As you might have heard by now, Kurt Vile had a backpack full of guitar pedals, miscellaneous gear, and personal items stolen at SXSW on Friday night. According to various online reports—including Matador Records’ Twitter—the stolen equipment includes an Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, an Electro-Harmonix Graphic Fuzz, and a Roland 404 digital sampler. (So, if you’re still in Austin and some sketchy dude tries to sell you one of these things—or you see one in a pawn shop in the area—let someone in Kurt’s camp know ASAP.)
After Vile’s show the following afternoon, WXPN General Manager Roger LaMay—who, along with Assistant General Manager For Programming Bruce Warren, was at the festival—interviewed Vile about the loss of his equipment.
Kurt Vile, SXSW