3 O’Clock Rock teaches kids, and occasionally adults, how to rock

It’s early evening, but time seems irrelevant in 3 O’Clock Rock’s cluttered basement practice space nestled in the belly of downtown Oakland. Instructor Donn Spindt is leading a student through the steps of proper snare drum maintenance. He’s paused the tuning of a snare drum to share a story. “Well, at one gig we decided to pour lighter fluid all over the cymbals, so they were on fire while I was playing,” a beaming Spindt exclaims from the couch. “I was surrounded in flames. At the end of the show, we doused the snare drum; it made the most amazing [...]

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