The International Society of Bassists will be holding their biennial bass convention virtually this year from June 8th through the 12th. The bass-filled event will have over 150 concerts, lectures, and masterclasses for attendees.
It has been quite a while since we’ve seen a video by Alessio Tori (AKA ato71), who has impressed us over the years with his bass cover videos. He’s back, and he’s taking on the great Tears for Fears tune, “Woman In Chains”.
Dumpstaphunk has returned with their fourth studio album, “Where Do We Go From Here”, which also marks their first full-length in seven years. The band is anchored by two bassists: Tony Hall and Nick Daniels. Together, they lay down some serious grooves.
Great artists undergo evolution. They study, create, establish themselves as an artistic force, and then re-envision what their art could be. Esperanza Spalding is one of these artists.
Abstract Logix has some of the coolest videos, like this one. Oz Noy, Dave Weckl, James Genus, David Kikoski, and Brian Charette perform “Boom Boo Boom”, which is from Noy’s 2020 album, “Snapdragon”. What a killer band!
Elrick Bass Guitars has announced that they’ve added Sassafras to their line of available body woods. They describe it as an excellent alternative to swamp ash due to its open grain, soft texture, and light brown color.
Ashdown Engineering has partnered with Two Notes Audio Engineering to launch a new range of DynIR (Dynamic Impulse Response) virtual cabinets. It includes six of the company’s cabs.
It seems that with each new video, Leonid Vorobyev’s band, Leonid & Friends, raises the bar. In this one, they did it again. Here’s their performance of “The Speck of Dust”, with the band backed by a symphony orchestra.
Primus has once again announced dates for their “A Tribute To Kings” tour, which will feature Les Claypool and the band performing Rush’s “A Farewell to Kings”. The trek has been rescheduled several times, but Claypool says this time looks promising.
Meet Brian Guy Kelly, a bassist from Aston, Pennsylvania who is on a mission to help people chill via his music. Brian is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…
This week’s Berklee Bass Department webinar will feature heroes of the fretless bass. Guests will include Tony Franklin, Percy Jones, Gary Willis, Steve DiGiorgio, Alain Caron, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael Manring, and Mark Egan.
Ryan Madora is back with a new lesson, and this is a great one. In this clip, Ryan walks through how to play the great James Jamerson bass line to “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by The Four Tops.