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PARIS REVIEW
Drumset = You. By John Colpitts. 19 May 2017. 
{featuring The DIY Guide to Drums}

AMERICAN WAY MAGAZINE (American Airlines In-Flight Publication)
This musician is fighting to save Hawaii's endangered bees. August 2016. 

BANDCAMP DAILY
How Saving The Bees Helped Inform Lisa Schonberg’s Secret Drum Band. August 17, 2017.

PORTLAND MERCURY
Secret Drum Band Is Inspired by the Rhythms of the Natural World. The Portland Percussion Ensemble Releases Its Debut LP, Dynamics. August 23, 2017. 

WILLAMETTE WEEK
Secret Drum Band’s Debut Album Uses Percussion to Paint the Calm and Chaos of Nature. August 23, 2017. 
Though it varies in scope and instrumentation, "Dynamics" is a cohesive work of experimental music that grabs your attention instead of asking for it.

BOTEQUIM DE IDEIAS (Brasil)
Secret Drum Band - Dynamics. July 3, 2017. 

OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Explode into Colors: Art-rock Reunion. Nov. 9, 2016. 

WILLAMETTE WEEK
Explode into Colors is ReunitingJuly 26, 2016.

VILLAGE VOICE
Female Drummers Take Over the Brooklyn Museum. March 6, 2016. 

PORTLAND MERCURY
Lisa Schonberg, Ali Clarys, Desert of Hiatus. JANUARY 20, 2016. MAC POGUE. Lisa Schonberg's CV almost reads like a Northwest experimental pop syllabus; her deft rhythms have propelled performances by Tara Jane O'Neil, Explode into Colors, Mirah, the Need, and many others. Blurring the lines between performance artist and performing musician, Schonberg's career carries a consistent through-line of inventive rhythm and collaborative artistry. The Creative Music Guild tapped her to perform as part the Outset Series, a program dedicated to highlighting Portland's improvisational and experimental music scene. Whether or not Schonberg's work will continue in the vein of her Secret Drum Band remains to be seen. Fellow experimental artist Desert of Hiatus will open the night, bringing his longform ambient compositions to the bar/record store Turn! Turn! Turn! 

PORTLAND MERCURY
Ground Control: From Mount Hood, Artists' Environmental Impact Statement. JULY 1, 2015. 

OREGONIAN
Psst! Secret Drum Band plans rare live show December 18th at Mississippi StudiosDEC 11, 2014. 

PORTLAND MERCURY
Muscle Memory: Drumming & Yoga with Lisa Schonberg. DEC 1, 2014. 

WEST HAWAII TODAY 
Multimedia Project Puts Focus on Hawaii's Native Bees. JULY 26, 2014. 

THE OREGONIAN
A bug's life: North Portland musician uses science background to make bee-utiful music. JAN 10, 2014.

PORTLAND MERCURY
SEPT 18, 2014. BY JOSHUA JAMES AMBERSON. Anything Lisa Schonberg touches is gold. More than just a great drummer, she uses drums as compositional tools that have made bands like Explode into Colors and Kickball great. Always in demand, she’s drummed for Mirah, Tune-yards, Tara Jane O’Neil, the Need, and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, just to name a few. But it’s the rare Secret Drum Band performance that brings her into the spotlight. Composing with the space in mind, Schonberg brings together a surprise star-studded cast of five drummers and two noise/tone/sound makers to create an experience unlike any other. Plus: Futuristic costumes by Heather Treadway and live drawing by local artist Leif J. Lee. Tonight’s also the record-release show for local synth-wavers DoublePlusGood’s winning new full-length, a collection of wistfully romantic pop perfectly suited for dancing—either on the dance floor, or alone in front of the mirror.

STAY WILD MAGAZINE
print article and video on The Hylaeus Project. 2014. 

TOM TOM MAGAZINE
Drummer Destination video. June 5, 2013. 

TOM TOM MAGAZINE
Secret Drum Band featured in Issue #9, page 6. 2012. 

NEW YORK TIMES
Rocking it and Roughing it at a Festival in Mexico. MAR 23, 2010: Explode into Colors. 

NEW YORK TIMES
Playlist: Talent Beloved and Hairdos Admired. NOV 25, 2009: Explode into Colors

THE WILLAMETTE WEEK
Explode into Colors voted Best New Band. May 6, 2009.