Drummer Michael Martens ( aka @makeithappenmike ) of ATL’s @obrothermusic talks the decade anniversary of their first record the Death of Day/reflecting on strange shows they played a decade ago while touring on said record, their sixth touring member on this run and why he still loves playing those songs so many years later, his set up in the studio and on gigs, the haunted house in Long Island they stayed at while recording their dark record Disillusion, recording Endless Light at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, the origins of the band, pop punk and Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge as an influence/his drumming concepts that he holds to this day, big drums & big cymbals, comparing snares and going with Chrome over brass, Jody gets clarity on the Dang brothers, and how OB keep it in the family! LIB!!
Got to sit down and hang with @crashbangboompodcast last Thursday in NY. Was a pleasure getting to talk about gear, my influences, and other cool drum stuff. They’ve done podcasts with some of my favorite drummers (Mark Gulliana, Elliot Hoffman) link is in the bio if you wanna check it out!
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Drummer @cliffordgregory of Austin Texas’ @whitedenimmusic talks about the bands amazing home studio/venue, the correlations between Keith Moon/Elvin Jones, John Bonham/Max Roach, studying Jazz at UT in Austin, how he landed the White Denim gig & the UK embracing the band, some of his favorite bands he’s toured with; Black Midi, BC Camplight & Boy Azooga, studio production and dampened drums, making cheap snares sound good, starting the drums a the age of 3, transcribing solos of Marcus Gilmore, & digging the drumming of Justin Brown, his 85 year old drum guru in Shreveport, LA, both of us botching TX/NY population statistics & more! LIB! Photo: @coal_poet_photography
Drummer Andrew Gottlieb aka @agottlie of Brooklyn’s own @husbandrynyc & @haan_nyc talks about Husbandry’s new record “A Port in a Storm”, the process of recording it with fellow NY band @moontoothshreds at Westfall studios, tempo mapping, focusing on the many variables of self releasing a record and prioritizing them, the magical connections that ensue from craigslist ads (and some bad ones), the evolution of portable listening devices from cassette walkman's to cd walkman's, to iPods, to phones, keeping the fun in studying and in practicing, driving/touring cross country, his first kit and driving his sister crazy with his band rehearsals, Jimmy Chamberlin and Abe Cunningham as influences, as well as 2020 plans and work with his second band Haan! LIB! * @husbandrynyc album release show 2nite @ @goldsoundsbar !!!!
Prog Rock Drumming ace @vincentroseboom talks the origins of his band Gospel (aka; @___gospel ) & the cult like following with their ’05 album The Moon is a Dead World (recorded w/ Kurt Ballou), /their sold out show at Saint Vitus, smoking too much, drinking too much, the process of recording TMIADW, not being the best at drum tuning, returning to playing with the band after not playing for nearly a decade, working shit jobs, blowing money on skins, hemorrhaging money on tours, altered dolphins, playing bum fuck towns to no one, his first monstrous kit, drummers not getting laid, Mitch Mitchell as an influence, premature edrumulation, and plans for recording their next record! LIB! @___gospel !
Drummer @dryan0810 of TX/PA groove rock quartet @crobotband talks the 3 day preparation to play his first run of shows with the band and how a craigslist ad lead to it all, the bizarre world of cover band circuits in casinos, European festivals with tanks flanking the stage and the general reverence Euro crowds have for American rock, shaking pictures off the walls of his parents house with his first drum set and driving his siblings crazy, avocado margaritas, Joey Jordison as an influence, balancing work and touring & more! LIB!
Drummer @shannonlarkin_13 of @godsmack talks his journey of playing drums since the age of 8, hearing loss, Godsmack’s new studio in Nashville, the full circle of playing in his Dad’s garage to playing in his garage as an adult, the stage production and double drum mobile-risers of Godsmack’s live show and the bizarre timing of the call for him to join Godsmack, work with Ugly Kid Joe, Amen, Glassjaw & more, the spectrum of music played in his house and how his sister turned him on to Rush & Zeppelin, K-tel record compilations, how a broken collar bone lead to some of his showmanship that continues to this day, & more!!! LIB!!!
