Published Mar 24, 2011Earlier this month, Vancouver pop rock crew Said the Whale had their gear stolen while on the road in California. Luckily, they didn't let that set them back, as they continued playing shows and even released a new remix from Teen Daze.
The band are still on tour, but a group of their friends back in Vancouver have organized a benefit concert to help buy back some of the stolen gear. The show is called Save the Whales!, and it's going down tonight (March 24) at WISE Hall.
The gig is being headlined by Sunny Pompeii, a four-piece psych rock band that's usually fronted by Said the Whale drummer Spencer Schoening. Obviously, he won't be there, but the rest of the band will be performing as a trio. Also on the bill are local rockers Free City Collective and Mind of a Child.
The show is 19-plus only, with admission by donation (minimum $10). Half of the proceeds go to MusiCounts, a music education charity that focuses on giving out grants and scholarships. The rest of the money will go to replacing Said the Whale's stolen gear, which included two guitars, cymbals, glockenspiels and luggage.
For more details, check out the Facebook event.