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Wojtek Stanisz & Barrels Cello Quartet: Flahjo
Bass Videos

Wojtek Stanisz & Barrels Cello Quartet: Flahjo

Wojtek Stanisz has a new solo album out. In this video, he’s joined by the Barrels Cello Quartet on “Flahjo,” a stunningly beautiful track from “Szuflandia.”

Primus and Coheed and Cambria Announce Summer Tour
Concerts & Tours

Primus and Coheed and Cambria Announce Summer Tour

Primus is teaming up with Coheed and Cambria for a co-headlining summer tour to see the groups playing 25 shows between June and August. The tour will also have support from Fishbone, Guerilla Toss, and Too Many Zooz.

The Concert of Europe: An Interview with Jonas Hellborg
Interviews

The Concert of Europe: An Interview with Jonas Hellborg

In the 1980s, Jonas Hellborg had a trio with Ginger Baker and Bernie Worrell. Over 30 years later, Hellborg has released an album by the group, “The Concert of Europe.” We caught up with him to get the scoop in this interview.

Divinity Roxx: NPR Tiny Desk Audition 2024
Bass Videos

Divinity Roxx: NPR Tiny Desk Audition 2024

Divinity Roxx shared this video as her NPR Tiny Desk audition for 2024, and we’re pulling for her. Joined by drummer Granville Mullings, Jr. and guitarist Wes Mingus, Divinity brings some real energy to this submission.

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2024)
Top Ten

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2024)

Here’s your monthly playlist, full of all kinds of bass goodness. This list is comprised of the top 10 reader-favorite videos for the month of January 2024.

ESP Announces the LTD Signature Series Mike Leon MLB-4
Basses

ESP Announces the LTD Signature Series Mike Leon MLB-4

ESP introduced the MLB-4 bass at NAMM this year in collaboration with Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy bassist Mike Leon. His signature bass is based on the LTD B Series basses that he’s used for years.

Julia Hofer: Three Tips to Adapt Synth Bass Lines for Electric Bass
Bass Videos

Julia Hofer: Three Tips to Adapt Synth Bass Lines for Electric Bass

Synth bass lines are common, and many bass players are adding synth bass to their arsenal. However, when you only have a bass guitar, Julia Hofer has some advice on how to mimic a synth bass line on a gig with your bass.

Jazz is Dead, Featuring Alphonso Johnson, Announces June 2024 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Jazz is Dead, Featuring Alphonso Johnson, Announces June 2024 Tour

Alphonso Johnson and Jazz is Dead have confirmed a June outing called the “Right Outside This Lazy Summer Home” tour. The band reimagines Grateful Dead songs in a jazz context.

Eastwood Unveils the Hooky Viking Bass PRO
Basses

Eastwood Unveils the Hooky Viking Bass PRO

Eastwood teamed up with Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook to launch the Hooky Bass 6 PRO back in early 2020, and now they’re introducing a four-string model.

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family’s “Skin in the Game” Out Now
New Albums

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family’s “Skin in the Game” Out Now

The Immediate Family crafted the sound of the ’70s by backing up nearly every important musician of the era in the studio. Now the band has dropped a fresh studio album, “Skin in the Game.”

Bass of the Week: Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker

This week, we’re checking out the Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker. The bass is built with a Marupá body marked with Ambrosia Beetle holes, giving an organic and unique look.

Bonga: Mona Ki Ngi Xica (Playing For Change)
Bass Videos

Bonga: Mona Ki Ngi Xica (Playing For Change)

Bonga (vocals, dikanza) is joined by 12 musicians from around the world for this performance of “Mona Ki Ngi Xica,” which can be translated as “My Child, I Have to Leave You.” Alana Alberg is the bassist on the recording.