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The Vanity -- Real Talk with Frontman Alex Dugan

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Meet The Vanity, a band that recently broke into Austin's competitive music scene and is tearing it up with their raw talent.

Notes From a Dive Bar VIII

Alan Black | Posted 06.07.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Someone came in barking about Yelp! Apparently, it's some kind of site on the Internet. He said I was mentioned on it, rude, grumpy, miserable bastard bartender with a fixed scowl on his face and that is his good points. Something along those lines, so he says.

The Magic of Taiko for American Audiences

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Steve Mariotti

A few months ago I had the privilege of introducing readers to Kudo, a Japanese drum ensemble whose enduring sounds have performed for over 30 years and today counts 100 talented performers in its troupe.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

You Are Enough

Erin Hinkle | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

Here is my truth. I. Am. Enough. I have been and will always be enough. Instead of spending all of this energy on being someone I am not, I can rest in the fact that I am Erin, and I am enough.

Get Ready for the Sound of Kaleo

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Haven't heard of Kaleo? Listen to "All the Pretty Girls" and you'll have 'em on repeat.

Standing Ovation for 'KODO' at BAM

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Truly Mr. Bando with 'KODO' producer Nobuyuki Nishimura achieved this with their amazing ensemble of 15 performers, who transformed from dragons to musician's, from athletes to actors. With excellent choreography by Kazumi Boy and lighting design by Kenichi Mashiko, the stage was truly trafficking magic.

Japanese Drummers Bring the Culture of Sado Island Statestide

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Mariotti

Unlike any musical group I've ever heard, Kodo is a group of Japanese drummers that perform on a worldwide scale but remain rooted in the local community and rich cultural traditions of Japan's Sado Island.

The Sound of Whiplash (Video)

Crane.tv | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Despite the hype, the praise and critical acclaim, as part of the crew, you may dream of it, but you don't really think 'this one is going to win an Oscar.'

Five on the Floor: Simplicity, Drums & Whiplash

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

There's groove, and drums that range from Bozzio big to DeJohnette diminutive, but let's check out some simple playing. Here are five of my favorite drum fills, elements which fit outside of the song's beat and are not orchestrated with other instruments.

Birdman and Why Antonio Sanchez Deserves an Oscar Nomination

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Films are evolving thanks to visionary artists -- seems like just yesterday Dorothy was stunned by technicolor. Time for the Academy to dust off their bones and realize it.

Return of the Artisan?

Phil Simon | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts
Phil Simon

The digital revolution in music has always faced outspoken critics. Some have complained about harsh digital sound. Many lament illegal downloads. These days, musicians protest paltry revenue from streaming sites like Pandora.

Ridiculous Drum Solo Makes Church Song Epically Awkward

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.18.2014 | Weird News

Sometimes music can transport you to another world -- where nothing but you and the beat exist. Well, that seems to be what happened to a very ent...

The Drum Beat of Success (VIDEO with Sheila E.)

Rana Florida | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Musical legend Sheila E. was literally born into the business, yet she paid more than her share of dues at the beginning of her career, playing to empty rooms and living from gig to gig.

This Boston Terrier Is Totally Over His Owner's Drum Playing, So He Takes Matters Into His Own Paws

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

Max the Boston terrier has had ENOUGH. His owner, Ross Whitby, uploaded a YouTube video earlier this month showing the riled-up pup trying to bark ...

Kiran Gandhi: MBA Student By Day, M.I.A.'s Drummer By Night

Anahita Bahri | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts
Anahita Bahri

Just over a month ago, Sarah Inoue Virk, a Music Business major at Berklee College of Music, hosted an event called "Balancing Musicianship and Busine...

My Father Was Billy the Kid

Bill Stieger | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Bill Stieger

ey called him "Billy the Kid." He was a fighter, but never hit me once. However, when I did something wild (which was often) he'd say, "Don't start anything; I've got at least one good fight left in me!"

You Won't Believe This Unlikely Combo Of Drums, A Bell And ... A Typewriter

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment

By now it's common knowledge to almost everyone that the best way to elevate any type of musical performance is with the addition of a typewriter. Wai...

5 Insane Drum Covers That Are Deliciously Over The Top

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment

YouTube is filled with insanely talented drummers that have built impressive followings based on their covers of the latest chart toppers. While it's ...

Kevin Smart: Touring Teen Drummer Shares His Secrets

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Kevin Smart, an 18 year-old drummer from the East Coast, has become one of the most sought out, in demand musicians today. He's currently touring wi...

Astoria Characters: The Woman With a Third Eye

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.29.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Manuela Rana never had dreams of the American dream, but when she found the man of her dreams, she didn't hesitate to cross the Atlantic to be with him.

Women Empower Through Samba-Reggae Rhythms

Antonia Sohns | Posted 06.04.2014 | DC
Antonia Sohns

You can hear the drums from a mile away. The pulse of the Surdo, heavy beats, the heart of the samba band; the Dobra, carrying the melody; the Repique adding snappy sounds alongside the Snare. The beats draw people in and keep crowds entranced.

A History of Religion in 11 Objects

S. Brent Plate | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

As profane and ordinary as the objects may be, they can also be extraordinary. Some things even become objects of transcendence.

WATCH: Yes, Practicing Your Drums Is Possible While Sledding Through Snow

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.18.2014 | Weird News

For some, just staying on a sled is hard enough. But for our new favorite drummer, sliding across the ice is just another excuse to practice. ...

Artist Profile: Ian David Rosenbaum, Brooklyn-Based New Music Percussionist

Joel Garten | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

He is very active with the music of living composers, regularly performing and commissioning new works. Rosenbaum has also performed numerous innovative percussion works which have taken music for percussion to new places.