My friend D.J. played a show with his band, “The Rick Beerhorst Band” at (or rather, on) the Wealthy Street Theatre in Grand Rapids the other day. D.J. Rocks one of the prototype Jouer drums. It’s ugly, but it sounds pretty solid (and I think that D.J. prefers it to be kind of messy/ homemade-looking anyways).
I got to see them play for a few minutes, until the show got shut down by the calling of the police. Apparently, it was causing a bit of a hazard as the cars drove by and slowed down/stopped to gawk at the folks playing a show on top of the marquis.