Mungion Has Van, Trailer, Gear, Lights, And All Stolen Ahead Of First-Ever Headlining Tour

first_imgLate last week while on the road for their first headlining tour, Chicago band Mungion faced quite the unfortunate circumstance, when their van, trailer and subsequently, all of their gear, were stolen from the West Village neighborhood in Detroit, MI. The theft took place at 11 am CST on Friday, August 25th. In an effort to recover the missing gear—including their instruments, lighting rig, monitors, amps, merch, and more—the band has launched a GoFundMe campaign earlier today, hoping to make a dent in the estimated $41,500 worth of loss.Mungion has issued the following statement via Facebook:Last weekend, while on the road, we were staying out in Detroit and woke up to find our van and trailer stolen with all of our gear, merchandise, lights, and other valuable belongings in them. Although we are grateful that everyone is safe, our livelihood was taken from us in the blink of an eye. After going from door to door in the neighborhood we were able to track down some surveillance video that showed two men breaking in and stealing our van and trailer. Unfortunately, there was not much the authorities or anyone could do. After filing the police report and talking to neighbors we piled up in a hatchback and drove 6 hours to New York to play because the show must always go on!Our very first tour as a headlining band is coming up in the next week and we need your help to get us back on our feet. Everything that was taken from us is estimated at around $50,000 total. Now more than ever, we need the help from our Mung Family to pick us back up and make the force even stronger! Any donations will help, big or small. We promise to reciprocate all of the positive energy and love through each and every show we play. We are able to do what we love because of ALL of you and could not imagine going through this journey alone. WE thank you in advance for all of your help, love, and support. We know that something like this will only make us stronger.The band is hoping friends and fans alike will help spread the word via social media. If you have any more information on the whereabouts of the band’s belongings, please contact them via their GoFundMe campaign or reach out to their publicist at: [email protected] those unfamiliar with Mungion and their music, please enjoy a video of “Sloob Syndrome” shot live at Chrysler Studios last October:Please consider helping Mungion during this terrible time, and donate to the GoFundMe here:As of now, all scheduled dates will go on as planned; please find a full list below. More Info here.MUNGION // 2017 Tour Dates9/7 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall9/9 – Bellvue, CO – Canyon Jam @ The Mishawaka9/13 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown9/14 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews9/21 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts Festival9/28 – Stevens Point, WI – The Encore9/29 – Menasha, WI – The Source Public House9/30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Hook and Ladder10/18 – Columbus, OH – Notes10/19 – Cincinnati, OH – Octave10/20 – Peoria, IL – Kenny’s Westside Pub10/21 – Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club10/27 – Palatine, IL – Durty Nellie’s11/4 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe11/8 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache11/9 – Ferndale, MI – Parliament Room at Otus Supply11/10 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop11/11 – Erie, PA – Kings Rook Club11/14 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works11/15 – New York, NY – American Beauty11/16 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall11/17 – Allston, MA – Great Scott11/18 – Burlington, VT – Nectar’slast_img read more

USC travels outside of comfort zone

first_imgNo Lexus Gauntlet, no problem in tonight’s early season match between two teams with no love lost between them. As the No. 1 USC men’s volleyball team (2-1) travels across town to legendary Pauley Pavilion to begin Mountain Sports Pacific Federation conference play against their heated rivals the UCLA Bruins (1-2) at 7 p.m.Different look · Outside hitter Tri Bourne and the Trojans meet a UCLA program that has traditionally been at the top of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference, but has a losing record on the season. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan UCLA, arguably the most successful program in the history of the sport with 19 NCAA Championships, has fallen on hard times since claiming the title back in 2006. Last year, despite a below .500 record (14-16), the Bruins managed to claw their way to the first round of the NCAA Championships. However, UCLA head coach and AVCA Hall of Famer Al Scates was defeated by his former player John Speraw and the eventual champion UC Irvine Anteaters.This year the team finds themselves in a rare position in the MSPF. While USC received a preseason ranking of No. 1, UCLA will start their 2009-2010 campaign in unfamiliar territory: No. 8 in a conference of 15 teams. Led by senior outside hitter Garrett Muagututia — who led the team in assists per sets in 2009 — and redshirt sophomore opposite Jack Polales — who led the team in kills as a redshirt freshman in 2009 — the Bruins will look to bring back a 20th title to Westwood this season despite a lack of high expectations from outside the university.In early season play, UCLA finished fourth in last week’s 46th annual Santa Barbara Invitational, despite losing two of their three matches. Although USC players recognize a shift in the balance of power occurring between the two teams in recent years, team members said they understand how meaningful a win at Pauley Pavilion would be so early in the season.“Of course there is a huge rivalry, they have always been the big dogs in the MSPF,” said sophomore outside hitter Tony Ciarelli. “We want and need the game really bad.”The match will mark the fourth straight game the road-weary Trojans will be playing away from the Galen Center. The team feels, however, in order to adequately prepare for the level of competition they will likely face during the postseason, these road games are essential.“Although it may not seem desirable to play tough matches away from home, I feel that our team confidently faces any high-caliber competition out of our comfort zone,” said senior middle blocker Hunter Current. “The lofty expectations on us improve our level of play and prepare the team for a national championship-type environment.”last_img read more

Forget the Gunners and United: The Blues are Ghana’s most “Googled” football team

first_imgIn Ghana, football is considered the greatest sport on earth – it is football season all year, every year. So it is no surprise that football is a popular search query on Google Search.On Thursday, Google announced the top ten most searched football teams in Ghana and it revealed that the Chelsea Football club reigns supreme as the most searched FC on Google in August.In 2005, Chelsea bought Ghanaian football star Michael Essien for $24.4 million dollars, one of the most expensive transactions involving a Ghanaian player. This transaction made Chelsea FC a household name in Ghana and expanded the club’s Ghanaian fanbase considerably.Eight years on, Chelsea is still Ghana’s football club.Also on the list on the top ten most searched Football Clubs in Ghana are Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool.Interestingly the Accra Hearts of Oak FC and Kumasi Asante Kotoko FC did not make the top ten most searched football club list. They placed at the eleventh and thirteenth most searched football clubs respectively.For those not Googling their favourite football teams, celebrities, technology and general search queries on “how to” were also prominent themes in August.The top seven trending search terms in Ghana across all themes for the month of August were Facebook,,, YouTube,Google, Yahoo Mail and Full list BelowMost searched sports teams 1. Chelsea2. Manchester United3. Arsenal4. Barcelona5. Real Madrid6. Liverpool7. AC Milan8. Bayern Munich9. Manchester City10. TottenhamTop 10 trending searches for August1. Facebook2. Ghanaweb.com3. Goal.com4. YouTube5. Google6. Yahoo Mail7. myjoyonline8. Waptrick9. Gmail10. whatsapplast_img read more