Sludge/indie pop Boston trio Vundabar announced on their Facebook page Jan. 30 that $6,000 worth of equipment was stolen from their car in Philadelphia.
A gofundme page was launched. Here’s the note from the band — it sounds like they really didn’t want to have to ask people for money, but had no other choice:
Hello friends. You’ve heard this story before and unfortunately I’m sure you’ll hear it again. While staying over night in Philadelphia for a show that Vundabar was playing, our car got broken into and $6,000 dollars in music equipment was stolen. Needless to say this is deeply upsetting and while we can’t replace the sentimental value of these instruments, there’s the functional issue of the fact that we’ve been shanghai’d, on the hook for $6,000 dollars that we don’t have for things we need in order to continue this band. We feel lucky to be able to do what we do, and have the support of so many people. I wish there was a better avenue to take with these things but right now it seems like the only option is to pass the hat. Thank you always for your love and support.
As of Feb. 3, 2016, they reached their goal, and surpassed it by $51. Boston music sites helped spread the word on Twitter, which may have tipped the scales.
Vundabar are scheduled to play Feb. 13 at Signal Kitchen in Burlington, Vermont, and at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on Feb. 27. Hopefully the band is out shopping right now.
Listen to their music on Bandcamp; their album Gawk, was released last year.