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Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass
Basses

Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has been turning heads for years, including when he debuted his signature Ibanez hollow-body bass on stage a few years ago. Now Ibanez and the bassist have teamed up to release the bass as a model in the company’s lineup. Made in the company’s Japanese workshop, the TCB1006 is a six-string built with a five-piece maple and...

Thundercat: NPR Tiny Desk Concert
Bass Videos

Thundercat: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Thundercat has a style all his own. His playing is unbelievable and his songs are earworms. That’s evidenced on his recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert from October. With bandmates Dennis Hamm, Justin Brown, and Miguel Antwood Ferguson, the bassist plays through three tracks from his album, Drunk: “Lava Lamp,” “Friend Zone,” and “Them Changes.” Check out his chording technique on...

Thundercat: Show You the Way
Bass Videos

Thundercat: Show You the Way

Thundercat was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week, and man was it good. Joined by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, they performed “Show You the Way,” from Thundercat’s latest album, Drunk.

Thundercat Unveils Extensive World Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Thundercat Unveils Extensive World Tour Dates

Just a month after wrapping a three-month world tour, bass phenom Thundercat is gearing up to do it all over again. The bassist will be flying between North America, Europe, and Japan starting at the end of May and going through November. Many of the summer performances will be festival appearances, though he will start a headlining tour on August...

Thundercat: A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song II)
Bass Videos

Thundercat: A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song II)

Thundercat’s latest album Drunk has been getting rave reviews and for good reason. The songs are hypnotic and the bass playing is on point. Here’s Thundercat performing the song “A Fan’s Mail (Tron Song II)”, live on The Current. The bassist slays on his 6-string hollow body for the song’s groove and his solo.

Thundercat Releases “Drunk”
New Albums

Thundercat Releases “Drunk”

Thundercat’s long awaited full-length followup to 2015 EP The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam is finally out. Drunk is a 23-track exploration of the bassist/vocalist’s dark humor marked by shorter, more intense musical vignettes. As always, his unique six-string chordal playing creates a dream-like sonic playground punctuated by funky licks and quirky lyrics. Thudercat, aka Stephen Bruner, enlisted a...

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

Bass monster Thundercat has announced his third studio album, entitled Drunk, will be released on February 24th. The release will have a host of guest artists including Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, and Kendrick Lamar as well as Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The latter two are featured on the track “Show You The Way”, which the bassist just released in advance...

Thundercat Announces 2017 World Tour
Concerts & Tours

Thundercat Announces 2017 World Tour

Bass phenom Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has announced a massive world tour for 2017. Starting with a solid month in North America, the bassist will head to Europe for another month on the road. Thundercat will be joined by keyboardist Dennis Hamm and drummer Justin Brown, who were on his last headlining tour in 2015. The trio starts February 13th with...

Thundercat Debuts New Song
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Thundercat Debuts New Song

If you’ve been fiending for some new Thundercat, you’re in luck. The bass virtuoso has just dropped a new single called “Bus in These Streets”, and it’s got all the quirky-yet-catchy aspects he’s known for. The song’s bouncy bass line holds the groove while chimes give the song a happy-go-lucky vibe. Thundercat’s lyrics, however, are a commentary on the effect...

Miles Mosley and Thundercat Get Epic on Kamasi Washington’s New Album
New Albums

Miles Mosley and Thundercat Get Epic on Kamasi Washington’s New Album

Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington pulled in not one, but two top-notch bassists for his latest, The Epic. Miles Mosley (Jeff Beck, Joni Mitchell, Common) handles acoustic bass on the record and Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, ex-Suicidal Tendencies) is on electric in the 10-piece-jazz band assembled by Washington. The album lives up to its name, too: the music...