Category Archives: gigs

TohKay tour

  i’m leaving the temple to yellow-brown that is las vegas, and hitting the road with Tom and Brandon in TohKay for a few weeks, to do some drumming, singing, melodica-ing, and now toy piano-ing. i’m looking forward to playing some excellent music in a town that you might have heard of. while in my […]

two shows//one Anthony Braxton play-along for the kids

  firstly, if you’re in new york on 12/8, come see me play with toh kay at the city winery. or again on 12/12 in los angeles. this is the first time in twenty years of being a drummer that i’ve been flown anywhere to play music and i’m very excited about it. the record […]

toh kay music video (i sing)

tomas kalnoky (of streetlight manifesto fame), brandon schmidt, and i made an acoustic trio record of all the songs on the current streetlight manifesto record, under the name toh kay. theirs is called ‘the hands that thieve,’ ours ‘the hand that thieves.’ we’ve just released the video for our first single, ‘with any sort of […]

contemporary big band concert

tomorrow, saturday the 13th of april, i’ll be sharing the drum throne on a concert of contemporary big band music in the first of the summer concert series in the beautiful wild beast pavilion at calarts. there will be music the band leaders, lauren baba and andrew rowan, improvising greats vinny golia and wadada leo […]


as i mentioned in my last post, in lieu of a solo drumset show at the hammer museum, i was commissioned by wildup to write a piece for their big december 8 concert, the last and largest of their residency at the hammer. the piece i wrote is called ‘simple.’ it is a text-based score, […]

surprises or whatever

  as i sat down to type this, i discovered a new pocket on a pair of pants i’ve owned for eight or nine months. yesterday, i bought a comic by an author i really like. tonight, there is an ep release for maxwell gualtieri’s anthropic ensemble, at zoey’s cafe in ventura, 7pm. if you’re […]

the final drum solo; cymbals; how a gig went

  hi there. my friend brandon sherman is in town, and we’re rehearsing music for the next chord four record. excite. also, his wife knit (or crocheted…?) slippers for our house. more excite. last week i had a show that you can read about here. it was a lot of fun–it was very well attended, […]

gig at boston court, another other drum solo

hi folks, tomorrow night is the gig with the above band, at the above venue, for the jazz bakery. click here for the bakery’s site with more information. i’ve just come from a rehearsal for this show, and it’ll be a real good time. please come if you haven’t somewhere else to be. here is […]

ODS 6, housekeepingish

  hi again, i forgot to tell you about a gig last night at zanzibar in santa monica with the sogo takeover, a part of their ‘afro funke’ series. there was a really solid crowd, and three audience-requested encores broke our previous record of two. i’ll work on that. apparently someone from the local npr […]

anthropic ensemble, sogo takeover gigs and records

  hiya. so, my on again off again roommate maxwell gualtieri (guitar) has formed a quartet with andrew conrad (clarinet, also of chord four) and emilio terranova (bass). we play the original music of max, and a couple of mine, the latter written initially for a bassless band, so it’s been fun seeing how the […]