Date published: September 1, 2012
The eighth Connecticut Drum Show was held on April 22 at the Sphinx Shrine Center in Newington. The show featured a wide array of classic and contemporary products, as well as educational clinics hosted by Ted MacKenzie, Daniel Glass, and Carmine and Vinny Appice.
Simmons enthusiast, collector, and restoration expert Wolfgang Stoelzle has announced the creation of an online archive of documents, images, sound files, video clips, and other elements from the groundbreaking electronics company. Visit the Simmons Museum at simmonsmuseum.com. The sixth annual Croatia Drum Camp will be held this August 5-1 2 at the Jeunesses Musicales International World Meeting Centre in Groznjan, Croatia. This year's instructors will include jazz master John Riley, U.K. drumming legend Trevor Tomkins, Drummers Collective faculty head Kim Plainfield, and camp director/ instructor Petar Curie. To read about last year's camp, go to moderndrummer.com.
This past April, former Violent Femmes drummer Victor DeLorenzo debuted a new monthly radio talk show, Frail Pagans, on greenarrowradio.com. "Spry talk and sassy comebacks with some wonderful music thrown in," is how Victor describes it.