Alright peoples of Drawger, this ain't a "visual art"icle, but I figure this blog space can still handle something other than the random illustration stuff.
So... like a few other Drawgers, I play drums, and lately I've been playing a lot of drums. Drumming is the perfect foil for drawing if you ask me, which you haven't, but hey it's my blog so this is what I'm going to talk about today!
Anyway, I'm playing drums for two different bands this weekend - on one show - and anyone in the bay area who has the vaguest interest and reads this blog will now know where these two bands are playing: Kimo's, on Polk, in SF, on April 18th.
The first band of the night is Canja Rave, on tour from Brazil, with the amazing and lovely Paula Nozzari on drums. They do not sound like Stan Getz and Jazz Samba, not even close -they are closer to the White Stripes. Well, sort of but not really. They rock. Here's a video of them from some Brazilian T.V. show. From what I have heard, they are the bees knees both on stage and off.
Next up is Bermuda Triangle Service, which I play drums and melodica for. My wife Cynthia writes the tunes, which are a blast to drum on because they require all sorts of textural drum work. That means brushes and mallets and shakers and dynamics and stuff, for the uninitiated. Here's a book trailer video I did with the music. This particular trailer uses one of our more deeply mellow tunes (which we don't often play live these days), and was produced by the great Karl Derfler, who's currently working on Tom Wait's latest (and very soon our new one too).
Anyway, if any of this sounds in any way appealing, please come down. Kimo's has been reborn with a fantastic sound system and lovely performance space, not to mention a good solid bar and dance floor.