Recycled Percussion


The strains of Styx's "Renegade" wash over a darkened auditorium. A complicated rhythm fires up, subtly at first, then grows to a thunderous roll. But even as the curtain rises, it isn't clear where the sound is coming from—until the audience looks up. Hanging upside down, four tattooed young men create interwoven rhythms on homemade drums made from plastic barrels and duct tape. Recycled Percussion's stage show has begun.

Since coming in third place on America's Got Talent in 2010, Recycled Percussion continues to keep their sound as fresh as when founder Justin Spencer formed the group as a New Hampshire high-schooler. And when the quartet says "recycled," they mean it: banging on such reimagined instruments as the washing machine, the stepladder, the chainsaw, and the human body, the band reinterprets heavy metal, punk, pop, and hip-hop hits into a style they simply call "junk rock."

  • Where: Saxe Theater
  • General admission
  • Door time: 5 p.m.
    Ticket options
  • $25 for one child's ticket (up to $51.68 value)
  • $35 for one adult ticket (up to $73.68 value)
  • $99 for a family pack of four tickets (up to $294.72 value)