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  • The Wood Brothers Announce Fall Tour Dates

    The Wood Brothers Announce Fall Tour Dates

    After spending the summer on the festival circuit, The Wood Brothers have announced their own tour that will stretch from September through October. The Americana folk group will kick off their trek at the WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama and spend the two-month outing focusing on the Southeast and Midwest United States. The Wood Brothers... »

  • Phish Reveal Fall Tour Dates

    Phish Reveal Fall Tour Dates

    Phish is continuing their tour in support of their latest release, Fuego, which dropped in June. Their fall tour dates will take them to the West Coast starting in Eugene, Oregon at the Matthew Knight Arena. The outing will also include dates in Washington, Nevada, and California with 3-night residencies at the Bill Graham Civic... »

  • Mr. Big Says New Album Set for a September Release

    Mr. Big Says New Album Set for a September Release

    Mr. Big has kept the reunion of its original lineup going and announced it will release a new album in September. Featuring Billy Sheehan on bass, the new album, …The Stories We Could Tell, debuts on September 23. The rest of the classic Mr. Big lineup — the one that produced the band’s massive early... »

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  • Simon Phillips Releases “Protocol II”, Featuring Ernest Tibbs

    Simon Phillips Releases “Protocol II”, Featuring Ernest Tibbs

    Famed drummer Simon Phillips, known for his work as both a session player and in Toto, has released his first solo project in 14 years — the jazz/rock/fusion instrumental , featuring Ernest Tibbs on bass. Tibbs is a renowned session player (David Benoit, David Garfield, Pat Kelley and Kevin Toney) who also teaches at the... »

  • George Mraz Featured on “A Touch of Radiance”

    George Mraz Featured on “A Touch of Radiance”

    Double bassist George Mraz, known for his work with a slew of jazz greats (Oscar Peterson, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, and Carmen McRae, just to name a few) has lent his talents to pianist Yelena Eckemoff’s latest, . The album, which is attributed to the Yelena Eckemoff Quartet, is... »

  • MonoNeon Envisions John Cage on Soul Train

    MonoNeon Envisions John Cage on Soul Train

    Ever thought about what it would have been like if avant-garde composer John Cage had performed on the funkiest show on TV back in the 1970s? Well bassist/experimental composer Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. has. And he, with the help of microtonal guitarist and composer, Michael Vick, has created a 5-track EP called, appropriately enough, John... »

  • SOJA Releases “Amid the Noise and Haste”

    SOJA Releases “Amid the Noise and Haste”

    D.C.-based reggae band SOJA has released its sixth album, . Featuring bassist/vocalist Bobby Lee, SOJA’s latest is the followup to its most successful record, 2012’s Strength to Survive. The record features not only the work of Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Eminem) but also guest appearances by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Michael... »

  • Spoon Returns with First Album in Four Years, “They Want My Soul”

    Spoon Returns with First Album in Four Years, “They Want My Soul”

    Spoon’s eighth album, , is the band’s first in four years. It also marks the Texas band’s shift from an indie label (Merge) to a major (Loma Vista, an imprint of Universal Music Group) and the addition of a new member — Alex Fischel on guitar and keyboards. During that four-year hiatus, bassist Rob Pope... »

  • Saxman Gerald Albright Shows Off Bass Chops on “Slam Dunk”

    Saxman Gerald Albright Shows Off Bass Chops on “Slam Dunk”

    Gerald Albright is well-known as a jazz saxophonist, but on his latest album, , he’s also revealing to the world his abilities as a bassist. “A lot of people don’t know that I play bass, flute and some of the other instruments… so we decided to make it – no pun intended – a slam... »

  • Dirty Loops Announces North American Tour

    Dirty Loops Announces North American Tour

    If you’re like us, you’ve been patiently waiting for Dirty Loops to tour North America. The wait is finally over. Anchored by bassist Henrik Linder, the Swedish trio will kick off a 20-date North American outing at Irving Plaza in New York City on October 21st. From there they will cover the Northeast including a... »