Felice Brothers Robbed in St. Louis; This Is Getting Ridiculous

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Both the accordion and the fiddle you see here were stolen.
The members of New York folk-rock outfit the Felice Brothers are only the latest musicians to be victims of crime while in St. Louis. The group had its gear stolen before it even took the stage for its June 30 show at Off Broadway.

From Twitter:

The band took to social media and asked that people submit photos of the stolen instruments. Here are some good, clear shots:

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Burn these images into your brain, and keep an eye out.

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Best of luck to the band in getting its equipment back. St. Louis isn't all bad; I swear!

This incident happened within the same week as a similar robbery suffered by sludge-metal band Eyehategod, during which thousands of dollars worth of electronics and cash were taken (though to be fair, sources on the scene claim the members of the band left the vehicle unattended, with the doors open -- not that it is their fault, but maybe don't do that) and ten days after a St. Louis musician was struck by a stray bullet outside of the Broadway Oyster Bar, where he had just performed a show.

A plea to the musicians of the world:

St. Louis, despite what you may have heard, is not a crime-riddled dystopian wasteland filled with errant bullets and thieves. But maybe keep an eye on your valuables. Bring 'em inside with you -- that goes double for cash. (And, well, close the door on your vehicle if you are going to walk away from it, Eyehategod.) Vans are attractive to criminals; oftentimes there is some loot in there. Don't make it easy for them.

We wish the Felice Brothers the best of luck in finding their lost gear.

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screamingstone
screamingstone

I hear about this every day - sucks but it's reality - instruments are too easy to pawn. 


So that's why I started ScreamingStone - Amber Alert for Music Instruments. I've helped recover over $500,000 in stolen instruments publicizing instrument thefts.


Check out the list of stolen gear on our site, or FB, Twitter, Google Plus pages.


Help a musician and spread the word. Rock on.


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Keith Carr
Keith Carr

Buy your reporter a dictionary so they can learn the difference between robbery, burglary and stealing.

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

Somebody call dotson and get his best sleuth on the job..

Jeanne Link
Jeanne Link

No info but I am sorry and ashamed that this happened. Hope this gets solved and The Felice Brothers get their money back

Marc Dangerfield
Marc Dangerfield

As a former Manhattanite, if they are from NYC, this isn't their first incident people, only people from St Louis believe that a large city like this comes without crime.

Jesda Ulati
Jesda Ulati

It's why I go to the city for entertainment and call Chesterfield home.

Amy Doering
Amy Doering

Those can be very expensive. Musicians are getting robbed all over the place.

Timmy Duly
Timmy Duly

Ccw when I go downtown I hope they try me cuz I'll snatch the life right out em

Matt Ferch
Matt Ferch

Man, those criminals must be desperate - stealing accordians and fiddles.

marksspencer
marksspencer

"St. Louis, despite what you may have heard, is not a crime-riddled dystopian wasteland filled with errant bullets and thieves." Nice try, no cigar. You forgot to add wildly race-divided. But really, leaving instruments in a vehicle? Crime sucks, and can happen anywhere. Anyone who leaves an instrument or computer or money in a vehicle is fully and completely aware of the risk, and a certain complicity in the possible foul outcome. If they aren't, well....

ilovestl
ilovestl

Don't blame the victims!  That doesn't make our city look good either.   Now eyehategod will have the impression "oh yeah, that's St. Louis- where all our gear got stolen then the papers said it was our fault for being busy and distracted at our gig".  Sure, people need to lock up their stuff....  But blaming the victim doesn't make the city seem safer or nicer.   And our city actually can be really safe and nice!

kevindickmann
kevindickmann

Here's another not mentioned.  Parked in a fenced, gated, security camera lot around Noon.. 


A June 7th tweet by The Districts. 


IMPORTANT TO ST LOUIS FOLK! our van just got stolen by the city museum if anyone sees a grey ford e350 15 please call the cops-retweet this

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

Check all the ghetto ass pawn shops until you find one with a fiddle and an accordion in the window, then grab the proprietor and beat him in the kidneys with big sticks until he pisses blood. THAT is how you will stop these petty ass thieves is by stopping the scumbags who give them fucking money for stolen shit. The same strategy would do wonders if you used it on most scrapyards as well. Absolute fucking scum.

megarock
megarock

"St. Louis, despite what you may have heard, is not a crime-riddled dystopian wasteland filled with errant bullets and thieves."

My ass it's not.

Dave Blazer
Dave Blazer

Well, St. Louis is second only to Flint, MI for overall crime in cities of similar size. I'm just sayin' . . .

David Pickett
David Pickett

Dude on right looks like Spenser Carlton Daniels No?

Brent Worthington
Brent Worthington

Fwiw- a few years ago, Marc Cohn got shot in the head after a show in Denver. Come to think of it, a couple weeks ago, a hip-hop guy got his car shot up after a show at Red Rocks. So it's not just St. Louis.

Bradley Darby
Bradley Darby

Kris Lager Band had an issue with this last month at Beale on Broadway.

michaelandrew99
michaelandrew99

The Kris Lager Band, out of Omaha, had their van broken into the last time they played downtown. Damn shame. They are a talented group and good people. The thieves made off with a guitar and other valuables, including several bags of hippie clothes. They will be back in town though, at the Beale on Broadway on the Fourth of July. Anyone who is outraged by the victimization of musicians and music fans should come down and see the show. Again, great band. At least come down and keep a lookout. It's the neighborly thing to do.


Be the change you want to see in the world.



Bradley Darby
Bradley Darby

Marc Broussard played ORH at the beginning of June and the opening act Mingo Fishtrap had stuff stolen from their van also. They passed around a collection hat and raised money to help them out.

michaelandrew99
michaelandrew99

The Kris Lager Band, out of Omaha Nebraska, was the victim of a van break-in the last time they were in town. The perpetrators made off with several valuables including a Martin guitar and several suitcases full of hippie clothes. The band will be back at the Beale on Broadway this Friday July 4th. Anyone who is outraged by the victimization of musicians and music fans downtown should come out and see the show, or at least keep a lookout. They're talented, by the way.

Dean Minderman
Dean Minderman

There's a story, perhaps apocryphal, that someone once asked the great blues guitarist Albert King what he had learned during his years in the music business. King is reported to have replied, "Always take your wallet on stage with you."

timagarnett
timagarnett

@kevindickmann Yea, that sucked, those guys are so nice. Definitely sounded like some kind of organized crime ring involving the lot just north of the City Museum.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

@megarock shut the fuck up suburbanite clownshoe, how the fuck are you helping anything?

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