Interview with Jess Gowrie (Chelsea Wolfe)

Jess Gowrie of Chelsea Wolfe was kind enough to grant me an interview before her show here in NC on Friday the 13th! So, check it out!

DIY: How did you get the gig playing with Chelsea? I know you played with her before in a different band.

Jess: That’s exactly it. It was probably like 10 years ago, actually I keep saying 10 years ago but it might even longer, but around 10 years ago. We grew up in Sac (Sacramento) together. We were in a band for like 3 years and then you know we parted ways. It was sad but I totally understood and you know she wanted to do a solo thing and so we didn’t actually talk for like 7 years. 2015 rolls around, and we go to a New Year’s Eve party together and instantly just like reconnected as friends. It took about a year – 2016 I was in the band. So it was just a kind of a transitional period of time. I think Dylan (their last drummer, who I also interviewed) was getting my pretty busy with his other project (Mang Chi). I think it was honestly like a mutual kind of time for everyone to just transition into different things, and so the timing was actually really perfect, and so I’ve been with her ever since and we did the record together and it’s been awesome. 

DIY: I’ve seen some of the Instagram pictures, and your light show looks amazing.  

Jess: Yeah! It varies from different sized clubs on a nightly basis you know? Using a full rig, or half a rig. Every time it changes it’s almost like for the better because it’ll be more stripped down and Punk. But, then its super intense because there will be like a strobe behind me, or something that’s just like making up for the fact that the full rig isn’t being used and then when the full rig is up it’s amazing.

DIY: So what are some of your influences? I read in the modern drummer interview that you are a fan of Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins) and Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)

Jess: I’ve said it a million times but it’s true! I grew up in the 90s, and grunge is very important to me, so learning how to play those songs just like on the radio really developed how I approach writing, but then I realized much later that those are jazz drummers who were in rock bands. I didn’t realize they came with the certain style that usually you don’t get from just being in a rock band, so that kind of helped me broaden my mind I guess without even really realizing that I was playing with like a jazz style. I’m definitely not a jazz drummer, so that’s not what I’m saying, but it’s just like writing a riff rather than just like four on the floor. Jazz kind of like you know, pardon the pun but it really Jazzes it up to see that style in rock. I don’t know, they were just really interesting drummers. 

DIY: So you teach drums as well?

Jess: Yea, I used to teach a lot more, now I’m with her (Chelsea) and I’m hardly home and I don’t have a consistent schedule, but yes I did teach for a huge chunk of time.

DIY: Do you recommend your students playing along to their favorite bands more so than let’s say sitting with a pad? I guess it varies depending on what they’re looking for. 
Jess: I do both, yeah. We start with the pad and then “the fun part” as they put it, is playing along to one of their favorite songs. You’ve gotta make it fun but at the same time, if you are teaching and your student doesn’t know what a paradiddle is then what kind of teacher are you? You just have to incorporate that somehow. But yeah mostly it’s just getting in the garage and jamming to your favorite songs. That’s where your creativity comes from and maybe a passion might be sparked you know?

DIY: Also in the modern drummer interview, I read about Rocket Shells. Tell me about that. Whats it all about?

Jess: Dude, I’d love to. I’ve worked with Rocket Shells since I was 18, so it’s been like 17 years…and it’s a custom carbon fiber Drum Company. The problem though is that drums just weren’t cutting it, so now we branched into custom carbon fiber other things and we don’t make drums anymore, which breaks my heart. However, my snare drum – I’m playing Tama, but my snare drum is my Rocket Shell, and my snare drum is my secret weapon. I get so many fucking compliments on my snare like “what is that!?” and it’s a rare gem. There are some Rocket Shells floating around out there but not really. It’s what sets us apart, in fact, on Hiss Spun I had like 15 snares at my disposal, and we would go through each one for each song and Rocket shells is 80% of that record. And it would be just like, okay we didn’t know it was Rocket Shells, and everyone of us in there would be like “I like this one” which was the Rocket Shells. I mean I would have gone with whatever sounded best, but it was the rocket shells almost every time and I was just so stoked! I switched to Tama because I needed a company who makes drums now, but I will always always use my rocket shell snare. My snare is super fucking loud and my drum set is too, for being kind of on the smaller side of the sizes they project really well, so live you get a bigger bang out of a smaller kick or whatever. 

DIY: I read that you normally use a 20-inch Kick and now you’re using a 22?

