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August 2019 Issue – Volume 43 • Number 07

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Articles in August 2019

Deerhunter’s Moses Archuleta

Moses Archuleta cuts a contradictory figure. He’s tall and thin, with an almost gentle bearing. But onstage and in the studio, Moses exudes power and strength.

Story by John Colpitts | Photos by Rahav Segev
Jun 28, 2019

Inverted Double Strokes

In this lesson, we’ll focus on double-stroke rolls and invert them to create interesting fills and grooves.

by Nick Costa
Jun 28, 2019

LP Celebrates Fifty-Fifth Anniversary, Will Calhoun Receives Award and Rogers Drum Day

Industry Happenings LP Celebrates Fifty-Fifth Anniversary, Will Calhoun receives an award from Berklee College of Music and Rogers Drum Day at Bentley's.

Modern Drummer
Jun 28, 2019

Jim Black — Out Now

We recently caught up with Jim Black to dig into Nature Work, which was released this past June 21. Don’t miss out on this one.

by Willie Rose
Jun 28, 2019
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Web Exclusive! Blake Fleming on The Book of Rhythm

Drummer and educator Blake Fleming recently self-published The Book of Rhythm, an encyclopedic compendium of rhythmic permutations.

by John Colpits
Jul 18, 2019

Jerry Carrigan: In On The Ground Floor

His recording career is so extensive that he can't even remember a good portion of the songs on which he has played.

by Robyn Flans
Jun 27, 2019

Star Power

History tells us that the first drum star was Gene Krupa.

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Jun 28, 2019

New Gear From Tama, Simmons, LP, Pearl, Sabian and More!

Modern Drummer highlights new products from Tama, Sabian, Simmons, LP, Pearl, Gon Bops, and more.

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Jun 28, 2019

Recordings

John Convertino on Calexico and Iron & Wine's reunion album, Eric Dolphy expanded reissue with J. C. Moses, Foreigner Live at the Rainbow '78 and more.

Modern Drummer
Jun 28, 2019

Solid Drums 7x12 Beech and 5x14 Limited-Edition Maple Snares

The custom-shop newcomer from Switzerland pulls no punches with these impeccable stave-shell drums.

by Michael Dawson
Jun 28, 2019

Kate Gentile

Gentile’s debut album, Mannequins, recalls Frank Zappa’s intricate polyrhythms if performed by a programmer, a classical percussionist, and a multi-limbed trap set player.

by Ken Micallef
Jun 28, 2019
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Walk the Moon’s Sean Waugaman

Sean Waugaman says that after playing acrylic drums for years, he was ready to switch to wood when his band, Walk the Moon, joined Muse for its latest tour.

Interview by Brandy Laurel McKenzie | Photos by Anna Lee
Jun 28, 2019

Slim Jim Phantom — On Tour

To celebrate their four-decade–long career, the band hit the road on June 21 for an international trek that lasts through late August.

by Willie Rose
Jun 28, 2019

Yamaha Live Custom Hybrid Oak Drumset

A unique high-end offering featuring a blended wood/synthetic shell designed for maximum attack, projection, and punch.

by Michael Dawson
Jun 28, 2019

The Unconventional Hybrid

“I love playing both acoustic and electronic drums,” says Vince McGee when asked about the choices he made when designing this month’s unique setup.

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Jun 28, 2019

Fredy Studer — Evolving Processes

Active on the European avant-jazz and classical scenes, Studer was a founding member of the influential, freewheeling fusion group OM.

by Ken Micallef
Jun 28, 2019

Paiste Signature and Dark Energy Series Additions

The renowned Swiss cymbal maker celebrates thirty years of its Signature alloy with a smattering of add-ons to the Signature and Dark Energy lines.

by Michael Dawson
Jun 28, 2019

Sweet Spot Fuzion Castle Clutches, Splash Adapter, and Hi-Hat Tambourine

Precisely machined accessories designed for maximum strength and style.

by Michael Dawson
Jun 28, 2019
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What’s Your Most Worn-Out Drum Book?

Modern Drummer asks it's readers what their most worn-out drum book? Books by Ted Reed, Carmine Appice and George Lawrence Stone are among the leaders.

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Jun 28, 2019

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