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  • Snarky Puppy: Shofukan (Live)

    Snarky Puppy: Shofukan (Live)

    Back in 2014, Snarky Puppy released We Like It Here. Here’s a live performance of one of the songs on that album, entitled “Shofukan,” which as always features band leader Michael League on bass. As we shared when the album was released, the album was recorded live in Kytopia Studios in Utrecht, Holland from Oct.... »

  • Forq: Fenix

    Forq: Fenix

    Forq has a new single from their latest album, Thrēq. The band offers up a new sound on this one, which as always features Michael League on bass. Thrēq is . »

  • Forq: Cowabunghole

    Forq: Cowabunghole

    Forq’s next album, Thrēq, is releasing on August 4th. The band recently shared their next video in anticipation of the release. Once again, Michael League handles the low end – and the bass faces. »

  • Forq: Taizo

    Forq: Taizo

    Forq’s new album, Thrēq, is coming next month, and the band has just released this single. “Taizo” features one epic intro by Michael League, and some killer playing throughout. We can’t wait for the album to drop! »

  • FORQ: 635 South

    FORQ: 635 South

    Michael League is one busy bassist. FORQ – the band consisting of the Snarky Puppy bassist/founder, along with Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Rudder keyboardist Henry Hey, and drummer Jason “JT” Thomas – has just released another video featuring a tune from their album, . “635 South” was written by Thomas. »

  • Bokanté: O La

    Bokanté: O La

    Bokanté’s debut album is coming next month, and the band has just shared another video to preview the project. As we said in the last video, Bokanté is a new band and experiment by Snarky Puppy founder and GroundUP Music creator Michael League. For the most part, League plays baritone guitar in this group, but... »

  • FORQ: Ultraviolet

    FORQ: Ultraviolet

    FORQ released their sophomore album, in April. The band, which includes Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League, Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Rudder keyboardist Henry Hey, and drummer Jason “JT” Thomas, just shared the video for the track “Ultraviolet.” The musical ties in this band are strong. “I met Chris McQueen the summer before our first... »

  • Snarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: Grown Folks

    Snarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: Grown Folks

    Although this is a fan-shot video, it’s too good to pass up. Snarky Puppy and Esperanza Spalding both performed at the GroundUP Festival earlier this year. Spalding joined Michael League and the crew for their song “Grown Folks” from . The bassists trade off on playing the bass line with Spalding taking an unbelievable vocal... »

  • Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Live)

    Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Live)

    The first time we featured Snarky Puppy was back in 2011, with their video for “Skate U.” Here’s the Michael League and the band performing that tune live at Jam Cruise 14, in January 2016. »

  • Snarky Puppy Announces European Tour with Special Guests

    Snarky Puppy Announces European Tour with Special Guests

    Snarky Puppy has announced an extensive tour of Europe that will take the band across the continent from April to June. The band, led by bassist Michael League, will kick things off in Budapest, Hungary on April 20th and eventually wrap things up on June 7th in Eindhoven, Netherlands. They’ll be joined by several of... »