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  • Carvin Audio To Cease Operations

    Carvin Audio To Cease Operations

    Carvin Audio and Amplifiers has announced they will closing up shop. The company, which creates bass and guitar amps as well as pro audio, has been in business for over seven decades. They made an announcement via their Facebook page. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the Carvin Audio factory will... »

  • Living Colour Announces U.S. Tour

    Living Colour Announces U.S. Tour

    Living Colour has announced a month-long tour in support of their brand new album, Shade. The “Shade in the U.S.A.” tour kicks off October 12th in New Hope, Pennsylvania before traveling up and down the East Coast, reaching as far south as Florida. Their trek is slated to wrap up November 9th at the City... »

  • Christian McBride Big Band Releases “Bringin’ It”

    Christian McBride Big Band Releases “Bringin’ It”

    He started his career as a band leader by Gettin’ To It, but now Christian McBride is Bringin’ It on his new big band album. It’s the famed jazz bassist’s second album with his big band, which has a few new members this go around. The adjustment was a quick one. “These guys know my... »

  • Hot Tuna Head Out For Fall/Winter Tour

    Hot Tuna Head Out For Fall/Winter Tour

    Hot Tuna is ready to hit the road again! The duo of Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen have announced a winter tour that will include acoustic and electric sets across the United States. The run includes several dates with guest guitarist Steve Kimock as well as a performance at Dark Star’s Jamaican Jam in Runaway... »

  • 11-String Bassist Jean Baudin Releases Third Solo Album, “2600”

    11-String Bassist Jean Baudin Releases Third Solo Album, “2600”

    Extended range bassist Jean Baudin has released his third solo bass album, entitled 2600. The bassist recorded the entire 27-track album using only his 11-string Kenneth Lawrence bass and a pedalboard. “Having recorded my previous two solo ‘bass’ albums with a strict set of boundaries (no overdubs or edits), I wanted to try something different... »

  • Mastodon Releases “Cold Dark Place” EP

    Mastodon Releases “Cold Dark Place” EP

    Hot on the heels of Emperor of Sand, Mastodon has returned with a new EP entitled Cold Dark Place. Anchored by bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders, the four-song album is compiled from previously unreleased tracks. Three of the four songs are from the album were recorded during the sessions for 2014’s Once More ’Round the Sun while... »

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  • Etienne M’Bappe Anchors New John McLaughlin Live Album

    Etienne M’Bappe Anchors New John McLaughlin Live Album

    In March of 2017, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension played two nights of sold-out shows at the world-renowned London jazz club Ronnie Scott’s. It was a special occasion for McLaughlin, whose history with the club goes as far back as the 1960’s when he was a member of the house band. He and his... »

  • Prophets Of Rage, Featuring Tim Commerford, Releases Debut Album

    Prophets Of Rage, Featuring Tim Commerford, Releases Debut Album

    Last year, fans of heavy music that grooves were elated at the formation of Prophets of Rage. The rap-rock supergroup includes three members of Rage Against the Machine (guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilks, and bassist Tim Commerford), two members of Public Enemy (DJ Lord and Chuck D), and one member of Cypress Hill (B-Real).... »

  • The Foo Fighters Return with “Concrete And Gold”

    The Foo Fighters Return with “Concrete And Gold”

    The Foo Fighters are back with their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold. The album features an eclectic array of styles that came to leader Dave Grohl in a burst of inspiration, standing in stark contrast to 2014’s Sonic Highways. Bassist Nate Mendel holds it all together, no matter the writing arrangements. “It’s really been... »

  • Rob van den Broek Dives Deep in “The Gibson Bass Book”

    Rob van den Broek Dives Deep in “The Gibson Bass Book”

    Rob van den Broek is a bassist and a luthier. He’s also a huge fan of Gibson’s basses, which led him to publish The Gibson Bass Book. The 180-page book documents over 80 Gibson basses and 70 Epiphone basses with more than 400 pictures. The story begins in the late 1930’s with the company’s first... »