April 2011 Issue of DRUM! Magazine
28 Street Drum Corps
A squad of ex–marching band geeks have trashed the rudiments and created a monster. Their high school band captain will never forgive them.
By Andrew Lentz
42 Ndugu Chancler
From his days as a fusion pioneer to full-fledged academic with a little Thriller in between, Chancler’s about way more than money beats.
By Bill Milkowski
54 Live Playing Roundtable
Tony Thaxton (Motion City Soundtrack), Erin Tate (Minus The Bear), and Aaron McVeigh (Foxy Shazam) discuss the highs and lows of life under the klieg lights.
By David Jarnstrom
61 John Santos
For this West Coast percussionist, each conga slap is political. It’s also coming from hands steeped in more idioms than the Caribbean Islands.
By J. Poet
67 Swan Percussion Black Swan Drum
By Gary Gardner
70 No dohl, no problem. You can still bang out serious North Indian bhangra beats, says Taku Hirano. Richie “Gajate” Garcia improves foot independence with rumba and son claves.
73 Pro Tools 9 Low Down
By Jake Wood
79 New e-gear from Zildjian, Sontronics, and Korg
80 Yamaha GigMaker Drum Set
By Brad Schlueter
89 Roy Mayorga
Stone Sour’s drummer combines subtlety and dynamics on “Threadbare.”
By Jared cobb
94 Do the time warp with a classic lesson on tweak-defying levitation from Brain; Terence Higgins takes your playing into the third dimension.
21 Brad Morgan
Keepin’ it greasy with Drive-By Truckers.
25 Hannes Grossmann
The Obscura blaster mines groove out of technical overload.
- 6 Perspective
- 10 Feedback
- 12 Notation Guide
- 14 Single Strokes
- 18 Showcase
- 83 DRUM! Picks
- 98 Wire Tap