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Jaki Liebezeit: Hero to a Generation of Thinking Alternative Groovers

by Ingo Baron “The first time I heard Jaki Liebezeit’s playing with Can,” says Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, “I was hooked. You can tell instantly that there was so much going on with his playing just under the surface. His…

Jan 23, 2017

David Lovering on the Pixies’ Head Carrier, Out Now

Rehearsing/recording the Pixies new album Head Carrier, in Bath Story by Willie Rose Iconic indie band the Pixies has just released its newest album, Head Carrier, a twelve-song set that recalls the alternative/punk sound that defined the band in the…

Sep 29, 2016

Drummer Blog: Dirty Heads’ Matt Ochoa on Playing Through the Drum

Hey, Modern Drummer! My name is Matt Ochoa, and I live in Huntington Beach, California. I play drums in a band called Dirty Heads. We’re an alternative group with influences of hip-hop and reggae. Our style can mix up acoustic…

Mar 27, 2015