05.02 Los Angeles, CA Roxy Tegan and Sara
05.03 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Tegan and Sara
05.06 Toronto, Canada CMW Fanfest Tegan and Sara
05.09 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge Tegan and Sara
05.10 New York, NY Jimmy Fallon Show Tegan and Sara
06.02 Los Angeles, CA James Corden Show Tegan and Sara
06.03 Los Angeles, CA Urban Outfitters Tegan and Sara
06.04 San Francisco, CA Tumblr Tegan and Sara
06.06 New York, NY Good Morning America Tegan and Sara
06.19 Toronto, Canada Much Music Awards Tegan and Sara
06.22 London, UK Koko Tegan and Sara
06.23 London, UK Koko Tegan and Sara

I listen to so much new and old music every day. However, my friend Dave Elitch turned me onto two European bands: The Intersphere and Gojira. I’ve been digging into their albums. The drumming on these records is impressive.

The Intersphere – Relations in the Unseen

Gojira – Stranded

I’m constantly asked for advice to give up and coming drummers who are trying to “make it” in the industry… It’s a pretty simple plan… PLAY!!! And then, play some more! Hours and hours on a drumset, with sticks in your hands… that is the most important concern.

“But what about websites, and social media, and YouTube?” Don’t lose focus on the most important part of becoming a great drummer, and that is BECOMING A GREAT DRUMMER.

Also, and I know I’ve said this a million times, meet other musicians through playing. Form bands. Rehearse together. Play shows. Meet other drummers from other bands while you are out. Go to jam sessions and concerts. Talk to people. Don’t creep them out with overaggressive networking. Just hang and get to know fellow musicians. Improve your drumming, while expanding your peer group. That’s it! The rest is beyond your control.