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Bass Transcription: Karl Alvarez’s Bass Line on “I’m The One” by The Descendents
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Bass Transcription: Karl Alvarez’s Bass Line on “I’m The One” by The Descendents

Tim Fletcher’s fifth entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series is here. Check out Tim’s transcription and analysis of Karl Alvarez’s Bass Line on “I’m The One” by The Descendents.

The Descendents Announce U.S. Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

The Descendents Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Karl Alvarez and The Descendents have announced a spring tour to continue support for their 2016 album Hypercaffium Spazzinate. The massive tour will take them from April 12th in Tampa, Florida to November 17th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Check out Alvarez’s tasty bass work in the video for “Without Love”: The Descendents 2018 Tour Dates:

The Descendents Announce 2017 Tour
Concerts & Tours

The Descendents Announce 2017 Tour

Punk legends The Descendents have announced a massive headlining North Amercian tour that will kick off in April and continue throughout December. Anchored by Karl Alvarez, the band will start in Santa Cruz, California and make their way East and then South to cover most of the U.S. with a handful of Canadian dates mixed in. The band will be...

Descendents: Testosterone
Bass Videos

Descendents: Testosterone

Punk icons The Descendents recently released their seventh studio album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, and it’s got all the fervor they’re known for. That includes the blistering bass work of Karl Alvarez. Watch the band get down on their latest live video for “Testosterone”. The song is short but sweet with a killer bass run at the 28-second mark.

The Descendents Release First Album in More Than a Decade
New Albums

The Descendents Release First Album in More Than a Decade

The Descendents have released their first album in a dozen years. Hypercaffium Spazzinate is the band’s seventh album and the first released by the punk band since 2004’s Cool to Be You. Karl Alvarez handles bass on the album, as he has through the band’s existence (and its several hiatuses and reformations) since 1986. The Descendents also influenced a host...