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  • Adam Nitti Releases “Out of This World”

    Adam Nitti Releases “Out of This World”

    Sometimes you get the feeling that really great bass players might be aliens, and that may be the case with Adam Nitti. He’s just released Not of This World, an album that features jazz, funk, blues and rock songs tied together by the bassist’s astronomical playing. While his playing is consistently on point, his focus... »

  • Ryan Madora’s Band Releases Debut Album

    Ryan Madora’s Band Releases Debut Album

    No Treble columnist Ryan Madora has released her debut album with her Nashville-based instrumental trio, The Interludes. The self-titled album melds the feel and groove of bands like Booker T. & the MG’s with the exploratory qualities of groups like Medeski, Martin and Wood. The trio, featuring Billy Nobel on keyboards, and Lynn Williams on... »

  • Damian Erskine Releases “Within Sight”

    Damian Erskine Releases “Within Sight”

    Damian Erskine has released, Within Sight, an album that explores the boundaries of the bass in jazz fusion. The long-awaited followup to 2010’s So To Speak features the bassist’s unique voice on nine original compositions that vary in tone and texture for an intriguing listen. “This album is my attempt to put it all out... »

  • The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium Show Released on Video

    The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium Show Released on Video

    The first official video release of a 1982 Shea Stadium show by The Who has arrived on DVD and Blu-ray. Featuring restored video and newly mixed sound, the concert shows a band in its last days with its second drummer Kenney Jones. The tour promoted the band’s album It’s Hard, and would be its last... »

  • Refused’s Comeback Album Has Arrived

    Refused’s Comeback Album Has Arrived

    Swedish hardcore punk band Refused has released its first album in almost 20 years, Freedom. The record features one of its original bassists, Magnus Flagge, who was tapped to play with the band for its reunion shows in 2012. Refused was known for its revolving door on bass, having featured 13 bassists during the band’s... »

  • Bill Wyman Releases First Solo Album in Three Decades

    Bill Wyman Releases First Solo Album in Three Decades

    It’s been a while since former bassist for The Rolling Stones released a solo album. About 33 years, really. The album, which features a stripped-down sound and nods to influences like Leonard Cohen and JJ Cale, came about after Bill Wyman realized he had a cache of unreleased songs, three of which he decided to... »

  • Weather Report’s “Sweetnighter” Gets Limited-Edition Vinyl Release

    Weather Report’s “Sweetnighter” Gets Limited-Edition Vinyl Release

    Weather Report’s 1973 album, Sweetnighter, has been released in a 180-gram vinyl audiophile limited edition. The record, the legendary jazz fusion group’s fourth, features two bassists — founding bassist Miroslav Vitous (who handles both acoustic and electric bass here, on what would be his last album as the group’s principal bassist) and multi-instrumentalist Andrew White... »

  • Bikini Kill Reissue Includes Music Previously Unreleased on CD

    Bikini Kill Reissue Includes Music Previously Unreleased on CD

    Bikini Kill, a band at the heart of the 1990s riot grrrl movement, has reissued The First Two Records, which combines the band’s self-titled six-song EP and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah record into one package. Part of the latter record featuring founding bassist Kathi Wilcox, was actually half of an UK album the band shared... »

  • Unusual Version of David Lee Roth’s Debut Solo Album Reissued

    Unusual Version of David Lee Roth’s Debut Solo Album Reissued

    Did you miss the Spanish version of David Lee Roth’s Eat ’Em and Smile album back in in 1986? Or you didn’t know it existed at all? Don’t worry. Most people don’t know about it. But now, the album, titled Sonrisa Salvaje, is available again on CD, and this time, it’s the remastered version. The... »

  • The Aristocrats Show What They’ve Learned on “Tres Caballeros”

    The Aristocrats Show What They’ve Learned on “Tres Caballeros”

    Instrumental rock/fusion trio The Aristocrats’ third studio album, Tres Caballeros, reveals a young band of pros, who have learned a great deal in the band’s four years together. Here’s a few ways information manifested itself for Tres Caballeros, according to guitarist Guthrie Govan: “The decision to road-test our new material in front of a live... »