Jess: Yea I went a bit bigger. So I can’t play a 24, it makes my toms too far apart, so my compromise was going to a 22. I’m VERY happy with Tama, of course.

DIY: Are you using the Bubinga?

Jess: Well, thats a loaner kit. I have one being made and it wasn’t going to be done in time for this tour. It takes like 5 months or something, but yes in December I’ll have a full Bubinga 22,16,12. I wanted a 13 inch tom but that would have made me wait even longer, so I’ll make that adjustment later down the road. It’s a pretty simple set up but yeah full bubinga, its going to be flat black black. 

DIY: Black hardware too, or just the classic chrome?

Jess: The flat black was kind of a compromise. I personally don’t want to play on some weird color drum set, and naturally with her (Chelsea Wolfe) black works with or without – whoever I’m playing with or whatever I’m doing, black is a classic. It’s like a t-shirt, it matches everything. 

DIY:So you have an endorsement with Tama?

Jess: Yea, that’s basically the reason why I got a loaner kit so I could start getting the word out and not have to wait until my kit was made. They actually came to our first show in Santa Ana and GoPro’d the whole thing by me. I haven’t seen any footage yet but I’m sure it’ll be cool. It was a warm up show, but it was still rad and it was really hot, so I’m sure I was just sweaty and crazy. 

DIY: Do you have any pre-show rituals or anything like that? Or maybe even as far as stretches and warm ups, or also maybe any sort of spiritual thing?

Jess: I mean with the new record, playing these new songs, I definitely started practicing on the practice pad. I used to go in there cold and not do that, but the drumming is a little bit… “more”… on this record and so I just realized I need to start warming up and get loose, but I mean that’s pretty much all I do is you know warm ups on the practice pad and take a couple shots basically. 

DIY: Nice. Whats your poison?

Jess: Well right now its Grey Goose. No whiskey, that’s just bad…bad news. Its mostly just Grey Goose.

DIY: Do you use any in-ear monitors? Or do you just go with the house monitor system?

Jess: Well, I play to a click live so I have only the click, as of now, going into my ear and I rely on the monitors. However, one of our next steps for after this tour is getting me with both of the in ears in, and having my monitor mix, because I know it’s not good for your ears to just have the one. I’ve noticed that when the show starts, my click is to here, but by the time it’s ended I’ve turned my click up way beyond that, and when you put it in your ear the next day you’re like HOLY SHIT! So basically hearing the whole mix in my ear is going to save my hearing for sure, but I just need to get the proper mixer to have all those channels to work with. Other than that it’s just the click thats in my ear yea. 

DIY: What’s your favorite food on the road?

Jess: Oooooh! Alright I think I have some here. (Jess digs through the cabinets of the tour bus) Ah! These miso ramen noodle soups!

DIY: Oh cool! Dr. Mcdougall’s vegan miso ramen noodle soup! Are you vegan?

Jess: No but my bandmates are, so I buy these so everyone can enjoy. I mean I don’t care, they taste fine to me, but these have been a lifesaver. When you’re done and you’re back on the bus and then you’re like I’m hungry, this is it dude. 

DIY: Do you have any advice for drummers trying to “make it”? 

Jess: I mean seriously, two things, and its probably like what everybody would say but it’s SO true. I’ve been playing music for a long time and recently now feel like I’m actually doing some cool shit, and it’s because, like I said I practiced in my garage and kept playing playing playing…and then seriously, do not EVER give up! Like, I don’t care if your band breaks up in 2 years or 5, keep doing it… seriously, something can change just like that, and sometimes takes long time, sometimes it doesn’t, but you just have to keep trying. Perseverance is so cliche but it’s so true. If I had stopped, you know even when Chelsea and I stopped playing together the first time around, we would have never made this full circle to come back into each others lives and create what I think is one of the fucking coolest records that I’ve ever been a part of. I feel like they feel the same way. Everybody put their own little specialness into it and came out with something that I think is very rare for everyone involved.  

DIY:It seems very cosmic.
Jess: Exactly. And that was me going my separate way, being in a bunch of bands, learning my styles and improving my chops, and her going her separate way, making a bunch of records playing with certain different types of people, adding instruments here and there, to get us where we are open-mindedness and just being ready, and we were both ready at the same time and it was great, and here we are we made a record and now we are touring on it. 

