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Joey Scale / Press

“Joey Scale, a one-man percussive maelstrom; a cerebrally-pointillistic performer who took Beale Street Tavern by surprise one Sunday night in August. (Joey) moves over the kit with that slow-mo, no-effort motion that all experts seem to have. Then he’ll burst out with a furious fill or a splash attack; then follow that with a beat change-up that completely reinterprets the piece he’s playing. And that’s how he touches base with your favorite genre at some point in the performance – rock, alt-rock, punk, funk, jazz, whatever – a quick change-up that surprises you with a familiar hook amongst the improvisation, nailed down with an almost-lazily performed precision. It’s heart-warmingly weird, this approach, and should you catch it, you’ll most certainly hear something you like. ”

“Joey’s a one-man-band on drums and samplers. It’s really cool to see one person play all that music at once. I didn’t know that drummers could play music by themselves.”

Christie C. (Austin, TX)

“Some of the coolest percussion music I've heard in a long time.”

George Z. (Houston, TX)

“Intense and skillful playing!”

Omar K. (Austin, TX)