Head over to @crashbangboompodcast and hear some stories!! Also @slasherskickyourass is playing two record release shows this weekend Friday 8/2 @saintvitusbar and Saturday 8/3 @110_studios #wordtalking #podcast #crashbangboompodcast #drums #drummers #drumming #hightowersf #slashersbk #recordreleaseparty @vaterdrumsticks @zildjiancompany @pearl_drums
@slasherskickyourass / #hightowerband drummer Shane Medanich -aka @shaneinblood talks the new Slashers self titled record, growing up in NY and moving to San Fransisco where he found the drums in his band Hightower that continues to play shows 18 years later, DRI and the origins of skate thrash, playing bizarre
border shows in Arizona, jamming Metallica songs in his formative years, touring the US and the connections in the skate community that continue to this day, learning to play drums in his communal skate house, junk yard drum sets, rodeo bands, Austria paradises, New Orleans brawls, swimming holes prior to the internet, the perks of social media and a whole lot mo!!!!!! LIB!!!
Drummer @adrienne.hex of WA's- @earthseattle talks their new album "Full Upon Her Burning Lips", the process of UN-learning years of drum lessons to adopt to a loose/less-ergonomic approach to playing, breaking her back/being in a coma and the subsequent rehabilitation process, childhood wrestling with her four brothers to earn the right to play the Ringo Starr Ludwig kit in the house, tour mishaps, her first band "Hollywood Nightzz", music she listens to outside of the band, personality types that gravitate towards drumming, enduring the dark rainy seasons of Seattle and turning it into art/ how the darkness has been inescapable for some artists, chryo-therapy swims & the beauty of the North West Coast! LIB!!!
Drummer @acomess talks 30 years of the @spindoctorsband ,his solo projects and working w/ @markguiliana and @jojomayernerve, how the music industry has changed since the 90’s, a crucial decision that was counter to what the record company wanted, early mentors in his drumming career and more!! LIB!!
Drum fam! Awesome dinner hangs with my friends Jody Smith of Crash Bang Boom Podcast - @crashbangboompodcast / Beast Modulus - @beastmodulus and Alan Cage of Quicksand - @qsnyc / New Idea Society -@newideasociety at Hard Times -@hardtimesnyc 🥁 🥁 🥁
@yourbaroness /Trans Am drummer Sebastian Thomson aka @rimshotxxx makes a second appearance the CBBP to talk Baroness’ killer new record Gold & Grey, the process of recording it, the dual Ludwig kits he had set up for the session, communication advice in high pressure studio sessions and who he was listening to leading up to the recording, the rewards of writing challenging parts for recordings and the patience needed to get there, working with new guitarist Gina Gleason and the shredtastic skills of both her and bassist Nick Jost, the tour debacle on Trans Am’s last tour in Europe, a whole lot of John Bonham and Stewart Copeland, the different approaches in drumming with Baroness & Trans Am, and what is happing up to be busy 2019! LIB!
The dynamic & thunderous @joetomino of @dubtrio talks tracking/mixing/mastering their new album “The Shape of Dub to Come” and collaborating with King Buzzo of the @melvinsdotcom , @mastodonrocks -Troy Sanders , & Michelle Ndgeochello, touring Europe vs the states, the minimal lessons taught by his father who was also a drummer and the records that he discovered in his collection, playing varying styles growing up and the challenges of reading charts, the origins of Dub Trio in NYC, the group decision to incorporate heavier styles of music as well as how defines the ‘Dub” aspect of the trio, the live set up for pulling off some of the trippy(er) sections, backing up Mike Patton & Peeping Tom, Matisyahu, working w/ Lady Gaga, 50 Cent, The Fugees, the importance of being hired to be yourself, balancing touring & family life, Tommy Lee, Gene Krupa & more!! LIB!!!
