A resurrected blog about Jimmy Chamberlin
oh, I also hear a rumour that these guys; http://www.theconstellationsmusic.com/ might be supporting SKYSAW on tour...
Who is the other guitarist in those pictures?
The guy in the blue shirt, I mean. :)
Cool! Love the collection of snares in the background.
Just got back from This.. er.. Skysaw.They played the first 5 songs off the EP, plus 3 I wasn't familiar with. The 3 new ones were in the same vein as what we've heard, though the last one stood out to me. Kind of a dark mellow song that led to some pretty loud, jammy breaks towards the end.Jimmy was playing a silver DW kit with a 10/12/13 (rack) 16/18 (floor) tom setup (my best guess, anyway). No 14" left mounted tom. Could have been a rental. Also, holy shit does Anthony Pirog use a lot of pedals. He must have had a couple grand worth of rare pedals chained together.I talked to Jimmy really briefly afterward, gave him props and then asked about tour plans and the upcoming record release. He said they're touring with Minus the Bear this summer and the record will have the This songs remixed plus others not on the This record (I'm assuming the 3 from tonight).Overall, really good. I think they need to play a few more shows together to kind of loosen up, but great for a debut performance. And Jimmy was flawless, of course.
Forgot to mention, I saw Billy Mohler there as well as the Pumpkins' tour manager (I think his name's Doug). I was kind of expecting to see Mohler, but seeing the tour manager was pretty surprising. They both helped load some gear up on stage.
Thanks for the info, Dystopic. I had just seen some pics and headed over here to see if anyone had noticed that Jimmy was playing a DW kit--holy shit, weird to see that! But as you said, maybe it was a rental.
^ And, odd to see him playing that tom configuration! Guess he's just wanting to do something different.
Cool cool, will respond properly when I get me internetz sorted.