DIY: Well thanks so much for chatting with me, and inviting me onto your lovely tour bus!

Jess: Of course! Thanks for having me. And you’re right, there needs to be more female drummers that are like fucking doing shit that people know about. Even the modern drummer thing, I was just like dude thank you for even caring.

DIY: I mean, women in general and female musicians I feel like, for some stupid reason, are not given the same amount of attention as other accomplished musicians, and a lot of the times they are way better.

Jess: I feel like you have to take gender out of it and just look at like, what is this person doing? What are they accomplishing? What HAVE they accomplished? What makes this person special? Whether or not they’re a man or a woman just shouldn’t matter, but for some reason it does, and its a shame. We just need to break that barrier somehow. Like I said, even with modern drummer being like “yea lets do a little story on you”, that’s a big thing! I mean they’re like the Bible of drumming right? I can only hope like…you want to be on the cover, you know? Like THATS the thing. Maybe someday, but you know what we did was more than I would have ever expected, so I’m totally down to talk about drums and get the word for Chelsea out and the record out there. However I can help is important.

Jess plays Tama drums and Vic Firth sticks

Hear her on Chelsea Wolfe’s new album Hiss Spun out on Sargent House Records, and also with her other killer band Horseneck.

Main photo courtesy of Mary Gebhart

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Big News Is Here! 

Alright, so I’ve officially joined the band NETHERLANDS, from Brooklyn NY!

 This is huge!

 They are the weirdest heaviest band you wish you’ve heard of sooner! 

Check out the album Audubon on Spotify! Follow us, like us, do all of that shit RIGHT NOW. 

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Here are just SOME of my favorite designs from their website! They have so many great ones, and they do custom artwork! Go order yours now!!!

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Huge Announcement Soon / Life Update !


It’s great to be back! 

As you can tell from my lack of current content, or from one of my last major posts, I’ve taken a fairly long break from blogging. 

I did this in order to focus on improving my percussive musicality, and find my “drumming identity”. I’ve also been working on improving my own personal well being. This process has been very challenging and also very rewarding. I’ve made some hard sacrifices, but a lot of progress has been achieved and this continues to drive me forward. 

Recently, an amazing musical opportunity has come up, and I’m getting ready to make it public very soon. I’m extremely excited about this, and I really can’t wait to share it with you! All I can say right now is that I will be working with some amazingly talented and highly accomplished musicians, and I can barely contain myself! Gahhhh!!!!!


After the initial announcement in the next week or so, I will pick up where I left off as far as blogging about drum stuff and updating whoever is nice enough to read this thing on my travels and experiences, as well as interviews whenever possible and spotlights on up and coming drummers / bands / products and brands. 

Thank you so much for continuing to support! I’m looking forward to starting this new journey and sharing it with all of you, as well as keeping tabs on what you’ve all been up to! 

See ya!

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2016 – Drummers Sweet 16 Holiday List!

(I know its a bit late, but here are some great last minute stocking stuffers and a few fantastic package deals to keep the drummer in your life on the beat!)

This year, I’m breaking up the list into several categories of 5. The first category will be small but extremely useful items, most of which help dial in your sound. The second category will be bigger items, and the final category will be package deals that are too good to pass up! Plus, there is 1 final item at the end that you may just drool over!

BUT FIRST….check out Santa Shredding some drums, courtesy of Adventure Drums! Be sure to like, follow, and subscribe them!


Alright, now that THATS out of the way, take a look at this list!

Each item’s title is a link to purchase!

Here we go!


  1. Drum Dots   $10drumdots

These clear little dots are among the best drum dampening systems out there! Specifically designed to take out certain frequencies when place on the batter or resonant head of the drum. I swear by these, and have never played a gig or recorded in a studio without them!


2. Emergency Kits $10-$20gibraltar-scdtk

Every drummer deals with losing small pieces here and there over time. These things add up very quickly, and before you know it you’re missing most of your felts, cymbals sleeves, and even your drum key! This kit, and others like it (although some are proprietary and have items that only work with hardware made from that company, such as the DW survival kit) are sure to keep your drummer playing their best!


