SECRET DRUM BAND

Secret Drum Band is a noise & percussion ensemble that started as a four-piece in Olympia, WA in 2006. Lisa Schonberg composes the group's  place-based works that reflect on ecology and soundscapes. These atmospheric and dark pieces contrast with the dancier pulse of SDB songs written with Allan Wilson and Heather Treadway. Secret Drum Band's five drummers melodic patterns sit in an amient nest of drones, tones, textures, and samples weaved by two noise musicians. Secret Drum Band's current lineup features Sara Lund (hungry ghost/unwound), Allan Wilson {chk chk chk, HITS), Sam Humans (modernstate/orquestra pacifico tropical), Anthony Brisson (psychomagic), and Human Ottoman's Susan Lucia and Grayson Fiske. 

Past performers have included: Clea Partridge, Marisa Anderson, Ben Tyler, Vittoria Buttarini, Aidan Koch, Trina Shaghafi, Papi Fimbres, Rachel Blumberg (M.Ward/Arch Cape), sts (STLS/Haggard), Tara Jane Oneil, Dana Valatka (AU), Alison Clarys, Matthew Berger, Sean Sumler, Niles Armstrong (Worn Path/Oak Rot), & Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox Through Water). 

UPCOMING SHOWS: 


MARCH 18, 2017 @ THE VERA PROJECT. SEATTLE, WA.
MARCH 25, 2017 @ TREEFORT MUSIC FEST. BOISE, ID.
APRIL 28 @ OREGON'S FLORA: A MUSICAL EXPLORATION. PORTLAND, OR. 


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 Dragonsbeyondadoubt + 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 GandhiMusical Tracings, Penis Hickey & dj Yolo Biafra
6.26 VENTURA @ EP Foster Library
6.27 SACRAMENTO @ The Red Museum w/ Drug Apts. & Vasas 

*** featuring percussion workshop before show
### featuring screening of new music videos by Seth Nehil, Leif J Lee, Jodie Cavalier & Jodi Darby

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!!

SPRINGFIELD: at DITCH Projects, 6/17  
ARCATA: at The Sanctuary, 6/19
TUCSON: at MOCA, 6/24

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.