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