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Well this isn’t exactly the best way to start off a Monday.

Over the weekend, Josh Aaron Friedman of The Lawsuits had an estimated $4,000 in microphones and recording gear stolen from his car in a what looks like a smash-and-grab (photo above).

His bandmate, bassist Brendan Cunningham, posted about it on Reddit yesterday:

The car was left unattended for about 15 minutes. We filed a police report and have given the police the serial numbers for the microphones. I’ll post the numbers below.

Microphones: Telefunken M60 FET Cardioid Stereo Set Serial numbers: 0878, 0879

We will be watching Craigslist and eBay closely.

Friedman tells us that, in addition to the above mics, he told me that the stolen items also include Focusrite Forte interface, a Universal Audio UAD-2 quad satellite, various cables all stored in a Prince rolling bag.

Bathroom selfie. Thanks, jerk.

A photo posted by Brandon (@refpeg) on

In addition, Lancaster indie four-piece Spill had their DIY space Single File trashed over the weekend, according to a report on Brooklyn Vegan.

Says bassist Rafael Diaz:

When my friend and bandmate Brandon decided to open up a DIY event space, he knew it’d be hard. Hell, we all did. But I’m pretty sure we expected things like lack of attendance, people being a bit messy here and there, whatever. Obstacles and headaches, yeah, but there was an expectation of at least a general sense of human decency.

Well, apparently that was a silly assumption. This weekend the space got tremendously trashed and disrespected and that’s why I’m reaching out for support. If you’ve been to a show or event at Single File, you know that it’s an absolute boon to the community and that it hasn’t even begun to reach its potential. So please, if you have a few extra bucks and care about Lancaster’s arts and music scene and want to see an independently run DIY space prosper, come help the Single File keep its doors open. Thank you.

Spill launched a GoFundMe campaign to help with repairs — The Lawsuits are asking people who come across any of the missing mics to get in touch via Facebook.