Muscle Beats Metal: Street Drum Corps Kicks Off Cleveland Rock Hall's New Punk-Rock Exhibit with Sweaty Rhythm and Attitude; Locally Crafted Drum to be Played

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LA-based power percussionists, "Street Drum Corps," will perform at a private reception for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's "Vans Warped Tour Exhibit." A Trash Kat drum, made locally by ThunderEcho Drums, will provide part of the show's metaliferous pulse.

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.

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 donated a ThunderEcho Drums' Trash Kat drum used on the tour to the museum exhibit. It was painted with graffiti by Los Angeles artist, Comah.

The 2005 Vans Warped Tour was Street Drum Corps first tour. Bert McCracken of "The Used" was a special guest performer with S.D.C. on this tour. Bert played the Trash Kat on each performance. The drum was also used as a centerpiece for other special guest drummers each day. Special guests included: Brandon Saller "Atreyu", Sonny Moore "From First To Last", Jordan Burns "Strung Out" and The Rev "Avenged Sevenfold".

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 http://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 http://www.RockHall.com

For more information about ThunderEcho Drums, please call Jane Garson Reed, 330.225.1488 or visit their website at http://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.

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