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Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free Webinar on Extended Range Basses
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Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free Webinar on Extended Range Basses

This week on their recurring Zoom bass webinar series, the trio of Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be exploring the topic of extended-range basses. The webinar will include an impressive line-up of several bassists and luthiers.

Best of Office Hours: Thundercat Plays “Guess the Bassline”
Bass Videos

Best of Office Hours: Thundercat Plays “Guess the Bassline”

Best of Office Hours recently had Thundercat on as a guest for a “Guess the Bassline” segment. We won’t share any spoilers here, other than to say this is pretty hilarious.

Nick Wells Announces “Beneath the Bassline: Turned Up To 11”
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Nick Wells Announces “Beneath the Bassline: Turned Up To 11”

Filmmaker Nick Wells has announced the followup to his popular bass documentary, “Beneath The Bass Line.” The sequel, “Turned Up To 11,” dives into some of the more outrageous gig stories and “Spinal Tap” moments from the world’s best bassists.

Thundercat’s “It Is What It Is” Now Available
New Albums

Thundercat’s “It Is What It Is” Now Available

Bass phenom Thundercat has returned with his fourth studio album, entitled “It Is What It Is.” The release is a reflection on existence filled out by his unreal bass playing and sense of humor.

Thundercat Breaks Down His Favorite Bass Lines
Bass Videos

Thundercat Breaks Down His Favorite Bass Lines

I love it when bassists share their inspiration – the players and lines that stick out to them over their lives. Pitchfork posted this incredible video with Thundercat, who breaks down some of his favorite lines and players (and more).

Thundercat: Black Qualls (Live)
Bass Videos

Thundercat: Black Qualls (Live)

Thundercat is set to release his latest album, “It Is What It Is,” next month and is currently on the biggest headlining tour of his career. Last week, he performed “Black Qualls” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Thundercat: “Heartbreaks + Setbacks” Live on KCRW
Bass Videos

Thundercat: “Heartbreaks + Setbacks” Live on KCRW

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner recently announced a new album, which sent me into a spiral of watching his YouTube videos. Here’s a clip from five years ago when he visited KCRW with his trio to perform “Heartbreaks + Setbacks.”

Thundercat Announces New Album, Releases First Single
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Thundercat Announces New Album, Releases First Single

Late last year, Thundercat announced his largest headlining tour to date for 2020. Now it looks like that will line up with the release of his newly announced album, “It Is What It Is,” which is slated to drop on April 3rd.

Thundercat Unveils 2020 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Thundercat Unveils 2020 Tour Dates

Thundercat will be hitting the road in 2020 for his longest headlining tour to date. In a bizarre announcement video directed by Zack Fox, the Thundercat said special guests are TBA.

Ty Dolla $ign with Thundercat: Tribute To Mac Miller
Bass Videos

Ty Dolla $ign with Thundercat: Tribute To Mac Miller

Today is the one-year anniversary of Mac Miller’s popular Tiny Desk Concert. It was a great episode, with one of Miller’s frequent collaborators, Thundercat. Last week, Ty Dolla $ign recorded this tribute to Miller with Thundercat, Cory Henry, and others.

Thundercat with John Mayer: Them Changes
Bass Videos

Thundercat with John Mayer: Them Changes

Thundercat took part in the “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert last year, and performed his tune, “Them Changes.” He was joined by two backing bassists - Adam Blackstone and Dwayne Moore - and guitarist John Mayer.

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Announce Tour Dates with Thundercat
Concerts & Tours

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Announce Tour Dates with Thundercat

Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals will be hitting the road this year for the “Best Teef In The Game” tour. The tour will be anchored by bassist Kelsey Gonzalez, along with Thundercat providing support for the entire run.