@davemcclaindrums on how he initially got the @sacredreichofficial gig in the 90's and the process of rejoining S.R. a quarter century later, 23 years of recording & touring with @machine_head plus some of the more challenging/fun studio sessions with the band, touring with Pantera, Sepultura & Sick of it All, growing up in San Antonio, TX & seeing Iron Maiden on the Killers tour, Metallica during the Kill 'em All era, as well as UFO, KISS, Judas Priest & more, memories of his first drum set and early bands/first gigs/playing along to KISS records, Radio Shack speaker cabinets, taking it from the bedroom to the clubs with leather n’’ chains, the infamous SA DJ Joe Anthony, metal magazines and record stores as information hubs, ridiculous names in rock n roll & more! LIB!!! Photo- @scottyk1985
Drummer @adamadamwade talks about his upbringing in DC/NY, early musical mentors, DC drumming influences, seeing a young Dave Grohl, the early 90’s and touring with Naked Raygun, Helmet, Smashing Pumpkins, Fugazi & more, Keith Moon and the Monkees as influences, recording Grippe & Novelty with Jawbox, his experiences with Shudder to Think and acclimating to both the music and singing with the unique style of Craig Wedren, tough crowds with STT, playing with the Motels & Krist Novelselic, Jody’s propensity’s for injuries and subsequent gig cancelations vs Adam’s ability to not be injured (but played through vertigo), re-crunching the numbers on calculated risk, watching @brendancanty , @chamberdrums drumming live, & more! LIB! Photo; @salowenphotollc
Drummer Ryan Wolfe (aka @turkeyboogers )of Richmond VA’s @windhand talks their one off show at @desertfest_nyc , a scary van moment en-route to NY, Jody’s fractured arm, their fantastic record Eternal Return, touring Europe/brutally honest Germans, Portland meth heads, gas station drum sets, early bands and tours in his dad’s construction van, the impact @eyehategodnola had on him, “winging it”/living in the moment/ not using click tracks in the studio and more!!!! LIB! Photo; @nicholasasayers
Had a fun talk with drummer TJ Childers of @interarmamusic about their new record 'Sulfur English" and the process of recording it, our favorite AC/DC & Led Zeppelin records/songs, playing in cover bands with his Dad, natural sounding drums in heavier music, the game changer that was "And Justice for All" , his early obsession with Moby Dick, hangovers, bang-overs, Bon Scott’s package, and the ol' hair of the dog! LIB!!
I’ll be spinning a collection of heavy 70’s proto-stoner rock and modern groove/stoner jams on 04.20.19 @ @hardtimesnyc w/ my drum-bro @chrisenriquezdrums -(@spotlightsmusic / @primitive_weapons )! Swing by and say HIGH!!! #stonerrock #grooverock #70s #deeppurple #thesword #lucifersfriendband #atomicrooster #blacksabbath #rainbowband #fumanchu #hardtimes #beastmodulus #crashbangboompodcast #spotlightsband #primitiveweapons
Launching my first solo record 04.18.19 (( Proficient Prototypes ))and presently have one track up
@ https://proficientprototypes.bandcamp.com !! AND a little teaser of some of the live drum tracking for it w/ @electromancer from @spacemansound in the meantime! LIB!!
Drummer @kelliiscott of LA Space rock pioneers @failurebandig sat down with guest host Chris Enriquez of BK's @spotlightsmusic on @crashbangboompodcast to talk Kellii's early obsession with Kiss and the rock n' roll shows tennis racket air guitar/lincoln logs on pots & pans rock n roll shows he put on as a kid, hurricane room stereo’s, his first snare drum and rebellious experiences in band class \the “Pee-Tuba” incident, Niko Mcbrain, Tommy Lee & John Bonham as influences, Kellii’s work with Veruca Salt, his approach to teaching drum lessons, the evolution of Failure's sound & the special chemistry between the three members plus Failure’s tour with Swervedriver!! https://soundcloud.com/crash_bang_boom_podcast/kellii-scott-failure
My drum-bro @chrisenriquezdrums guest hosted the #cbbp w/ drummer @kelliiscott of LA Space rock pioneers @failurebandig where they talked about Kellii’s early obsession with Kiss and the rock n roll shows he’d put on playing air guitar w/ tennis rackets and Lincoln logs on pots n pans, hurricane room stereo’s, his first snare drum and rebellious experiences in band class \the “Pee-Tuba” incident, Niko Mcbrain, Tommy Lee, Phil Collins, & John Bonham as influences, Killii’s work with Veruca Salt, his approach to teaching drum lessons, the evolution of Failure’s sound / the special chemistry between the three members, and their tour w/ @swervedriverofficial !! LIB!!! Photo: @xerxes_fotographia
04.18.19 I’ll be putting out my first solo record entitled #proficientprototypes !-Featuring 8 songs of electronic music I’ve been working on the last few years w/live drums, midi, synth’s, samples and more! Available on all streaming platforms & my bandcamp. Shout out to @mrshll_tckr for the design, @goldtape for the additional design, and @electromancer for the additional tracking&mixing! More info coming soon. Now off to Thailand/Cambodia!!!
Trackin drums for Brooklyn’s baddest BEAST MODULUS !!🤘🤘🔥🔥🔥 SOUND ☝️!Mutherf**kin blastbeats care of @crashbangboompodcast @beastmodulus
w/ @goldtape & @gusvango !! #shred #doublebass #rocknroll #drummersofinstagram #drums #drummer #beastmodulus #metal #hardcore #blastbeats #crashbangboompodcast #brooklyn
Had a great talk with drummer Chris Maggio aka @wheresmaggio about his upcoming (second) tour w/ @mutoidman. -subbing for fellow sick drummer @benjaminkoller /his present work w/ #wearyourwounds , previous work w/ @trapthem, @coliseumband , @sleighbells & more, plus studying with the late great #joemorello and other freak injuries!!! LIB!!!
