New York is full of guys hitting trash cans, oil drums, plastic tubs and all manner of DIY percussion instruments. However, as good as NYC street drummers are, none of them hold a candle to Street Drum Corps.
Setting off the main stage at the St. Louis, MO stop on the Projekt Revolution tour, the LA based quartet lit up the crowd with a mind-blowing performance. Mixing trash cans, guitar and more than a few charismatic punk vocals from frontman Bobby Alt, Street Drum Corps were the perfect opening to what was an incredible lineup of talent.
Following acts Ashes Divide, The Bravery, Chris Cornell and Linkin Park certainly had their work cut out for them.
Preview Street Drum Corps’ self-titled debut release here.
These guys put on one hell of a show. The amount of rapid-fire photo candy dished out by Bobby Alt is frightening.
Admittedly, I spent too much time photographing Bobby to the detriment of the other band members who, under normal circumstances, would have been equally compelling subjects.
What I will say is that, when a six foot tall mohawk sporting, leather clad demon of punk is singing his ass off just inches from your lens, you press the button and hold it down till the thing doesn’t go click anymore.
What little I remember of shooting this set can be summed up as simply as face melting glee.