Beats, Brews, & Banter with John Morgan Kimock of XVSK and Steve Kimock’s Band

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Philly Drum Project’s monthly event, Beats, Brews, & Banter, will continue on Monday, March 4, at Roosevelt’s Pub at the corner of 23rd and Walnut in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There is no cover charge.

This latest event will feature John Morgan Kimock. Kimock was born into a musical family in Northern California and began playing drums before he could walk or speak. Prior to moving with his family to the east coast at the age of six, some of John’s early musical experiences included playing ceremonial drums with the Pomo Indians, accompanying Tuvan throat singers, sitting in with quintessential Bay Area band ZERO, and having his drums destroyed onstage at the Fillmore West by Todd Rundgren.

Since then John has worked in U.S., Europe, and Canada with many bands and collaborated with his father, acclaimed guitarist Steve Kimock, in various projects that have included Zigaboo Modeliste (the Meters), Stanton Moore, George Porter Jr. (the Meters), Bernie Worrell (founding member of Parliament/Funkadelic), Bobby Vega (Sly Stone), Andy Hess (Black Crowes, Govt Mule), Robert Walter, Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Jeff Sipe, John Molo, Bruce Hornsby, and Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction). In 2006, Glide magazine gave John their number-five spot for second-generation rockers alongside Sean Lennon, Jacob Dylan, and the Marleys. Advertisement

Kimock continues to play high-profile gigs, including the 10K Lakes Festival, the High Sierra Music Festival, and the Harmony Music Festival. In 2010 John made his second appearance on Jam Cruise, which was followed by a sold-out concert at Lincoln Center with Steve Kimock. John has recently scored music for Brooklyn-based theater company AiRealistic. His most ambitious recent work has been with cellist Trevor Exter in XVSK.

PhillyDrum Project is a percussivecollective dedicated to sharing gear, lessons, beats, and gigs,while emphasizing creativity, education, and community. Beats, Brews, & Banter takes place on the first Monday of each month with a featuredspeaker/clinician each time. For more information, visit or follow them on twitter @PhillyDrum.