Jul 29, 2016

Recent Samsung Ad

Recently drummed on this video for the Samsung influencer series with the fine folks over at Envelope Music and Sound.

Jul 28, 2016

Little Sister

 Back in February, I got a text message that I was needed in the studio in 3 hours, and to bring my double kick pedal for tracking for a movie soundtrack. I assumed I would be playing to a "song".  To my surprise it turns out, no, it was just solos that serve as a major theme/storyline in the movie Little Sister by director Zach Clark (who I also will recommend his movie White Reindeer).  The film premiered several weeks later at SXSW and has been making the rounds since in the festival circuit. I finally got a chance to see the film here in NY at the BAM film fest, and was shocked to not only see how much the drumming really WAS prominent. But also really excited because I really really enjoyed the film. The closest I will probably ever get to working with Ally Sheedy.  (!!!)   

Keep up to date with the film's progress here

Feb 11, 2016

Some love in Tape Op Magazine issue #111

Some love in Tape Op Magazine issue #111

Thank you Garrett Haines for the kind words. 

Jan 12, 2016

Upcoming performance: The Knells @ National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY)

Upcoming performance: The Knells @ National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY)

I have long been a fan of The Knells and I will be performing my first show with them on January 21st, 2016 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn (80 N. 6th Street) as part of a series curated by David Little. 

Video of some sketches of the new material we are working on and will be performing below:


Nov 3, 2015

Amateur Blonde cover Boris The Spider

Recorded a cover of Boris The Spider by The Who with Ryan O'Toole's Amateur Blonde project. Above is a nifty little video he did of the recording session. The song is part of the Goon Gang And Friends Halloween compilation which is available HERE

Sep 21, 2015

New Zao 7 inch

While working on the new Zao album we decided to release one of the songs (along with a b-side not intended for the album) as a limited edition pressing to help fund the remaining recording sessions. I came up with a limited edition design concept that was realized by artist Tod Hough and the wonderful people at Stumptown Printers in Portland.  I hand assembled/numbered each of the 600 copies and the initial pre-order of 400 sold out in 24 hours. Tomorrow (September 22nd, 2015) we will unleash the rest of the copies at the Zao Bandcamp Site.  


Sep 10, 2015

Leverage Models Fall Tour

Leverage Models Fall Tour

I will be out with Leverage Models a little bit this fall doing the and manning my increasingly ridiculous percussion station. dates below:

Sep 10 - Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY w/ Tomboy, Lily McQueen, Motion Studies [BUY TICKETS]

Sep 12 - Hopscotch Festival

     12:00pm (noon) - Morning (Friend Island Day Party) - The Pour House Music Hall,  Raleigh, NC - FREE (lineup details here)

      11:30pm - Evening (Official Showcase) ~ Neptune's ParlourRaleigh, NC - w/ Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak), Breathers & Hotline (formerly Oulipo) [BUY TICKETS]

Sep 14 - The MothlightAsheville, NC w/ Delta Quadrant - FREE SHOW!!

Sep 15 - Caledonia LoungeAthens, GA w/ Saline, Art Contest, Midnight Boi

Sep 16 - The Blind TigerGreensboro, NC w/ Quilla, DiMuzio Bros.

Sep 17 - Snug HarborCharlotte, NC (Shiprocked! Partyw/ DJ Chaka Wolf Fever, Hotline (formerly Oulipo)

Sep 18 - Circle Thrift & Art SpaceRichmond, VA w/ Hotline (formerlyOulipo), Colamo

Sep 19 - "Double H Ranch" (secret location - email us for details)Philadelphia, PA  w/ Hotline (formerly Oulipo), Laser Background, Mercury Girls

Sep 20 - END OF SOUTHERN TOUR PARTY @ Alphaville Brooklyn, NY w/ TBA, Ava Mendoza, Hotline (formerly Oulipo)

Sep 27 - BSPKingston, NY with Lower Dens, Abdu Ali [BUY TICKETS]

Nov 13 - Baby's All RightBrooklyn, NY with Frog EyesPigeons  [BUY TICKETS]

Mar 30, 2015

Article on my Drum Recording for the new Zao record in Drum Magazine

If you missed the print issue, here is the online version of the Drum Magazine article detailing my drum tracking for the new Zao record. 

