The modest drumkit of Mr. Peart. Probably not for sale at Revival.
I'm not going to lie to you, dear readers. I know nothing about drums. Sure, everyone is aware of the fact that drums were invented by Neil Peart when he joined Rush in 1974—previous to Fly by Night, percussion did not exist—but that's about all I know.
Thankfully Revival Drum Shop is opening soon and will answer all my questions. The store is the work of Jose Medeles (The Breeders) and Scott McPherson (Beck, M.Ward), and is scheduled to open early February at 1465 NE Prescott (next to Tiga). Here is Medeles with some details:
A little about Revival Drum Shop:
- It will be a place where a drummer can come hangout, hit some great vintage and custom drums, cymbals, and eclectic percussion pieces. Or check out the gallery of drum art done by local artists,
sit down have a coffee, thumb through a drum book while listening to Coltrane spinning in the background.
- Our services will include rentals, repairs, lessons, workshops, clinics, kids programs, sell, trade and host solo drum performances. Revival will stock drumheads, sticks, accessories and parts.
I hope this adorable 'Lil John Bonham shops there.
End Hits: If you think we know nothing about drums, wait until you find out how little we know about that one instrument... um, the one with the strings on it.