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Archive for September 2019

What’s the Trick to Slap Bass?
Ask Damian Erskine

What’s the Trick to Slap Bass?

This week’s “Ask Damian” column focuses on the subject of slap bass - in two parts. First, the basics, and second, the rhythm patterns. Damian expands on this to explore learning all styles in this new column.

Sofia Rei & Jorge Roeder: Callejon de un Solo Caño
Bass Videos

Sofia Rei & Jorge Roeder: Callejon de un Solo Caño

Jorge Roeder is an amazing jazz bassist in New York City, but he still has a love for the music from his native Peru. Here’s an incredible clip of him performing “Callejon de un Solo Caño” with vocalist Sofia Rei.

Tim Lefebvre and Whose Hat Is This? Announce New Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Tim Lefebvre and Whose Hat Is This? Announce New Tour Dates

After being forced to cancel their December tour, the electrifying improv quartet Whose Hat Is This? (with Tim Lefebvre) has announced a new set of dates. The outing is scheduled for November with performances along the East Coast.

Scary Pockets: Bring it on Home to Me
Bass Videos

Scary Pockets: Bring it on Home to Me

Scary Pockets shared this incredible cover of the great Sam Cooke tune, “Bring It on Home to Me,” with guest vocalists Joshua Radin and Hunter. Bassist Joe Ayoub lays down a soulful groove behind the group on this one.

Dug Pinnick and KXM Release “Circle of Dolls”
New Albums

Dug Pinnick and KXM Release “Circle of Dolls”

The trio KXM has returned with a new album called “Circle of Dolls,” which marks the supergroup’s third album. The band features Dug Pinnick of King’s X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars, and Ray Luzier of Korn on drums.

Bass of the Week: K. Butler Guitars Mod Shop Edition Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: K. Butler Guitars Mod Shop Edition Bass

This week we’re checking out a Mod Shop Edition bass from K. Butler Guitars. The eye-catching bass has a basswood body finished in Sea Blu with a striking tiger stripe pickguard. Butler says the bass has a great sound, too.

YYNOT: Open Book
Bass Videos

YYNOT: Open Book

YYNOT is set to release their sophomore album, “Resonance” on September 19th. Luckily for us, Tim Starace and the band have released another single. “Open Book” once again shows the great writing and performance chops from the group.

Robbie Crane Anchors New Black Star Riders Album
New Albums

Robbie Crane Anchors New Black Star Riders Album

The Black Star Riders have returned with their fourth studio album, entitled “Another State of Grace.” The band, which began as a spin-off from Thin Lizzy’s touring band, once again sees former RATT bassist Robbie Crane holding down the low end.

BITE Guitars Launches with Configurable Bass Models
Basses

BITE Guitars Launches with Configurable Bass Models

BITE Guitars is a new startup manufacturing company based in Austria that focuses on building individualized basses with what they call “guitar building 4.0.”

Mabuta: Log Out Shut Down
Bass Videos

Mabuta: Log Out Shut Down

Mabuta is a group that mixes jazz with elements of electronica and afro-pop for a fresh sound. Led by bassist Shane Cooper, the band recently hit the studio to make a video for a track from their debut album. Cooper’s tone is on point!