/ drums

/ mar 2010

  1. 03.31.2010 | 2:23 AM EDT

    Gone But Not Forgotten: Drummer Dan Anoff
    Passes Much Too Soon
    A past partner in rock n roll crime, distant friend Dan Anoff has left us much too young, dead of an apparent heart attack this Sunday. He was 38. From the early to mid 90′s, Dan Anoff played th...

  2. 03.12.2010 | 12:23 PM EDT

    Secret Meeting Pt.1:
    The National Road Test High Violet
    Poised to release their followup to Boxer, The National gathered a few hundred friends, family and music press last night for the first of an intimate two-night stint at Bell House in Gowanus, Brookly...

  3. 03.11.2010 | 3:23 PM EDT

    Practice Pad: Mistaken For Strangers This post needs little embellishment. Suffice to say, this kid is an inspiration to drummers and National fans as she pretty much nails the complex sticking patterns of Bryan Devendorf’s remarka...

/ feb 2010

  1. 02.25.2010 | 2:23 EDT

    Drum Solo: Rare Non-Wanky Variety Even as a huge fan of all things percussion, I think we can agree to draw the line at the drum solo. As if it was possible, they are even more wanky/showboat-y than their 6 or 4-string counterparts. A...

/ jan 2010

  1. 01.05.2010 | 4:23 EDT

    Top 30 Studio Drum Sounds Ever Don’t argue, young’uns. Go to your room and don’t come out till you finish your homework: Not talking strictly performance or technical prowess. It’s the texture, man. In no pa...

/ nov 2009

  1. 11.29.2009 | 4:23 EDT

    Son of Boxer I don’t have to remind you of my deep and abiding love for The National. Don’t argue, they’re the band of the decade. Finding their purchase with Alligator, Boxer was a mature, mesmerizing monst...

  2. 11.08.2009 | 6:40 PM EDT

    The Clientele Finally Mans Up (sort of) After two decades of grungy bombast (Screaming Trees, Bob Mould, The Pixies), fey Brit-pop (The Smiths, Felt, The Beautiful South) and math-y indie rock (Built to Spill, Pavement, Sunny Day Real Estat...

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