RAISE money for Subrosa after being robbed on tour in CA

For: Subrosa
Organizer: Friends of Subrosa
RAISE money for Subrosa after being robbed on tour in CA (Subrosa)
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The Story

Salt Lake City's own Subrosa were robbed in Sacramento, CA on Monday night, November 4, 2013 before the planned second night of their tour with Samothrace.  In addition to their vandalized tour van, they had 2 violins, several electric guitars, a bass guitar, and a gear bag containing the band's tour money and personal belongings ALL stolen in the process.  Although we can never replace the emotional & sentimental worth attached to these instruments, WE CAN help raise money for suitable replacements in an attempt to ultimately raise their downtrodden spirits, so these inspiring women and men can continue forward with their most heart-driven passion of all: sharing their music with those that appreciate their amazing ability to create beautiful, thought-provoking music. 

Donations under $30 are greatly appreciated. HOWEVER, Subrosa doesn't want to accept donations over $30, without giving a piece of merchandise in return for everyone's generosity in this trying, disheartening time.  For any donations ranging from $30-$100, will receive a limited edition tour poster while supplies last. Any donations ranging $100 and over, will receive a limited poster while supplies last, limited rare Strega patch while supplies last, and the newly printed "More Constant Than the Gods" hoodie (please specify gender and size).  VERY IMPORTANT for those donating over $30, please include your name & mailing address in the special notes section before sending over your paypal donations.

Thank you all so much for banding together to attempt to replace all the lost instruments & money Subrosa has lost so unexpectedly.  Please repost & spread the word to everyone that will listen, so that they can continue unveiling future audiences to their awe-inspiring, tear-jerking performances on behalf of their brand new album "More Constant Than The Gods".  WE CAN DO THIS! 




Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 7, 2013

Posted on November 7, 2013

Immediately after the van robbery left Subrosa spiritually defeated in Sacramento on their 2nd night on tour Monday night, I became even more so broken hearted with the situation hearing the tears and shaky uneasiness drenching my dear friend Kim's ability to vocalize the tragedy over the phone with me.  All that night long, I laid restless wide awake in bed trying to figure out how I could help my friends.  Even though I live in Baltimore, Maryland on the opposite coast of this disheartening situation, I still knew that didn't mean I couldn't help.  After all, the inspiring, impactful depth of Subrosa's music has worldwide appreciation, and this event simply needed a voice to help address & overcome.  Thanks to youcaring.com & their ability to sponsor free fundraising ventures in the face of such sudden adversity, I published the fundraising site early Tuesday morning.  Special thanks to close friend Ryan Brassard of Unholy Anarchy Records for helping draft a press release to help with the exposure across the music community of over 300 music publications.  And to my growing surprise by mid afternoon, Decibel Magazine had even posted on the robbery & fundraising efforts to help Subrosa!  Within 12 hours of the fundraising beginning, we had raised $2483!  And the generosity continues to this very moment about 36 hours following the website's publishing, we are sitting at $3699 and counting!  

Thievery has never been something I have been able to stomach, or sit idly by without combating the act with an equally strong force.  But with compassionate caring to replace not only the instruments they lost, but most importantly, repair their damaged spirits, we ALL managed to band together to show this band & these wonderful human beings just how much we believe in them!  Not only to continue moving forward as strong as ever BUT to not be discouraged through all this.  If anything, we have all shown Subrosa just how inspiring their loyal fans & loved ones can be in our outpouring of generous financial donations & unity worldwide.  To see tons of donations coming not only from Subrosa's home base in Utah & on the west coast, but many donations from the east coast as well as we request their presence on tour someday.  Several donations came from Italy & other locations in Europe as well!  

I can not thank you all enough for how well we came together in such a short period of time.  This has sincerely been the most heart-warming venture I quite possibly have ever had a hand in.  And our quick response together is something I will forever cherish for the rest of my life, when remembering the outcome of this situation.  Everyone's empathy for Subrosa's pain & disappointment was obvious, and continues to be as donations continue to rise.  I love you all, thank you for restoring my faith in humanity & the music community at large.  Cheers, sisters and brothers.~~Kevin Musgrave, Jr.

Posted on November 7, 2013

Posted on November 7, 2013


After Losing All Their Instruments to Theft, Band's Fans Come to the Rescue

(KUTV) Members of Salt Lake band Subrosa were stuck in Sacramento, California after someone broke into their van and stole most of their instruments. 

"It was crushing," said band member Rebecca Vernon.  The anger and shock quickly turned to gratitude as the band's fans and friends donated $3,500 to help Subrosa purchase new instruments.  It all happened as the band drove back to Utah.  "We are completely full of gratitude and humbled," said Vernon of the response after a friend in another state started an online fundraiser and spread the word through Facebook.  Donations can be made at http://www.youcaring.com/other/raise-money-for-subrosa-after-being-robbed-on-tour-in-ca/103094

Andy Patterson, the band's drummer, was the only one person spared.  He thinks the thieves didn't touch his drums because they were too bulky.  "I almost feel guilty none of my stuff was stolen," he said.  The band members say the incident proves that just like there are thieves in the world, there are plenty of kind people too.  Subrosa has a whole new appreciation for their fans.  "I'll look at them in a different light now than I did two days ago," said Patterson.

Subrosa plays a form of music called Doom Metal or Sludge Metal.  The group formed in 2005.  They expect to have replacement the instruments by the time of their next performance on November 18th at Bar Deluxe in Salt Lake. 

By Cristina Flores

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