Cult Leader/Ex-gaza drum destroyer Casey Hansen aka@numberica on working with Kurt Ballou on their new critically acclaimed record "A Patient Man", the struggles of balancing live energy vs restraining oneself in the studio, ergonomic adjustments and upper body playing, going back to school and recounting his previous experiences in public school/ ultimate rejection of religious influence, familial band bonding, Abe Cunningham, Ben Koller, Nick Dewitt & Cornbread Compton as influences, plus exploring nature/the otherworldly terrain of Utah & the "Cosmic Ashtray". LIB!!
Awe-inspiring multi-instrumentalist @natewoodmusic on the many fascinating variables in Tony Williams playing, Nate's early obsession with the band Death and subsequent leg injuries from jumping in the proverbial drum “fire", his musical family and early lessons in musicality, reverse-automation and Nate's aversion to midi work flows in electronic music, @zachdanziger / Deatoni Parks, the art of improvisation plus insights into his one man band fOUR & work with @kneebody . LIB!!!
Got to talk w/ one of my favorite NY drummers in @cliffalmond about @officialdaveweckl and the gig he recommended for a then 20 year old Cliff, the loose framework for #waynekrantz gigs, touring Japan, the high pressure environment of analogue recordings with big bands, the evolution of online drumming, and a whole lot mo’! LIB!!
Episode 111 w/ @jonathan_syverson of @daughters.official on popcorn lid/baking sheet kits, DIY shows in peoples driveways, touring with @dillingerescapeplan / @the_locust_official , embracing the role of “running the crowd out the venue”, and the process’ behind their amazing new record”You Won’t Get What You Want”. * Plus my favorite Daughters song titles 😂. LIB!!!
Drummer Jesse Bartz Of Columbus, Oh’s @lopandemic on NY commutes, bizarre subway stories, reflecting on the previous recording experiences for Colossus & In Tension's, his steel Ludwig kit (and the crazy story of how he acquired said kit), his musical family and how his son is picking up the drums, his first concert, his crazy collection of drum sets, smokey European bars, and how the "apple don't fall too far from the tree”! LIB!
@dougbelote on playing with slide guitar legends such as @derekandsusan , @sonny_landreth_official , how a lady pimp helped him while in NY studying at the @thedrummerscollective , the electrical accident that nearly deprived of drumming, and his upcoming New Orleans drumming Documentary “Street Beat;Drumming below Sea Level”!! LIB!
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Nick Yacyshyn, aka @malcolmandangus of @baptistsxpunk , @sumacbandofficial , & #erosionband on his love for AC/DC, his vast @Ludwig drumshq collection, mushrooms in the woods, Deep Purple /Ian Paice, dealing with the frenetic pace of Baptists sets vs- Sumac, his Fathers record collection, subsequent mixed tapes, and drum sets in the living room!! LIB ! Available on itunes, SoundCloud, youtube, stitcher & more!
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Just did a thing for @crashbangboompodcast ! Keep your ears peeled for the 99th episode, featuring yours truly! Big ole thanks and a hell yea ! #crashbangboom #podcast #crashbangboompodcast #drums #interview #drummer #drumstagram #nethrock #netherlandsband #newyork #brooklyn #musicians #drum #dreamcymbals #vater #remo #ludwig #visionarydrum #kickpropillow #moondaddydrums
Had a crazy talk with the outrageous Andrew Totolos of @thegiraffesofficial about naked acid parties, nearly getting shot by the cops, swamp gifts, his first gig, porn mags in the woods, sex trafficking, horror movie tits, the Minutemen and the stroke of luck that led him to playing in the Giraffes!! LIB!!
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Had a rad talk with @daviddelaneyii of @themevils about mosh pit hospital trips, playing through injuries, #Vistalite drums, weirdo Peavey drums, classic rock, day jobs, and touring with @zakksabbath !!! LIB!!
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Had a rad talk with the one and only #dalecrover of @melvinsdotcom about Keith Moon, Carmine Appice, Jim Keltner, their first European tour, 50 cent drum lessons, deaf drummers, playing in New Orleans in the 80’s, what not to eat prior to the show, Jeopardy questions and more!!! LIB.