3. Falam Slams – aka-  BASS DRUM SAVERS  $5-$10p38804

Designed to increase the longevity of your kick drum and keep the kick beater from wearing on the head too much, these life savers can also balance out your kick sound! They make them in Mylar, felt, and some with metal (for that “click” sound). Pair them with different types of bass drum beaters and you can really dial in that tone you’ve been looking for! Wood or plastic beater? try a felt patch, you’ll still get the attack of having a wood beater, but the felt will add just a touch of warmth. Felt beater? Try a mylar or metal patch, which will increase the attack (the click sound) all while making your kick head last longer!

4. Vater Stick Holder $10-$15


Stick holders come in handy for those moments when you’re raging hard on a song and a stick just decides its had enough and either breaks or jumps right out of your hand! Either that, or maybe you’re a flashy drummer doing all the stick tricks, and you miss one….in which case a stick holder like this is perfect!


5. Vater Stick Bag $20-$30


Every drummer needs a stick bag! This is where you keep all your small spare parts, felts, patches, drum keys, and of course….sticks!


This next set of 5 items is geared towards slightly bigger products, most of which serve the purpose of making your drum kit sound better!


6. Big Fat Snare Drum $20-$30


The Big Fat Snare Drum is one of the coolest new items on the drumming market right now. There are several models, all of which deaden your snare sound to get that fat 70’s tone. Some have other trinkets like jingles and such, and they’re all fantastic! Great for studio or live drumming, and harnessing your creativity!


7. KickPro Bass Drum Pillow  $30-$40kickpro

If a dialed in kick sound is what you’re going for, look no further. These bass drum pillows have a weighted core (that adds extra THUD), a non slip bottom (so they won’t move around from song to song like most of the other similar kick dampening products ) AND a soft fleece top (great for long trips in the van on tour). As a Kick Pro Artist, I swear by these pillows. I’ve worked in the drum industry for years and have tried almost every kick dampening product out there, and none of them did the job as well as this one! Great price point too! Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed!


8. KickPort $30-$40 9990

The Kick Port is a great way to add more depth to your kick sound. By focusing the sound coming out of your port hole, the Kick Port helps the microphone pick up a more deliberate tone from your bass drum!


9. Roc-N-Soc Drum Throne $150-$250nrxok-large

Roc-N-Soc Thrones are the best on the market in my opinion. Deluxe, Durable, and made right here in North Carolina. Adding a new throne to your kit can make playing a lot easier and a lot more fun! Comfort is king!


10. Vic Firth Drumming Headphones $50-$70lg_sih11

Theres a reason these headphones are a best seller in the drum world. They are affordable, comfortable, cancel out a good amount of ambient noise, and have great sound quality. Perfect for recording, playing along to tracks, or jamming out!


The final group of drumming gifts is focused on package deals! These can be a great way to get your drummer multiple cymbals, heads, and other items that can normally be pretty expensive when bought separately!


11. Dream Cymbals Ignition Starter Pack  $300-$400preview_1

Dream Cymbals are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES! Not only do they sound beyond fantastic, but they are arguable the best priced cymbals in the history of cymbals. Their approach to pricing structure ensures that the drummer can pick the cymbals they WANT, rather than the ones they can afford. How? Its called Sound Pricing, and Dream launched this idea in 2012. “All cymbals of the same size and style across Bliss, Contact, Energy, Vintage Bliss and Pang series will be the same price as the Bliss series. This represents a price reduction averaging more than 20% and ranging as high as 42%.” –

The Ignition Cymbal Pack features:

-Bliss/Contact series hybrid sound
-Great Sound For The Price
-Hand-Hammered Bronze
-Includes: 14″ hi-hat, 16″ crash, 20″ ride, 22″ cymbal bag

I’ve played my Dream Cymbals live and in the studio, and I will NEVER go back to any other cymbal company. You’ll see why when you try your new Dream cymbals out!


12. Remo Fusion ProPack $50-$70442827000000000-00-500x500

I’m a Remo guy, and buying drum heads in a pack is the best way to go about it. The most important thing is to make sure you know the sizes of your drums, so you can make sure the pack has heads for most if not all of your drums! This fusion pro pack is great!


13. Evans G2 Clear Pack $40-$70


Evans heads are among the best on the market and are known for their innovative technology! You can’t go wrong with this G2 Clear pack! Great for rock and metal drummers!


14. Aquarian Performance-2 Clear Drum Head Pack $40-$7052081-5bb774d38e9dcf7b86d96ef8cf648b19

Aquarian drum heads are an industry standard for recording, and for metal drummers especially. Their most famous head is the Super Kick and Super Kick II, one of THE best kick drum heads ever made. As with most drum head companies, their multi packs vary and there are plenty of options to choose from!


