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Lindsay Martin of Juliet Simms

Tours, Shows, and Inspirational Accomplishments Hey MD family! My name is Lindsay Martin and I’m twenty-five years old. I grew up in upstate New York and moved to California after being accepted at the University of Southern California’s Popular Music…

Modern Drummer
Aug 6, 2019

PMC Provides Winning Experience for Retailers and Young People Across the Country

  For the sixth year in a row, Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) sponsored Free Drum Lesson Lab Tents at Vans Warped Tour (VWT) sites across the country. This year, retailers at six of the national VWT tour dates participated, connecting…

Modern Drummer
Sep 13, 2017

On Tour With Chris Turner of Oceans Ate Alaska

  by Willie Rose Since its debut release Lost Isles landed in early 2015, British technical metalcore band Oceans Ate Alaska has enjoyed a relatively accelerated rise in popularity. The group, driven by primary composer and chop-blurring drummer Chris Turner,…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2016

On the Beat With Caitlin Kalafus of Mother Feather: Talks Education and Tour

Hey everyone! I’m Caitlin Kalafus. I had the privilege of writing a blog for Modern Drummer about six years ago and I’m so honored to be here saying hello again! The last time I checked in I was in a…

Modern Drummer
Jun 13, 2016

PMC Provides Free Drum Lessons at Vans Warped Tour Summer Concerts

For the fifth consecutive year, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) and local music retailers once again provided free first drum lessons at its Lesson Lab Tent in the following cities on the popular Vans Warped Tour: Houston, TX (June 13),…

Modern Drummer
Jul 2, 2014

Mapex Teams Up With Bandhappy For The Vans 2014 Warped Tour

Mapex Armory Drums and Falcon hardware will be the drum and hardware of choice for all Bandhappy lessons for the 43 city tour. Bandhappy is the biggest and easiest on-line teaching community connecting anyone wanting to take lesson with their…

Modern Drummer
Jun 3, 2014

Meinl Cymbals Partners with Bandhappy as an Official Sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour

Meinl Cymbals has announced that it is partnering with Bandhappy as an official sponsor of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. Founded by the drummer of prog-metal band Periphery, Matt Halpern, Bandhappy is an online resource that connects teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind…

Modern Drummer
May 16, 2014

Jess Bowen of the Summer Set

Hello again, Modern Drummer readers! My name is Jess Bowen, and this is my second blog for MD. If this is your first time reading, here’s a basic run-through of my band and myself. I play for a pop-rock group…

Modern Drummer
Aug 1, 2011

Justin Salinas of the Word Alive

Hey, MD readers, Justin Salinas from the Word Alive here! I’m currently secluded in my bunk in the back of our bus, writing up a blog while on one of the many long drives on the Vans Warped Tour. We…

Modern Drummer
Aug 6, 2010

Artist Vs Poet's Joe Westbrook

Hey guys, its Joe Westbrook from Artist Vs Poet. I’ve never written one of these blogs so I guess I’ll start by telling my history with drumming. At the age of eight, after a good while of nagging my parents…

Modern Drummer
Mar 4, 2010

Ten Year Vamp’s Gregory Nash talk about his journey

Hello, MD readers! My Name is Gregory Nash and I reside in upstate New York. Over the years I’ve played in a very wide variety of bands, each with different styles and influences. This experience has led to a unique…

Modern Drummer
Oct 19, 2009