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  • Killing Joke Releases “Pylon”

    Killing Joke Releases “Pylon”

    Killing Joke’s 16th studio album, Pylon, has arrived. The record, featuring Martin “Youth” Glover on bass was co-produced by Tom Dalgety, known for his recent work with Royal Blood. “This is the third in a triptych of albums, Absolute Dissent, MMXII and now Pylon…,” said Youth, who is also well-known for his production work. “Heavy... »

  • Mike Gordon Announces Winter Tour Dates

    Mike Gordon Announces Winter Tour Dates

    Phish’s Mike Gordon will be embarking on another solo tour this winter focusing on the western half of the U.S. The trek kicks off off in Austin, Texas on January 22nd, 2016 before snaking its way through Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and ending up in Colorado. Gordon’s band will include longtime collaborators Scott Murawski... »

  • Jon Burr Quintet Releases “Very Good Year”

    Jon Burr Quintet Releases “Very Good Year”

    Jazz double bassist Jon Burr and his eponymous quintet have released the hard bop album Very Good Year. The record from the group led by Burr (Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer, Stephane Grappelli, Tony Bennett, The Manhattan Jazz Quintet) is getting great notices, with Jazz Inside magazine saying, “Jon Burr is a... »

  • Ugly Kid Joe Releases First Full-Length Studio Album Since 1996

    Ugly Kid Joe Releases First Full-Length Studio Album Since 1996

    Ugly Kid Joe has released its first full-length album in 19 years: Uglier Than They Used Ta Be. The record, featuring bassist Cordell Crockett, who has been with the band throughout all incarnations since 1991, was completely crowdfunded in a few weeks earlier this year. The band is most well known for its early 1990s... »

  • Classical Bassist Niek de Groot Plays “The Sonatas”

    Classical Bassist Niek de Groot Plays “The Sonatas”

    Leading classical double bassist Niek de Groot has joined with pianist Catherine Klipfel to release The Sonatas, featuring performances of works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Paul Hindemith and Pēteris Vasks. The album also includes de Groot’s arrangement of Johannes Brahms’ Sonata for piano and cello in E minor, op.38. deGroot, a senior professor at Folkwang University... »

  • King Crimson Issues Massive THRAK Limited Edition

    King Crimson Issues Massive THRAK Limited Edition

    King Crimson’s new 16-disc box set of music assembles everything a fan could want from the band’s mid-1990s output. The THRAK limited edition, with the great and prolific Tony Levin (also known for his work with Peter Gabriel and session expertise on more than 500 records) on bass, combines DVD/Blu-ray and audio content. The set... »

  • Hal Leonard Book Promises Easy Way to Learn Bass

    Hal Leonard Book Promises Easy Way to Learn Bass

    Are you a bass enthusiast, but not a bass player? You might be able to change that. Hal Leonard Corp. has released the book Teach Yourself to Play Bass: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners. As it notes on the cover, you don’t even need to read music to start. The book instructs using... »

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  • Finsbury Park Rage Against the Machine Concert Available on DVD

    Finsbury Park Rage Against the Machine Concert Available on DVD

    A standout Rage Against the Machine concert, previously available only in a box set, has been released on DVD. Live at Finsbury Park documents the June 2010 show the band promised to perform in response to a couple’s successful campaign to make its 1992 hit “Killing in the Name” the 2009 No. 1 Christmas single... »

  • Stryper Releases “Fallen”

    Stryper Releases “Fallen”

    Christian metal band Stryper has released its latest album, Fallen. The album is considered the follow up to 2013’s No More Hell to Pay, and features longtime member Tim Gaines on bass. While the record includes plenty of original work, it also features the band’s take on Black Sabbath’s “After Forever.” Check out the video... »

  • 1983 Joni Mitchell Concert in Japan Gets Official Release

    1983 Joni Mitchell Concert in Japan Gets Official Release

    A concert on the Japanese leg of Joni Mitchell’s 1983 Refuge World Tour supporting her 1982 album Wild Things Run Fast has been officially released as A Woman in the East. The show, performed at the famed Nippon Budokan Hall, was broadcast live on FM radio and showcased Mitchell and her band, which included bassist... »