A New Jersey punk band had to cut its first U.S. tour short last week when all of its gear was stolen during a stop in San Diego. After playing a show at The Ruby Room on Thursday, June 2, The Scandals headed to their room at a Super 8 Motel in Hotel Circle. They went to bed around 3 a.m.; when they woke up around 11 a.m. Friday, they found that their van had been broken into.
“Our van was parked in the parking lot wedged up against a wall. They had to break into the front door and feed everything through the front to get things out,” Jared Hart, the band's guitarist and singer, told CityBeat in an email. “We drove straight back to New Jersey because we literally had no equipment and lost a lot of merch, as well. We canceled a couple dates of the tour but plan on regrouping and grabbing some equipment from friends and meeting back down south.”
Among the stolen items were several guitars: a black and gold Gibson SG '61 Reissue Deluxe, a gray Dean Boca semi-hollow-body, a black and gold Warmoth Jazzmaster and a white-on-white Fender Precision Bass. (For a full list of stolen items, head to our blog, Check 1, Check 2.) If anybody knows what happened to the equip ment, email the band at email@example.com.
An upstart record label is looking to record bands at its new Mission Valley studio. Recordo Delirium caters to musicians who can't afford to pay for studio time at more expensive spaces but don't want to settle for crappy recordings in their garages, says Tommy Knepper, one of the studio's co-owners. The owners also plan to manage bands and put out records on their new Delirious Records imprint. Delirious recently released a mixtape by rapper Tim Shelton, a forward on SDSU's basketball team, and plans to put out his debut single this month.
Reggae-rockers High Tide will perform at Party for Pit Bulls, a fundraiser at 710 Beach Club on Saturday, June 11. There will be a raffle and information on adoptable dogs. Part of the proceeds will go to Pit Bull Rescue San Diego and Even Chance, a pit bull advocacy group. BJ Jezbera will also play.