Posted by Ricky Nelson

Yo! What’s up everybody! Did you guys like the video intro? I think I might start doing that for every blog. Wild week at the SJC shop, we just dropped a bunch of new instock drums, a few Panic! At The Disco used tour kits (I want both of them), and a few new hand-painted Jay Weinberg snares! You guys have been killing it with the new drum covers, unboxing videos, and shout-outs to SJC! It really means a lot to see everything you guys post for/with SJC. 

Check out how rad Bea Leighton’s rig is! We really dig when you show us your kit fully set up the way you like it! Post your rig-rundown in The Shed! We would love to see what you’re working with!

Photo: Jenn Curtis

My dude Steven Garner is out on the road with Megosh! If these guys roll through your area, make sure you catch a show and say whats up to Steven!! Sorry for mis-pronouncing the band name in the video guys! haha my bad. 

How about this tour! Pvris will be out with Muse and Thirty Seconds To Mars this summer! Justin Nace rolled through the SJC shop this week and he maaaayyyyybeeeee brought something rad for us to show you soon! Keep an eye out over the next few weeks.

Check out the new video from Brais Lomba and his band We Ride! I’ve been thinking about re-taking up skating, and this juts reinforces that. 

My dude Charles Haynes is out with Ed Sheeran in the Uk. Did you happen to catch their perfomance at the Brit Awards? I’ve seen Ed Sheeran solo, and he’s awesome, but I want him to tour with this full-band so bad. Keep your fingers crossed that I someday get to post about that in this blog. Also, how rad is stormzy?! (non-SJC news….his new record is so sick.)

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Jackson Ledbetter and his dad Larry. Jackson just ordered a Tour Series kit, so him and Larry drove 8hrs to come check out the shop and pick it up! I love doing shop tours, it’s one of my favorite parts of my job, and these two guys were some of the best! It’s such a great thing to see a Dad so supportive of his sons dreams of drumming, and a son who is just an absolutely great dude. Thanks for being so awesome guys! The 60′s oyster wrapped snare looks fantastic with that Tour Series kit dude!! 

Capsize dropped a new video for “Favorite Secret”! Make sure you catch these dudes on tour with Norma Jean this spring!! 

Our bud Lee Runestad and the boys in I Prevail are out on tour right now! 

All Time Low dropped a new single, announced a new record, and announced a new tour! We’re stoked. You’re stoked. This will be a party. 

My homie Kyle Thompson hand-painted the SJC shield logo, and I’m all about this color scheme he went with! it’s rad that you guys take SJC and bring it to other parts of your life, not just behind the kit. This is so dope, I hope we make a shirt or a sticker in the future using this blue/red distressed vibe. 

Evan Chapman & Square Peg Round Hole announced a tour! I’m so stoked to catch one of these gigs, these dudes are so insanely talented….maybe I’ll make it to two. 

Panic! At The Disco just kicked off their spring headline tour. james and Emily went to the show in CT at Mohegan Sun on Friday night, judging by their Instagrams, it was a blast! I’m going to try and hit the MA show next weekend, if your going to be there, let me know and lets sing-a-long together. I’ll try and post some videos from this tour as they come out, until then, check out Dan’s new kit on our Instagram (@sjcdrums) now! 

The worst part of this past week was Modern Baseball announcing a break. I’m so stoked for these guys to get some rest and get everything healthy again, but I’m a little selfishly bummed I wont get to see/hang with them at Boston Calling Festival. Go listen to MOBO. This band not only put out AMAZING records, but they also brought a whole new meaning to taking care of their fans. They put together a hotline to call at their shows if you see/have a problem, and they brought mental health to the fore-front of the music scene. I thank them, and i miss them already. Plus, what other band takes a photo with a Descendents shirt AND a Van Halen shirt right next to each other! 


That’s whats up. Cheers. MOBO forever. 

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