15. Vater Stick Bundles $35-$40 vater-vsp5bw-5b-american-hickory-sticks-4-pack

Vater Sticks have been my go to’s for years. Ive never been disappointed! Buying sticks in bulk is the smartest way to do it! These 5b’s are great for rock and metal drummers, or anyone with big hands that likes a bigger stick, but there are many packs to choose from!


Here it is, the final, 16th item for the 2016 drummers holiday list…..


16. Yamaha Gigmaker 5 pc shell pack $399!!!!


Yamaha makes some of the best drums and hardware, and they have a beginners drum set that beats all the competition! The Gigmaker 5 pc shell pack comes in 4 different color options, all with glitter (super rock n roll) and can NOT be beat for the quality, price, and sound in the beginners drum set market! If you’re looking to buy your drummer their first kit, or first “real” kit….these are the way to go! They’re durable, flashy, and sound great! My personal favorite is the White Grape Glitter kit 😉



Well, thats all folks! Happy Holidays! Thanks for reading, and I hope this list helps you pick out the perfect gift for the drummer in your life!

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KICKPRO Bass Drum Pillow

Hello drummers!

Ever get tired of putting sheets, floppy pillows, or even random clothes in your kick drum? None of these things muffle very well. They either kill the sound completely or just don’t work at all. One of the main problems is that they move around while playing. If you’ve got a heavy foot like me, you know all too well how much of a pain in the ass this can be, not to mention how much it can change your kick drum sound from song to song.

Well, forget about all that. And forget about all these other EQ pads and dampening systems. This one is simple, practical, versatile, and extremely effective.

I’m talking about the KickPro Bass Drum Pillow.




Here are some specs:

-Weighted core (about 5lbs or 2.2 kg)

-Non slip bottom

-The top is a nice soft fleece (which comes in handy on the road during those long drives)

-No need to pack an extra pillow, KickPro is your best friend on tour!

-Fits through standard 5 inch port holes

-They actually stay where you put them!

-Because of the weighted core, they add a nice thump to the bottom end and really bring out the sound of your kick drum.

-Fantastic for live and studio drumming

-Durable and made in USA



“I developed the KickPro based on years of working in the studio with bands like Foo Fighters, Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains, Tool, Bob Dylan, Three Days Grace, Chris Daughtry, and producers Nick Raskulinecz, Howard Benson, Matt Hyde, David Bottrill, and many more,” says LA drummer and drum tech, Jon Nicholson. “After stuffing anything and everything inside kick drums, my clients and I agree that the simple, compact, versatile and extremely effective KickPro makes bass drums sound great.”


I’m very excited to announce that I’m officially a KickPro Artist!


Photo Cred: Justin Brown – CarAlive Photography

If you live in the Raleigh NC area, feel free to message me and give these pillows a try!

I can’t stress enough how much I love these pillows. I’ve tried almost every dampening system on the market and I haven’t experienced real results this noticeable before! ESPECIALLY AT THIS PRICE POINT.

Get yours now! Don’t sleep on these!!!! (well, actually…go for it…they’re super comfy!)

The KickPro Bass Drum Pillow is a great tool to add to your sonic arsenal!

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Here’s What I’ve Been Up To

Last month, I made a decision to take a temporary break from putting my efforts towards articles and interviews, in order to turn my focus on studying drums more in depth and to be able to handle all the gigs and rehearsals I had lined up. I’m about to tell you all about that, and about whats happening soon! Here we go.


My plan for taking time away from the blog and putting it towards drumming has been going well. I have been actively searching for a pro drummer in town to study under that gigs regularly, so some of those trade secrets can rub off, and to get a different perspective from what I’ve been doing. Most of what I found where traditional instructors working at drums shops mainly teaching students their drum parts for school and what not, or drummers outside of my area that were inside of my realm of music. It was important to me to find someone who can play what I do, but doesn’t. My main criteria being that they aren’t in bands in the same genre as what I’m doing. For me its all about having a well rounded perspective and this is a must for breaking out of my comfort zone.

