by Joseph Hess
"My anger has been replaced by immense gratitude for my gracious friends and this amazing community of musicians," says Mic Boshans, owner of Foam Coffee & Beer. Following the theft of Foam's P.A., an estimated $1,200 in audio equipment, local musician Eric Hall has lent the venue his own personal gear so Boshans can continue to host live events. A benefit show to replace the stolen items will take place at Foam on February 6 with live performances by Golden Curls, Whiskey Ginger, John Krane, and Hands and Feet, with more artists to be announced.
Boshans claims his vehicle was broken into on Grand Boulevard between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Because Foam doesn't have a Sunday liquor license, Boshans provided CBGB with a P.A. for the evening and worked with the south-city bar to host Bloomington, Indiana, band Mike Adams At His Honest Weight. Following the concert, the P.A. was loaded into his car and left unattended for approximately two hours. He elaborated on the night through a post on Facebook:
The irony is thick and painful here. I had to move the show for the aforementioned reason and thought, "oh shit, CBGB doesn't have a PA." That's when I realized that for the first time in my life I actually own a PA and don't have to put anyone out to make this happen. Two hours later that PA was stolen from my car on Grand, about 100 feet from the venue. Amazing! Solving one problem simply invents another.
Boshans plans to set up online donations, but nothing has been set in stone. This article will be updated when details are available.
Foam Benefit Show w/ Eric Hall, Golden Curls, Whiskey Ginger, John Krane, Hands and Feet Friday, February 6 Foam 6 p.m. | $5+ suggested donation
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