One of the cool things about Musikmesse is the panoply (yeah, I paid $50 for that word) of events at the show. There’s a lot of special stages and concerts. Whereas a lot of the playing takes place in exhibit booths at NAMM, at the Messe they happen in more public spaces. Here’s the list of events. Note that the great Poogie Bell performed today about when my plane touched down (DAMN!).
We’re looking for the latest new gear, such as the Jim Riley signature snare from Ludwig (see photo) as well as products we don’t normally see in the US such as Drumcraft drums. And, of course, new electronics and accessories that have been announced by Korg, Alesis, and others.