September 4, 2007
The percussion rock band Recycled Percussion, which makes its music from trash, will perform in concert on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and the Morningside Activities Council (MAC).
Just like its name suggests, the band literally makes its music from recycled trash. Discarded items such as barrels, basement garbage, building site leftovers, pots, pans, stepladders, fifty-gallon drums, and recycled chainsaws are used to create a unique sound described as powerful industrial drumming backed by metal grinding guitar and hip-hop/funk with the talent of three drummers and a DJ. Their style has coined phrases such as “power percussion” and “junk rock.”
The members of Recycled Percussion – Justin Spencer, Jim Magoon, Ryan Vezina, and DJ Pharaoh – have been together for four years and have played with performers such as LL Cool J and performed during halftime shows at many National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) games.