BY Sasha Inoa (@SashaInoa)
Joe Palmer is a real cool dude. The 22-year-old drummer was raised in Connecticut but now lives in the Heights to be closer to the NYC music scene. The son of a piano player who has toured all over the world, Joe was born to play music. Joe will be rocking onstage tonight with the one and only Bazaar Royale at SOB’s (204 Varick Street) as part of the first Ghetto Metal event of the year. The headliners for tonight’s show are Idle Warship, which is made up of the seriously lyrical Talib Kweli and soul songstress Res. This is one show you don’t want to miss. See you there.
I had the pleasure to sit with Joe on a very frigid afternoon and ask him some questions. Check out his very honest and candid answers below. Enjoy!
Q. What instruments do you play?
A. I play the piano and the drums.
Q. What makes the piano cool?
A. My dad makes the piano cool. He has been playing for 30 years, all over the world.
Q. What makes the drums cool?
A. “ME” hah
Q.Where does your love for music come from?
A. Ive been playing from the minute I had a drum set. Music is life. To me it is a vibration, caused by an action which triggers a reaction, just like life.
Q.Where have you played?
A. All over the place. My favorite place is called “Vegas Boulevard”, my buddies and I go there and jam. The owner is cool as sh*t.
Q.Who has been unforgettable to play with?
A. Bizarre is great, totally unforgettable. But a bunch of people I’ve played with are amazing. I’ve played a lot of concerts in my time and still continue to play.
Q. How do you feel about the music scene here in NYC?
A. It is everything I ever dreamed of. It’s the reason why everybody comes to NY. I love it here.
Click here for more info on tonight’s show.
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