Feb 9, 2015

Me drumming in a Nintendo Commercial?? sure why not!

Who is the wonderful drummer on that track?? I guess that would be me. 

Nov 6, 2014

Article in Drum Magazine (December 2014 issue)

The kind folks at Drum Magazine have included an article on my drum tracking for the new Zao record in the December 2014 issue. It's currently out to subscribers and should be on shelves any day now. Pick it up. And feel free to email the magazine know that you appreciate them covering me. It helps the writer of the column and helps get future coverage for this guy right here.  

Oct 31, 2014

Two Kagero shows this weekend

Two shows with Kagero this weekend. First a free set at the Way Station in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Saturday November 1st(683 Washington Ave). We are there the first saturday of every month. We play two sets starting at 10.

The following day we will be up bright and early to play at the NY Marathon at the corner of Greenpoint Ave and McGuinness in Greenpoint Brooklyn from noon - 2pm. 

Oct 24, 2014

Alabama Public TV - Leverage Models live set/interview from the Spring 2014 tour

We Have Signal (a show on Alabama based PBS) filmed a Leverage Models show on our Spring 2014 tour at the Bottletree in Birmingham, AL. The show in full posted below


Oct 22, 2014

New Leverage Models single/CMJ

First off, here is the new Leverage Models single. Always a pleasure to play/record with these cats.

 We will be making two CMJ appearances. First, a show on Thursday October 23rd at the Alphabet Lounge (104 Avenue C, New York, NY) at 7:30pm.

Then on Saturday October 25th we will be playing the Team Clermont CMJ showcase at Union Pool in Brooklyn (flier below).

Oct 6, 2014

Two upcoming performances


Two very different performances coming up, first on Tuesday October 7th I will be returning to the stage on percussion duties with Leverage Models at Glasslands in Brooklyn for a show with Prince Rama and Puro Instinct. This is our first performance after a summerlong hiatus which saw me recording a lot of percussion for several new singles and the next album.  Excited to get back on stage with them.

After that on Sunday October 12th I will be playing drums with the Pookestra at Shapeshifter Lab in the Park Slope/Gowanus area of Brooklyn. The Pookestra is a rather large ensemble of amazing players led by Carolin Pook and every show is different, but always weird and always a good time. This show is titled The Killer Is In The House and sees the Pookestra backing up singer Sarah Renfro. Always a great mix of detailed compositon, improvisation and lots of chance. 

Improv gig at Silent Barn (Brooklyn)

Improv gig at Silent Barn (Brooklyn)

Will be improvising with Bejing saxophonist Li Zenghui at the Silent Barn in addition to guitarist Bohan Xie and Bass Saxophonist Matthew Choplick. 

May 19, 2014

New Video. Leverage Models - Night Falls on the General Assembly

Always a pleasure to work with this band. 

May 5, 2014

Next performance: Thursday May 8th - Amateur Blonde

Free show in Williamsburg Brooklyn at Spike Hill with Amateur Blonde. 

May 1, 2014

New album out now. IKILLYA - Vae Victus

Out now on Megaforce Records. Vae Victus by Ikillya. I had previous filled in on the previous Ikillya record Recon... and last year they asked me to head to Staten Island and track their new album Vae Victus. Not only do I share a rehearsal space with these guys, but I consider them friends. So it's always good to help out when I can. You can purchase the album on iTunes or Amazon or any place you typically buy music. 

You can also stream the entire album at Loudwire.

Apr 14, 2014

On tour with Leverage Models

4/15 - Bottletree, Birmingham, AL

4/16 - 529 Club, Atlanta, GA 

4/17 - Do317 Lounge, Indianapolis, IN 

4/18 - Mike n’ Molly’s, Champaign, IL 

4/19 - The Firebird Lounge, St. Louis, MO  

4/21 - Daytrotter Session, Rock Island, IL

4/22 - The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL  

4/23 - The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON  

4/24 - Cabaret Underworld, Montreal, QC