has been incredibly heartbreaking for all of us at The Silent Barn. On top of many issues that we're currently dealing with, over the weekend our house was completely ransacked. About $15k worth of audio equipment, house projects and personal belongings are gone. The violence to the space is almost as upsetting as the theft. Doors were ripped off of hinges, furniture ripped to shreds, and everything in the space strewn about in a sea of debris. We've lost 7 years worth of accumulated equipment, tools, and artwork donated and built by individuals from every end of the scene's spectrum, and we're still reeling with what this means for our own lives and the future of the space. If you would like to find out what you can do, email silentbarn@gmail.com. We need your help to continue.

Thank you for your concern over the last few days. It means as much to us as the space itself.

- Castle Oscar, Momma, Kunal, Lucas, Nat, Jordan, James, Joe
At least two shows have already moved or are cancelled. Keep an eye on the Queens' venue Facebook for more info or to get in touch to help.