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  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “Pillar” Features All-Star Bassists

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra’s “Pillar” Features All-Star Bassists

    Jonathan Scales has always had great bassists for his band and his new album only ups the ante. Pillar, which is the steel pannist’s third Fourchestra album, features his full-time bassist E’Lon JD as well as low-end guests Oteil Burbridge, Victor Wooten, and Mononeon. Burbridge anchors the opening track, “Fake Buddha’s Inner Child,” while the... »

  • Ghost-Note Announces New Tour Dates with MonoNeon

    Ghost-Note Announces New Tour Dates with MonoNeon

    Ghost-Note has announced a new North American tour in support of their latest album, Swagism. Formed by Snarky Puppy percussionists Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, the band will be filled out by a killer cast including keyboardists Xavier Taplin and Vaughn “V-Keys” Henry, guitarist Peter Knudsen, saxophonist Jonathan Mones, and bass wizard Dywane “MonoNeon”... »

  • MonoNeon: “Singing Crying Dog” with Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie

    MonoNeon: “Singing Crying Dog” with Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie

    MonoNeon can make a killer groove out of anything. In a hilarious example, he took a viral clip of Walter Geoffrey the Frenchie’s unusual crying in a parking lot and made it music. MonoNeon mimics the dog’s outrageous vocalization before putting it to a beat that will get your head bobbing. »

  • Neon-Medeski: Live in New Orleans

    Neon-Medeski: Live in New Orleans

    MonoNeon and John Medeski performed at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans on April 30th. The band also included Daru Jones, DJ Logic, Jermaine Holmes, Skerik, and Robert Walter. The group debuted at the same location in 2017, and after the response, they decided to do another show. We hope this becomes a regular thing! »

  • MonoNeon: Clap Your Hands

    MonoNeon: Clap Your Hands

    MonoNeon never ceases to impress us here at No Treble HQ. In this clip, the bassist adds his funky skills to the instrumental version of J Dilla’s “Clap Your Hands.” »

  • MonoNeon: What A Beautiful Name

    MonoNeon: What A Beautiful Name

    My friend Darryl Anders shared this on Facebook yesterday saying, “This is my favorite video by Dywane MonoNeon Thomas Jr. Mad skills. Great voices too.” This one knocked me out too. »

  • MonoNeon Releases New Album, “I Don’t Care Today”

    MonoNeon Releases New Album, “I Don’t Care Today”

    Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr. has just dropped a new album called I Don’t Care Today (Angels & Demons in Lo-Fi). The former Prince collaborator utilizes his genre-bending style to create what he calls his most intimate work yet. “‘I Don’t Care Today’ is a push and pull between the flesh and the spirit. MonoNeon creates... »

  • MonoNeon Returns with “A Place Called Fantasy”

    MonoNeon Returns with “A Place Called Fantasy”

    The supremely funky and delightfully avant-garde MonoNeon has returned with a brand new album entitled A Place Called Fantasy. The 11-song record features the artist on multiple instruments, including his unbelievable grooves on the bass. “The album is weird, Lo-Fi, funny, raunchy, minimalistic, lackadaisical, and introspective,” a press release explains. “Even with all the strange... »

  • MonoNeon: Miles Beyond, Live

    MonoNeon: Miles Beyond, Live

    MonoNeon’s playing never ceases to amaze me, and this clip of him covering a Mahavishnu Orchestra song is why. The bassist grooves hard on the song “Miles Beyond” in this video from a concert in Memphis, Tennessee. As always, MonoNeon puts his own spin on it with an incredible solo. Keyboardist Lance Lucas and drummer... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Live with MonoNeon

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Live with MonoNeon

    Over the years, we’ve shared videos by Jonathan Scales Fourchestra featuring some stellar bassists. Here’s another to add to the list. MonoNeon joined the band for their performance in Asheville, NC on October 20th, 2016. Thanks to videographer Barry2theB, we have some of the footage of that show. »