Monday, September 24, 2007


At least he got a good picture on Pitchfork out of the deal....

Via Pitchfork--

Ripping off one dude is pretty cold-blooded, but jacking a whole family? That's all kinds of lame. Folkie fam Akron/Family, Megafaun and Greg Davis-- presently touring in tandem-- returned to their vans following last night's gig in Toronto to find they'd been relieved of these items:

1 Deering Siera Banjo with Hard Case, Dark and a Pick-up
1 Reverend 6-String (Olive Green, Semi-Hollow) in TKL Case
1 Fender Jaguar Baritone 6 String Sun Burst
1 Minidisc recorder in grey bag

According to Pitchfork contributor Grayson Currin (currently on tour with Akron/Family), the equipment was stolen from the bands' vans in Toronto, near the Spadina roundabout. Anyone with any information about the stolen goods can call (715) 864-1972 or e-mail either or

All shows will go on as planned, although expect a stern lecture on the value of personal property to precede each one.

In other news, last night's Grizzly Bear/Beach House show at Higher Ground was phenomenal. It boggles my mind that a show like this can't even fill up half the small room, but you can fill the main ballroom three nights straight with crap jam or reggae bands. So is life...

Oh, and by the way, that supposed Meg White sex tape (link NSFW!) that was floating around the internet this morning--it's not Meg. Unless you get really drunk, and then it's totally Meg.

See y'all at the Akron/Family & Greg show on Thursday!


Tanner M. said...

well; if it's not meg, it's close enough for this guy... close enough for what? nevermind. never you mind.

Flatlander said...

Looked like Meg to me.

Sucks for Greg. What's the deal with Toronto and Brooklyn and bands getting ripped off there? Someone needs to sleep in the van in those cities.

the le duo said...

according to mandy davis- none of gregs stuff was stolen- it all belonged to the band megafaun- but that sucks! i would be so pissed & lost if someone stole my drums from me! and i'm just a drummer with very little emotional range! i cant imagine what a truly heartfelt banjo player is going through!