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From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League
Interviews

From the Ground Up: An Interview with Michael League

When Snarky Puppy snagged the Grammy for Best R&B Performance, it was a victory for independent artists everywhere. Many called the group an underdog but their track “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, is an undeniably phenomenal song. The song’s music video went viral on YouTube with over two million views and has catapulted the band into the limelight. And while a...

Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway: Something
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway: Something

This is an absolutely dynamite combination. Snarky Puppy, led by bassist Michael League, recently released Family Dinner, Volume 1 with a host of guest vocalists. Here’s the video for the song “Something,” featuring Lalah Hathaway, who delivers an absolutely stunning performance over top of the absolutely smoking band. Starting with just vocals and a Rhodes, the track builds from a...

Snarky Puppy: Thing of Gold
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy: Thing of Gold

Check out this Snarky Puppy video featuring the tune “Thing of Gold”, from their groundUP release. It takes a bit for the bass to kick in, but once it does, Michael League makes it groooooooove.

Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nathaniel Townsley: Continuum
Bass Videos

Michael League, Cory Henry, and Nathaniel Townsley: Continuum

It’s hard to cover a Jaco tune without sounding like you’re just trying to cop him, so Michael League bravely set out to do his own unique version of “Continuum.” With Cory Henry on organ and Nathaniel Townsley on drums, the Snarky Puppy mastermind tackles the tune without sacrificing his own unique voice. Get ready for a great groove, incredible...

Snarky Puppy Announces Tour, Releases New Music Video
Concerts & Tours

Snarky Puppy Announces Tour, Releases New Music Video

Snarky Puppy is gearing up for a 47-date tour of the North America in support of their latest effort, groundUP. Led by bassist Michael League, the group will kick things off in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before zig-zagging across the States with a couple of Canadian dates thrown in the mix. The band’s eclectic mix of genres is hard to put a...

Snarky Puppy Releases “groundUP”
New Albums

Snarky Puppy Releases “groundUP”

Brooklyn-based instrumental group Snarky Puppy has released their sixth album, groundUP, on Ropeadope Records. Led by bassist Michael League, the collection of musicians recorded the album live in fellow bassist Matt Garrison’s Shapeshifter Lab in front of a 40-person studio audience. As with 2010’s Tell Your Friends, the release is a CD/DVD combo that includes video of the group’s funky,...

Snarky Puppy: Michael League’s Solo on “Young Stuff”
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy: Michael League’s Solo on “Young Stuff”

Here’s an awesome clip of Snarky Puppy at The Rex in Toronto. Bassist/founder Michael League builds up an incredible solo on their new and yet-to-be-recorded tune “Young Stuff.” The video was shot with a GoPro HD cam mounted to League’s headstock. The songwriter also proves his versatility at the end of the clip as he switches to synth bass on...

Snarky Puppy: Skate U
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy: Skate U

Our friend Seth Fromal gave us a heads up to this video of Snarky Puppy performing the song “Skate U” from their album , live in the studio. Bassist, band leader and composer Michael League gets down with an old school P-bass sound before funkin’ it up on his solo at the 2:47 mark.