Local act Mezklah's custom gear ripped off in Oakland
(photo by Gil Ortiz)
The Oakland-based singer for alternative Latino act Mezklah found all the band's equipment stolen from in front of his home on Sunday, right before the group was set to leave for a Japanese tour on Thursday. If you see a Gibson, laptop, or any other item fitting the descriptions below, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org (thanks to Eric Arnold for the tip). -- Jennifer Maerz
On the morning of Sunday, August 17, 2008, alternative-Latino group MEZKLAH were robbed of several essential pieces of equipment from a vehicle parked in front of lead singer Angel Garcia's home in Oakland, CA. Among the stolen goods were a sampler, a MacBook Pro computer, and a Gibson guitar. The band needs these essential items before they depart for a Japanese tour this Thursday. A full list of the stolen gear is included below. If you have any knowledge of any of the equipment's whereabouts or location, please call Matias Pizarro, (562) 522-9798, or email the band at email@example.com. STOLEN GEAR:
ROLAND SPD-S SAMPLER, with slight scratches on the sides.
GIBSON SG 1981, BROWN WOODSTOCK, all natural wood brown guitar with silver humbucker pickups.
XIO NOVATION MIDI CONTROLLER KEYBOARD
ROLAND PD 80 PAD, with small tear along the black rubber rim.
BOSS DD-3 DIGITAL DELAY PEDAL
WHITE APPLE MAC BOOK 2.4 COMPUTER, slightly scratched on the scroll pad. Top of the computer has a sticky black tape mark.
NOVATION GIG BAG
SWISS ARMY BACKPACK, with a SunStudios patch sewed on it. Various cables and Roland SPDS Manual inside bag.