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  • Alex Lofoco Releases Debut Solo Album, “Beyond”

    Alex Lofoco Releases Debut Solo Album, “Beyond”

    Italian-born, London-based bassist Alex Lofoco has just released his debut album, Beyond, although you wouldn’t know it’s his first solo album from the music. Sometimes biting and sometimes intimate, the intricate music brings lots of influences and was created with an A-list team of musicians. “The album is a mix of fusion rock, jazz, progressive,... »

  • Juraj Griglák & Company Live Album Now Available

    Juraj Griglák & Company Live Album Now Available

    Bassist Juraj Griglák has released a new live CD with a killer band. Juraj Griglák & Company Live features Bobby Sparks, Poogie Bell, and Chris Hemingway performing five of the bass player’s songs from a May 2015 concert at Barmuseum in Martin, Slovakia. “I listened to a recording from a concert in Martin and I... »

  • Bass Battle Branches Out with “Electric Play”

    Bass Battle Branches Out with “Electric Play”

    Bass Battle, aka Bogdan Diaconeasa, has released a new album, but this one is a little different from his previous efforts. While it still has some killer bass on it, Electric Play focuses on the guitar. “Guys, for some of you, this new release could sound a little bit paradoxical, a project called Bass Battle... »

  • Bassists Alliance Teams Up For “Crush”

    Bassists Alliance Teams Up For “Crush”

    If you’ve felt the ground rumbling late, it’s probably because bassists from all over the world have teamed up for the Bassists Alliance. The project, which features thirteen bassists and one drummer, has released their debut album, Crush. Formed by Alberto Rigoni and Six Feet Under bassist Jeff Hughell, the group’s new album is as... »

  • Sleep Expands 2018 Tour Dates

    Sleep Expands 2018 Tour Dates

    Doom metal legends Sleep expanded their 2018 tour dates with a new handful of concerts in January. The trio, which is anchored by the mighty Al Cisneros, will be visiting Utah, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas in addition to their previously announced spring shows. In other news, the band spent part of this past year working... »

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  • Royal Blood Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

    Royal Blood Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

    Bass and drum duo Royal Blood have announced they’ll be coming to the U.S. for a headlining tour in 2018. Fronted by bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr, the band will be hitting the road in support of their latest album, How Did We Get This Dark? The tour kicks off in Brooklyn, New York before heading to... »

  • The Levin Brothers Announce Live Album, Tour Dates

    The Levin Brothers Announce Live Album, Tour Dates

    Tony Levin and his brother Pete have followed up their debut album with a new live release, entitled Special Delivery. Produced three years after the Levin Brothers’ self-titled debut, the new album captures the duo along with saxophonist Erik Lawrence and drummer Jeff Siegel during their 2017 tour. The quartet tackles mostly original tunes penned... »

  • Phil Lesh and Bob Weir Announce Duo Tour

    Phil Lesh and Bob Weir Announce Duo Tour

    Grateful Dead fans have one more reason to be grateful: bassist Phil Lesh and guitarist Bob Weir have announced a duo tour. The trek, which will be their first ever duo run, will take place with multiple night engagements in New York City, Boston, and Chicago during March. “I guess it was last summer, Phil... »

  • Raymond Elgar’s Books On Double Bass Republished

    Raymond Elgar’s Books On Double Bass Republished

    If you’re interested in the history of the double bass, you may want to check out Stephen Street’s new republished editions of three books by Raymond Elgar: Introduction to the Double Bass, More About the Double Bass, and Looking At The Double Bass. Originally published in the 1960s, the books chronicle the double bass in... »

  • “On Air” Compiles Early Rolling Stones Recordings

    “On Air” Compiles Early Rolling Stones Recordings

    Listen up, Rolling Stones fans: the legendary rock band has put out a new compilation album called On Air. The 18-song collection brings together live and studio performances from various BBC shows between 1963 and 1965, during which time Bill Wyman was starting to produce some of his most iconic bass lines. Tracks include takes... »