So, in my search for a professional drummer to study under, I came across Nick Baglio. He plays with The Hot at Nights , Jeanne Jolly, and Grammy Nominated R&B/Soul/Hip-Hop group The Foreign Exchange. As an active Dream Cymbals and Vic Firth artist, he’s doing tons of great stuff and I couldn’t have found a better drummer to study under for what I am trying to do. (Which is essentially to get out of my comfort zone and dive in to styles that while I enjoy listening to I haven’t had much experience with playing live, as well as throwing in a few traditional exercises with a lot of equally cool but not as traditional linear exercises to make my brain work as hard as possible.)

With my schedule being pretty packed since I’m in 4 bands, bartend, work for myself and one other website, ( a UK based social platform for producers to sell loops, beats, and samples…more on this in a bit) I’ve only been able to study under Nick part time, which I believe works best for both of our schedules, but I couldn’t be happier. It makes our lessons together a lot more valuable knowing that I’ll only have about an hour to go over old and new concepts, and then I’ll have roughly a couple weeks or so to practice them and come to the next session ready to explore new exercises. I’m really excited about this new journey.

I’ve also had the chance to play dual drums for the first time! My good friend and drummer bud on my first actual tour ever, Thomas McKneely (drums for Jenny Besetzt, Guitar and vocals for Weird Pennies of Raleigh and all around rad dude) and myself filled in on drums for the madman himself, Darrin Cripe in his band Acid Chaperone on Halloween at kings, supported by monster acts Zack Mexico and Purling Hiss. This show was the most fun I’ve had in quite some time! It was a packed party house full of people in costume. As a band, we were covered in blood, and on our finale (a song where there is a break in the music except for Thomas and myself going crazy on double drums for a few minutes at the end) the Zack Mexico guys, all of whom are close friends…one of which was naked except for his guitar, joined us onstage for some halloween antics and squirted fake blood all over a roaring crowd all while we were covered in psychedelic projections courtesy of Tim Lemuel from Deep Sleeper (who I also drum for).Needless to say this was my favorite halloween so far, and I don’t think it will be forgotten any time soon!

On Top of preparing for all of this, learning all the Acid Chaperone songs in just 3 practices with 2 drummers who aren’t even in the band nor have played any of those songs before, working, and creating electronic music online, I’ve been gearing up for some upcoming shows.

Monday November 7th at Local 506 in Chapel Hill NC my band GROHG is opening for TOMBS and Wolvhammer.

Sunday November 20th at Neptunes Parlour in Raleigh NC my other band No One Mind is having our Raleigh album release show featuring Ginger Wagg & Wild Actions, and Moon Racer. We’ve also recently released a cassette single (cassingle) of a cover song I think you’ll really enjoy. 

Also in November my other band No Eyes is playing the Neptunes Fall Friday Show Series (we play a live set and then DJ afterward for the rest of the night) This is happening on the 25th.

Deep Sleeper is also working on a few shows coming up to be announced. So, I’m getting pretty busy and its going great!

I’ve also started making loops, beats, and samples lately, due to my rehearsal space being bought out and demolished….so in order to keep things fresh I’ve been diving in to the electronic world to keep drumming in my free time instead of just when I have rehearsals at my band mates spots. Recently, has reached out to me based on some samples I recorded a while back, to set up a shop on their new UK based website for selling loops and beats and all that jazz. Its been pretty cool exploring this new area of music for me and even though I’m learning as I go, its a lot of a fun. Tedious as all hell, but fun. They’re site hasn’t quite gone public yet, but I am one of several of the first producers to set up a shop and test out the site. I love it, and I think its going to be a hit! Oddly enough this makes 2 UK based websites that I’m working with, and where I’m the resident drum expert for all things gift list related!

Lets see…..I think thats about it as far as things I can announce currently, but stick around! There is plenty more ahead!


Recent Shows With No One Mind

As always, you can check out for future dates, sneak peaks, and merch…but here is a brief glimpse of our gigs this past weekend. 

This past Friday we played with Seegulls for their EP release at Kings in Raleigh. Had a blast!  ​

I ran out of room on my phone, but these are the snapshots I was able to get… I was a little preoccupied enjoying the show and bouncing around with these giant balloons they brought for the crowd. 
Sunday, we performed a live set on WXDU at Duke University in Durham NC followed by a show at the cats cradle back room with Third Uncle Records label mates Honey Radar. Killer psych jams! ​Billy the label head was nice enough to come out, and it was great meeting him and honey radar! See you at hopscotch! 

Thanks for checking in! I know this one was a bit brief. Big things in the works, stick around.