secret drum band: press
Female Drummers Take Over the Brooklyn Museum. March 6, 2016.
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!
Psst! Secret Drum Band plans rare live show December 18th at Mississippi Studios. DEC 11, 2014.
WEST HAWAII TODAY
Multimedia Project Puts Focus on Hawaii's Native Bees. JULY 26, 2014.
A bug's life: North Portland musician uses science background to make bee-utiful music. JAN 10, 2014.
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.
TOM TOM MAGAZINE
Drummer Destination video. June 5, 2013.
TOM TOM MAGAZINE
Secret Drum Band featured in Issue #9, page 6. 2012.