With two successful years on The Las Vegas Strip already under its belt, “Recycled Percussion” is coming to The Quad starting Jan. 26, 2013.
“Recycled Percussion” is touted as a mixture of “extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism,” which includes using everyday items like buckets, ladders and sinks as musical instruments.
One of the things for which “Recycled Percussion” is known is audience interaction. Guests are given a drumstick and instrument on their way into the theater, and are encouraged to play along during the show.
“Recycled Percussion” was born at a high school talent show in 1994 in New Hampshire. The group’s leader, Justin Spencer, has been called the world’s “fastest extreme drummer,” and the show also features drummer Ryan Vezina, guitarist Matt Bowman and DJ Todd Griffin. The group got its big break with an appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
Before you attend the show, let’s take a moment to brush up on our drumming jargon!
In drumming, a “diddle” is a double stroke. A “paradiddle” is two single strokes followed by a double stroke. (Don’t even get us started about the “paradiddle-diddle.” A “flam” is two single strokes played by alternating hands. Yes, there’s a lot of stroking in drumming, and yes, there will be a quiz.
Let’s see the “Recycled Percussion” guys crank up the paradiddles to 11, a phrase this blog should totally trademark.
“Recycled Percussion” will perform nightly at 7:00 p.m., dark Fridays, in The Showroom at The Quad. Tickets are $65.98 and $76.98. Find out more about this show that dances to the beat of its own, well, you know.