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Archive for January 2022

Bass of the Week: Prophecy Instruments PLASMA-4
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Prophecy Instruments PLASMA-4

This week we’re checking out one of the most evocative basses I’ve seen in a while. The Prophecy Instruments PLASMA-4 has an aesthetic design that pulls from both organic and synthetic themes.

The Andy Rothstein Band: Perfect Storm
Bass Videos

The Andy Rothstein Band: Perfect Storm

I’m always excited when our good friend Tony Senatore reaches out with a new video. Here’s one he just sent us of The Andy Rothstein Band performing “Perfect Storm”.

Tower of Power Announces First Major Tour in 2 Years
Concerts & Tours

Tower of Power Announces First Major Tour in 2 Years

Tower of Power has unveiled a new spring tour of the U.S. that marks their first major outing since the beginning of the pandemic. Bassist Marc Van Wageningen, who had filled in for Rocco Prestia through the years, will carry on the tradition.

Weekly Top 10: The Funkiest Note in the World, New Band for Alex Lifeson, Remembering Burke Shelley, Album and Tour News, and New Bass Gear
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: The Funkiest Note in the World, New Band for Alex Lifeson, Remembering Burke Shelley, Album and Tour News, and New Bass Gear

This was a big week for traffic for No Treble, thanks to all of you. This week we posted Charles Berthoud’s latest creative video, shared the news of Alex Lifeson’s new band, Rich Brown shared a new lesson, we remembered Burke Shelley, and more.

VetsAid 2021: Funk #49
Bass Videos

VetsAid 2021: Funk #49

Last month, Joe Walsh joined forces with some heavy hitters in the music industry for his “VetsAid 2021: The Basement Show”. Here’s Walsh with Ringo Starr, Benmont Tench, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, and Russ Kunkel performing “Funk #49”.

MonoNeon Drives the Groove on “Scary Goldings IV”
New Albums

MonoNeon Drives the Groove on “Scary Goldings IV”

We’ve been enjoying the studio videos from Scary Goldings featuring organist Larry Goldings for the past few months, and now the full album is available. “Scary Goldings IV” is a collection of ever-funky grooves with Goldings and an unreal band.

Mastro Valvola Introduces the OFF1 Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Mastro Valvola Introduces the OFF1 Pedal

Mastro Valvola has unveiled a new pedal called the OFF1. The unit combines octave, fuzz, and filter circuits into a stompbox made for “guitar, bass, synth, and any other stuff,” the company states.

Ellen & Hovak Alaverdyan: Don’t Stop The Music (Father & Daughter Duet)
Bass Videos

Ellen & Hovak Alaverdyan: Don’t Stop The Music (Father & Daughter Duet)

Hovak Alaverdyan (Ellen Alaverdyan‘s father) reached out to me with this video, asking me if we’d share it with No Treble readers. In this one, Hovak and Ellen perform their first original tune, “Don’t Stop The Music”.

Metal Tour of the Year Returns for 2022
Concerts & Tours

Metal Tour of the Year Returns for 2022

Metalheads rejoice! Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium, and In Flames have announced a 2022 leg for their “Metal Tour of the Year”. The package’s original dates were in 2020 and postponed until last summer.

Rush’s Alex Lifeson Announces New Band
News

Rush’s Alex Lifeson Announces New Band

Ever since Rush called it quits in 2018, fans have wondered what would be next for its members. Bassist Geddy Lee has been busy writing books, but now it looks like guitarist Alex Lifeson has started a new band.

Derek Frank: Onward (Live at the Baked Potato)
Bass Videos

Derek Frank: Onward (Live at the Baked Potato)

Derek Frank sent us this video he shot at Baked Potato last year, with the band performing “Onward” from his latest album, “Eleven Years Later”. The mix is incredible, as is the performance and tune.

Paul Wolfe Publishes “Bass Guitar in 50 Songs: Module 1”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Paul Wolfe Publishes “Bass Guitar in 50 Songs: Module 1”

Paul Wolfe has expanded his “How To Play Bass” lineup of instructional books with a new volume entitled “Bass Guitar in 50 Songs: Module 1”.