Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition are beginning a U.S. tour supporting the group’s Viewpoint album, which comes out next Tuesday, May 26. The band features, of course, Steve Smith on drums, as well as Andy Fusco on sax, Mark Soskin on keyboards, Baron Browne on bass, and Vinny Valentino on guitar….
Winery Dogs, featuring drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Billy Sheehan, and singer/guitarist Richie Kotzen, are hosting the 2015 edition of Dog Camp this July 27 though 31 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Modern Drummer readers are being offered a special discount of 10% off registration for any room at Full Moon resort plus a pair of tickets to any Winery Dogs show this fall…
Summer is a great time to develop musical skills, and the Los Angeles College of Music offers two week-long intensive summer music programs designed to give teens interested in music as a career a leg up on the competition….
Big Kid Rock Battle Of The Bands To Benefit Little Kids Rock.
The Drum Recording Ninja Workshop is being offered to teach drummers how to create the best drum tones possible and to answer questions about tuning, mic choice, mic placement, compression, EQ, and more.
Shed Sessions will be holding an event at the Hotel Courtyard at New York’s LaGuardia Airport this coming June 19, featuring drum clinics with Calvin Rodgers, Jamal Moore, and more….
The first leg of Flotsam and Jetsam’s European tour for 2015 begins May 13 with new drummer Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), who joined the band in late 2014.
Aaron Comess will be playing with some of his favorite NYC musicians tonight, Monday, May 4th, at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at 10:30. This is a free show.
The 2nd-Annual Philadelphia Hand Drumming Festival was held this past April 11 on the campus of the University of the Arts, which is located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. The festival’s creator, Grammy award–winning percussionist and University of the Arts faculty member, Arturo Stable, developed the festival to showcase the city’s rich drumming traditions….
For the first time in the event’s five year history, the performances will be presented live in theaters from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN, and will showcase DCI’s top marching music ensembles for its season-opening competition….