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Cleveland, Ohio:  January 18, 2007 – Manic, urban rhythm pounded out on scavenged industrial objects by Street Drum Corps percussionists has rocked fans from coast-to-coast.  The lean, muscular trio comprised of Frank Zummo and brothers Bobby and Adam Alt have performed with the Vans Warped Tour, for Yoko Ono in New York and Conan O’Brian’s TV show, to name a few venues.  And they will rock out at a private, opening night reception for donors at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to celebrate the newest exhibit, “Warped: 12 years of music, mayhem and madness.”  A Trash Kat drum, made locally by ThunderEcho Drums, will provide part of the street drummers’ metaliferous pulse.

The sold out, opening night party will also feature Bad Religion, Bouncing Souls, Pennywise and Paramore.

Street Drum Corps and Trash Kat
Street Drum Corps’ Adam and Bobby Alt with Trash Kat Drum
America’s longest running touring festival, The Vans Warped Tour, started in 1995 and is still a favorite with the Punk-rock/Skate community.  The Rock Hall and Museum’s exhibit will celebrate the cultural relevance of the Warped Tour and will display related memorabilia donated by some of its touring bands, including Street Drum Corps, No Doubt, My Chemical Romance, Joan Jett, Dropkick Murpheys and others. Street Drum Corps’ gear that has been placed on exhibit includes a ThunderEcho Drums’ Trash Kat drum used on the tour, stripped of identification and painted with graffiti.  The exhibit will be open to the public from January 27 through September 3, 2007.

Once the six-month exhibit ends, these items will be put into a “time capsule” and stored at the museum for 25 years.  The “capsule” will be opened during a special event in 2031 and then displayed for an additional six months.  Trash Kat designer Kevin Reed and mom, Jane, co-owners of ThunderEcho Drums, are already planning to attend.

 

For more information about Street Drum Corps, please visit www.streetdrumcorps.com.  For more information about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Warped Tour Exhibit, please contact the rock hall at 216-781-ROCK(7625) or visit www.rockhall.com.

 

For more information about ThunderEcho Drums, please call Jane Garson Reed, 330.225.1488 or visit their website at www.ThunderEchoDrums.com. The Trash Kat is available for purchase in continental USA from ThunderEcho Drums by phone, fax, and mail or from selected music dealers or online merchants. “ThunderEcho” and “Trash Kat” are trademarks of ThunderEcho Drum Company.  The Trash Kat drum is patent pending.

About ThunderEcho Drums:    

The ThunderEcho Drums workshop is located in Medina, Ohio. Drummer and traumatic brain injury survivor, Kevin Reed, and his mother Jane started the company in 2001. Kevin began developing the Trash Kat as a vocational rehabilitation project while recovering from a catastrophic work injury and ensuing 75-day coma.