Author: Michael Pementel
Drum techs are an extraordinary bunch, able to perform remarkable feats for their fellow drummers. Remember when the drum tech for Tool drummer Danny Carey replaced his snare with a new one during a live performance? Incredible stuff.
That said, during a recent show (which took place on May 27th), the drum tech for Polyphia drummer Clay Aeschliman not only came to drummer’s aid in a time of need, but did so in a really impressive way.
As reported by Metal Injection, during the band’s performance, Aeschliman’s drum monitor failed on him; when this occurred, drum tech Chris Lent ran over and, get this… tapped the tempo for each of the band’s songs on Aeschliman’s leg for the remainder of their set.
That is really fucking impressive.
If you want to check out a video of Chris Lent saving the day and tapping the tempo to each of the band’s songs on Aeschliman’s leg, you can find said video below:
@jasontyler_belmont The most impressive display of musicianship I think I’ve ever seen in person #fyp #guitar #guitartok #polyphia #polyphiagoat #polyphiatok #sowhatfest #sowhatfestival #progressivemetal ♬ original sound – jason
How amazing is that?
If you are interested in seeing the band live, you can find their current tour dates below.
7/28 Houston, TX – House of Blues
7/29 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
7/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
8/2 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
8/3 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
8/4 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
8/5 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
8/6 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
8/8 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
8/9 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
8/10 Toronto, ON – Opera House
8/11 Detroit, MI – The Majestic
8/12 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
8/14 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
8/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
8/16 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
8/18 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
8/19 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
8/20 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
8/22 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
8/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
8/24 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
8/26 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
8/27 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
8/28 Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse
8/31 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
9/2 Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theatre
9/3 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live