New Series For BC Musician Magazine

Here is a new series I am working on for BC Musician Magazine that talks to musicians who teach music. The past 2 years I have been working as a full time 1 on 1 drum teacher and it has hugely rewarding and fascinating. Already I can see how the teaching practice is constantly evolving […]

BC Drummers Part 3

Here is the third installment of a series I wrote for BC Musician Magazine. I talk to two BC drummers who have toured BC.  In this article we talk to Anju Singh and Nick Yacyshyn.

BC Drummers Part 2

Here is the second instalment of BC Drummers for BC Musician Magazine. This article talks to folk/rock/country drummers Rad Juli and Leon Power. These hardworking drummers tour BC on a regular basis and have worked with many artists over the years.  

E.S.L. Heart Contact EP Release on Coax Records

E.S.L. is back with a new ep out on Coax Records. We will be doing a short tour to celebrate our new release. This album features songs in 5 languages (English, French, Polish, Spanish and German), a song written by Geoff Berner and Dan Mangan getting down on our song Superbaked!  

We’re Making A Band: A Study In Movement

Justine Chambers residency at The Dance Centre has given time for some research. In this project, drummer Ben Brown and Justine collaborate to do a study on the movement of drumming. Mili Hong and myself are the drummers and dancers Ashley Whitehead and Kevin Li examine the way we move as we drum.  

BC Drummers Part 1

Here is a new series of articles I am writing for BC Musician Magazine. It features 2 drummers (1 female, 1 male) in a genre. This first article talks to jazz and experimental drummers Mili Hong and Ben Brown. I had the opportunity to work with both of these drummers on a project called “We’re […]

Fortresses Cassette Release

Super stoked to be announcing a new project that I have started called Fortresses. We are a Vancouver based psych post punk project with the super dream team of Ora Cogan on synth and vocals and Matt Duiry from Summering on guitar.  We accidentally became a band after Ora Cogan asked Matt and I to […]

Second Instrument Builder Article in BC Musician Magazine

Here is the second installment of articles written about local BC builders. In this one we talk to J. Romero Banjo Co, Klemm Drums and Mountain Fruit Folklore Center.    

BC Instrument Builders Articles in BC Musician Magazine

It has been a lot of fun to work on this 3 part series for BC Musician Magazine. There are many talented builders that are working locally to produce quality instruments. This first article is about my dad, Bill Machuga, who not only was the person who taught me how to play drums, but also […]

Mind Of A Snail and Emily Rose Nyberg House Show

Parker House Productions and Small Room Series present an evening of shadow puppets and music.   Mind Of A Snail present Shadows and Sound: Inside Outlet Emily Rose Byberg   Saturday Nov 29 Doors at 6pm, show finished at 9pm Free and all ages 1715 Parker Street (corner of Commercial and Parker, above Dream Designs) Unfortunately […]