SECRET DRUM BAND
SECRET DRUM BAND is a noise & percussion ensemble from Portland, OR featuring Lisa Schonberg (explode into colors), Sara Lund (unwound), Allan Wilson (!!!), Anthony Brisson (Psychomagic), Alison Clarys and Sam Humans. SDB performs Schonberg's place-based compositions based on of soundscapes, ecology, and movement. SDB also performs songs written by Wilson, Treadway and Schonberg for their trio HITS (of Sunshine). The five percussionists rotate through setups of drums, electronics, found percussion and handmade instruments while Clarys & Humans process voice, guitar, lapsteel, and field recordings to build an ambient nest of sound.
JANUARY 15, 2017 @ MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS, PORTLAND OR.
FEBRUARY 3, 2017 @ THE FIXIN' TO, PORTLAND OR.
MARCH 18, 2017 @ THE VERA PROJECT, SEATTLE, WA.
SPRING TOUR ! JUNE 14-28, 2016
6.14 PORTLAND @ HOLOCENE w/ double plus good, golden donna, dj yolo biafra ###
6.17 SPRINGFIELD/EUGENE @ DITCH PROJECTS ###***
6.18 ARCATA @ THE SANCTUARY ###***
6.19 OAKLAND @ STUDIO GRAND w/ Jackie-O Motherf****r
6.20 LOS ANGELES @ THE SMELL w/ Lucky Dragons, beyondadoubt + SLEEF
6.21 SAN DIEGO @ TOWER BAR w/ Tara Jane O'neil & Penis Hickey
6.22 TIJUANA @ MOUSTACHE BAR w/ Penis Hickey
6.23 JOSHUA TREE @ LANDERS w/ Tara Jane Oneil + The Renderers
6.24 TUCSON @ MOCA with b3nbi and Jpop ###***
6.25 LOS ANGELES @ The BlindSpot w/Madame Gandhi, Musical Tracings, Penis Hickey & dj Yolo Biafra
6.26 VENTURA @ EP Foster Library
6.27 SACRAMENTO @ The Red Museum w/ Drug Apts. & Vasas
NEW TOUR EP : CURRENT EVENTS
Our new tour EP CURRENT EVENTS will be available at our shows. It features four songs, plus a sound collage of recordings of Oxbow Springs, a publicly-owned water source in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Nestle wants to bottle and sell Oxbow's water, but we think that is a terrible idea. Listen to one of the tracks, Jazz, below. Jazz was written in response to the area of forest on Mt Hood affected by the Jazz Timber Sale.
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sdb PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS
We will be offering percussion workshops before our shows in Springfield, Arcata, and Tucson! Come early and learn how to use drumsticks and work with rhythm in a workshop suitable for all levels of experience. Ages 9+ welcome. Register for the workshops through the links below --- space is limited!!
into the woods made this great video below of Secret Drum Band performing at Holocene in Portland. Costumes designed and sewn by heather treadway. This iteration of the group featured the brilliant sounds of rachel blumberg, clea partridge, h.treadway, sts, tara jane oneil & marisa anderson. Secret Drum Band has also featured Marisa Anderson, Clea Partridge, Brian Mumford, Trina Shaghafi, Ben Tyler, Papi Fimbres, Aidan Koch, Dana Valatka, Niles Armstrong & Andy Parker.