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  • Vulfpeck: Hero Town

    Vulfpeck: Hero Town

    To say I’m pumped about the upcoming Vulfpeck album would be an understatement. The band has released another video featuring a song from Mr. Finish Line, entitled “Hero Town.” Michael Bland guests (masterfully) on drums, with Joe Dart handling the bass, as always. The album is available for pre-order from Vulfpeck’s website. »

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  • Buster Williams Featured on Eddie Daniels/Roger Kellaway Recording, “Just Friends”

    Buster Williams Featured on Eddie Daniels/Roger Kellaway Recording, “Just Friends”

    Resonance Records has unearthed another incredible performance with Just Friends: Live at the Village Vanguard by Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway. Recorded at the famed New York City jazz club in 1988, the never-before-heard recording was captured by label founder George Klabin during a week-long run. “I just placed the mic on the table facing... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Unveils New Volume Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Unveils New Volume Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix has released a new Volume Pedal featuring two impedance options for maximum compatibility with instruments. “With selectable 25K or 250K impedances, the Volume Pedal is well suited for both active and passive pickup-equipped guitars and basses as well as keyboards, other electronic instruments and line level signals,” the company writes. Housed in a rugged... »

  • Nate Wood: Better If You Try

    Nate Wood: Better If You Try

    Nate Wood always impresses us with his videos from his “fOUR” project. The multi-instrumentalist produces some incredible music, simultaneously handling the bass, drums, and keys. And this time around, he adds vocals to the mix. All. At. Once. Here’s his latest entry in the series, with the tune, “Better If You Try.” »

  • Spinal Tap: The Big Black Book Now Available

    Spinal Tap: The Big Black Book Now Available

    Wallace Fairfax has published a new book called Spinal Tap: The Big Black Book. In the words of Nigel Tufnel, “It’s like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None … more black.” The 128-page book documents the band and the rockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap, that launched them into... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Nick Movshon

    Bass Players To Know: Nick Movshon

    If you’ve been to a wedding in the past five years, either as a guest or a band member, there’s a good chance you’ve heard or played a handful of Bruno Mars and Amy Winehouse hits. Producer Mark Ronson is the mastermind behind many of these now-standard-repertoire tunes such as “Valerie” and “Locked Out Of... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #3 – Slap Groove

    Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #3 – Slap Groove

    Here’s episode #3 of Stuart Clayton’s popular “Bass Lick of the Week” series. In this episode, Stuart offers up a slap bass groove in the style of Marcus Miller. He even performs it on a Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass. Stuart has the transcription available on his Bassline Publishing site. (To access these files, just... »

  • Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Beneath The Bassline Documentary Coming Soon

    Bassists will be getting their due in a new documentary called Beneath The Bassline. Directed by Nick Wells, the film features loads of interview time with some of the greatest bass players in the world. Wells traveled to Fodera Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, and Aguilar Amplification in New York to get the scoop on gear and... »

  • The Blood of Gods: An Interview With Beefcake The Mighty

    The Blood of Gods: An Interview With Beefcake The Mighty

    Prepare yourselves, you puny humans. Gwar is making their triumphant return on October 20th with The Blood of Gods, an 11-track album chronicling the band’s history of war against the creatures of Earth. If you’ve never seen the Richmond, Virginia-based band, their on-stage antics may come as a shock. The group portrays an elite fighting... »

  • Jason Kishander: Run for Cover

    Jason Kishander: Run for Cover

    No Treble reader Jason Kishander sent us this video of him covering the Marcus Miller tune, “Run for Cover.” He told us this version was arranged “by the awesome talented prodigy Yohan Kim.” »