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Had a great talk with drum pounding/ergonomics shaman @ken_schalk about martial arts & drumming, @ironmaiden , @earthwindandfire , van wrecks, NY sarcasm, “rim shot” revelations, @candiriatheband gigs, and live footage of the band plus the challenges/rewards of teaching drums! LIB!!
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Had a great talk with jazz-funk maestro @cartermac about playing in major Broadway shows, navigating improvisational shows with the wildly talented @charliehunter67 , Lime Disease!, his signature kit/snares with @georgewaydrums and some of our favorite New Orleans drummers!! LIB!
Photo c/o: @dunnettclassicdrums
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Compiled previously un-aired interviews of musicians talking about some of the worst/strangest jobs they’ve had while perusing music! *Odd Jobs Part 1!! Featuring members of @mastodonrocks, @torche_band , @thou_band_official , @revocation , @havokbandofficial ,@secretcutterband ,@moontoothshreds, #RiotIV, @royalthunder @nethrock , @eyehategodnola , @whoresband & @bangladeafy ! Check it! LIB!!
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@jpbouvet stopped by the #CBBP to talk playing in @generationaxe with @stevevaihimself, @zakkwyldebls , @nunobettencourtofficial , @yngwiemalmsteen_official & @tosinabasi plus drum solo’s, the creative outlet his band @childishjapes provides, plus Icelandic bike trips, modern art, and last minute calls to memorize @periphery & @animalsasleaders material! LIB!!
Marcus Bryant aka @marcus16studios stopped by the #CBBP to talk about his drumming with @spiritadrift , @goyaband , #larsulrich and @metallica , motorcycles, finding heavy music amidst his religious upbringing, @ludwigdrumshq , AZ summers and his musical family!!!
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You guys! I sat down with my old friend @crashbangboompodcast and had a nice chat about the upcoming @stillscreaming show, my solo record, some war stories photographing bands, blood, juggalos, Courtney love, OJ, New Orleans and my love of Boston. Shout out to @tuckerrule for making sure I am not dead. Check it out over at @crashbangboompodcast up now on SoundCloud, YouTube and the crashbangboompodcast via iTunes. Jody's interviews with musicians are great, I can't recommend his podcast enough. Thanks bud! #crashbangboom #crashbangboompodcast #nathanielshannon #bandphotography #bandphotographer #livemusicphotography #realbandphotography #stillscreamingshow #supgirl #sosick #namastebehindthecamera #cowsofinstagram #atthedrivein #friendship #podcast #juggalos #rtl #everyoneisajuggalosometimes #courtneyloveistheojsimpsonofrockandroll #ojsimpson #neverforget #brooklyn #newyorkcity #newyorkcityphotographers #uashouse @stillscreaming
No shortage of laughs with @legsleger for the 50th ep. Of the CBBP who is drumming with @hundredsunsmusic and was formerly w/ @everytimeidie !! https://m.soundcloud.com/crash_bang_boom_podcast/ryan_legs_leger
#normajean #everytimeidie #hundredsuns #drummingpodcast #crashbangboompodcast
Did an awesome interview with @zekodrums of @nethrock ! Ep. Out now: https://soundcloud.com/crash_bang_boom_podcast/zach-eichenhorn_netherlands https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/crash-bang-boom-podcast/id1130523092?mt=2 #brooklynmetal #netherlandsband #crashbangboompodcast #brooklyndrummer
Drummer #mattcouto of @elderband episode is up!! Long songs, RJD, epic jams, legal weed, house party train wrecks, and his all time-favorite shows! On iTunes, Soundcloud, You tube & more! Link in bio! *photo:
#stonerjams #epicrock #ethereal #grooverock #elderband #yes #blacksabbath #drumpodcast #drummingpodcast #crashbangboompodcast
@everytimeidie DrummerClayton Holyoak aka@gooseshoes on his first tour at age 18 of two months & other bizarre gigs/“map quest” tours, acclimating to ETID’s punk rock fury, playing/hanging in Russia and Australia, growing up in Utah and his uber tolerant Mother who still loves to hear him play, being self taught and drawing inspiration from local drummers, reflecting on his performances on @normajeanband ‘s Wrongdoers and Polar Similar, playing boat shows, and more! LIB!!
Drummer /Vocalist James May of Savannah GA’s @tcbt (Black Tusk) on vampires, blackouts, to-go cups, Guns & Roses, Headbangers Ball, their tour with @whoresband, how Black Tusk came to be/dealt with the passing of original bassistJonathan Anthony & more!! LIB!!