It’s funny that I’m seeing yet another announcement for a drummer leaving a band due to other interests — what is it about drummers anyway?
Brothers Past — a cool band in my opinion and one that definitely impressed me at Summer Camp — announced a shake-up to the lineup today. Long time drummer Rick is being replaced by the dude from OM Trio — Ilya Stemkovsky. I’m sure it’ll sound good.
After years of performing together, the band will be undergoing a metamorphosis this summer. Our drummer, Rick Lowenberg, has always been interested in law and environmental activism, and the time has finally come for him to pursue his other ambitions. We hope he finds success in his chosen career, and we know that ultimately he will go on to help make the world a better place to live in. Thank you, Rick, for the wonderful years you devoted to the band.
There are two shows remaining under the band’s current lineup. On Friday, June 23, the band sets sail on the Big F’ing Boat IV in NYC for our only full two-set performance of the summer. Tickets are still available, but going fast. This will obviously be a historic show. We are also pleased to announce another big show to end the first half of 2006. On Wednesday, June 28, BROTHERS PAST will open for the Dave Matthews Band on the second stage, at the Tweeter Center in Camden, NJ. Our set begins when the doors open at 6 PM, and it will run approximately an hour. Gomez will follow, before the headliner, on the main stage.