More exciting news to share! The Ratchet Series, a creative music concert series that I curate with Anton Hatwich and Nick Mazzarella, has found a new home! We will be presenting concerts again starting June 2 at The Charleston beginning at 9pm The series will happen on the first Monday of each month where we will feature some of the best creative music in Chicago in a beautiful, acoustically sound venue. Our first concert will feature a rare performance by Sabertooth, one of the finest Jazz outfits who have been working as a band for almost 25 years. Also, to help celebrate the first show, DJ Peter Margasak will be spinning records before, between and after the Sabertooth sets! Please visit The Ratchet Series' new website to learn more!

Read a post about the return of The Ratchet Series by The Chicago Reader HERE.

I am also happy to announce I will be embarking on a solo drumming tour this summer from July 9th-14th around the Midwest, including Michigan, Ohio and naturally, Illinois. I have been working super hard on new ideas using electronics as well as acoustic material. There will be a limited edition CD (maybe a super limited edition lathed LP?) available for this tour only, as well as some art pieces and instruments i've made that will be on sale for the tour. I almost have this thing booked!

July 9 Ann Arbor, MI (pending location)
July 10 Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
July11 Portsmouth, OH @ Somacc
July 12 Cleveland, OH Guide To Kulchur
July 13 Bowling Green, OH @ Grounds for Thought
July 14 Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
July 17 Chicago, IL @ Elastic Arts
July 26 Chicago, IL @ City Winery - Thirsty Ear Festival