Nicky from Creepoid jailed in Texas but now free (plus pics from BV-SXSW day party)
SXSW photos by Tim Griffin
Philly shoegazers Creepoid were just down in Texas for SXSW, where one of their shows was a smoke machine-filled set at at the BrooklynVegan Friday party, which we have a set of pictures from below. (More pictures from the BV parties coming soon.)
Unfortunately, they ran into some trouble down there too. Guitarist Nicky Kulp was arrested in Texas after the band's van was searched. Here's what they posted to the GoFundMe campaign they launched to raise money for his bail:
On the way home from a 2-month-long tour ending at SXSW, our band was pulled over and our van was searched. Nick was detained and is currently being held on $5,000 bail in a super shitty texas prison. Nobody will issue a bail bond because we are from halfway accross the county and considered a high risk.
Again - he is currently in a Texas prison. As you can see by his picture, he won't last long in there...
Any help will be profoundly appreciated.
The goal was quickly met, and Nicky's now out of jail. He writes:
I would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response on getting me out of jail in Hill County Texas • I am safe and currently back with my amazing bandmates/family.
I can't currently comment on what happened, but I do greatly appreciate everyone's help and support ~ to all the amazing family, friends and fans that helped out. This is going to be a long journey and anyone who can help or support in any way would be greatly appreciated.
Glad to hear everything worked out! SXSW pictures below...
Creepoid at BV-SXSW 2015