In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women”, we’re catching up with Suzy Starlite, bassist, musician, and songwriter. Suzy and her husband, Simon Campbell, run their own independent record label and semi-mobile studio based in Portugal.
The REO Brothers just dropped another incredible video featuring a combo of tunes by The Beatles. Ralph Otic and the brothers start off with “Come Together” before transitioning to “Don’t Let Me Down”.
The Mars Volta is back. For the first time in more than a decade, the group has released a new single and announced a tour. What’s more, the single features the return of original bassist Eva Gardner.
The Brown’stone is back, friends and neighbors! And this week, Rich Brown shares a great lesson all about making the most of your pentatonic scales.
Ever since the Tedeschi Trucks Band dropped Episode I of their “I Am The Moon” project, I’ve been looking forward to the next installment. Episode II debuted last night, with Brandon Boone holding down the low end on seven tunes.
Former Kreator bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler has a new gig. The thrash metal hero has joined the supergroup Bonded, which also features ex-Sodom guitarist Bernemann Kost.
Spector’s NS Dimension Bass Series has gotten a refresh with new color options. The basses now come in Black & Blue and Inferno Red, which have high gloss finishes.
Thomann’s Guitars & Basses recently shared a new “Best of Bass Lines” video by Julia Hofer. In this episode, Julia focuses on Freddie Washington’s excellent bass line on Patrice Rushen’s “Forget Me Nots”, including a transcription.
Violent Femmes have unveiled a new set of tour dates for the fall that will focus on the Midwest and East Coast. The band, featuring the acoustic bass stylings of Brian Ritchie, will kick things off on October 2nd.
This week we’re taking a look at a less-than-traditional design with this Egilegor Basses Bidai, with its wide 7-string neck headless multi-scale design.
Scary Pockets took Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” and made it their own. The funky cover was made with the help of guest vocalist Ben Barnes, along with Nick Campbell on bass, Abe Laboriel Jr. on drums and background vocals.
Esperanza Spalding has announced a set of tour dates for July that will see her collaborating with choreographer, dancer, and director Antonio Brown. Spread across the U.S., the concerts will pull from the last few of her albums.