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Obscura Publishes Transcription Book for “A Valediction”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Obscura Publishes Transcription Book for “A Valediction”

Obscura has released a new book for bassists looking to conquer their latest album, “A Valediction,” through Sheet Happens Publishing. “A Valediction: The Complete Bass Transcription” is a 78-page note-for-note representation of the entire 2021 record.

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Tedeschi Trucks Extends Deuces Wild Tour
Concerts & Tours

Tedeschi Trucks Extends Deuces Wild Tour

The Tedeschi Trucks Band just kicked off their Deuces Wild tour, but the North American trek has already been expanded with summer and fall legs. Their new dates begin on May 22nd in Portland, Oregon, and will cover the West Coast before making their way east.

Job For A Cowboy Releases First Album in 10 Years, “Moon Healer”
New Albums

Job For A Cowboy Releases First Album in 10 Years, “Moon Healer”

Ten years after their last studio album, “Sun Eater,” the death metal heroes in Job For A Cowboy have returned with a new album. “Moon Healer” is described by bassist Nick Schendzielos as a mirror of its predecessor in style and concept.

Kevin Scott Announces WAXpaper’s Debut Album
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Kevin Scott Announces WAXpaper’s Debut Album

In our interview with Gov’t Mule’s Kevin Scott last year, he shared he was working an album with his solo project, WAXpaper. Now he’s revealed the project’s self-titled debut will be released in April.

Slayer is Reuniting
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Slayer is Reuniting

In a twist that nearly no one saw coming, Slayer is reuniting in 2024. The thrash metal pioneers have confirmed two performances for the fall: Chicago’s Riot Fest on September 22nd and Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life Festival on September 27th.

Primus and Coheed and Cambria Announce Summer Tour
Concerts & Tours

Primus and Coheed and Cambria Announce Summer Tour

Primus is teaming up with Coheed and Cambria for a co-headlining summer tour to see the groups playing 25 shows between June and August. The tour will also have support from Fishbone, Guerilla Toss, and Too Many Zooz.

Jazz is Dead, Featuring Alphonso Johnson, Announces June 2024 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Jazz is Dead, Featuring Alphonso Johnson, Announces June 2024 Tour

Alphonso Johnson and Jazz is Dead have confirmed a June outing called the “Right Outside This Lazy Summer Home” tour. The band reimagines Grateful Dead songs in a jazz context.

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family’s “Skin in the Game” Out Now
New Albums

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family’s “Skin in the Game” Out Now

The Immediate Family crafted the sound of the ’70s by backing up nearly every important musician of the era in the studio. Now the band has dropped a fresh studio album, “Skin in the Game.”

The Aristocrats Release “Duck”
New Albums

The Aristocrats Release “Duck”

The Aristocrats have returned with their fifth studio album, entitled “Duck.” Each member of the trio contributed three compositions to the effort, which is their first concept album.

Lauren Pierce Publishes “Basstudes: 16 Etudes for Double Bass”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Lauren Pierce Publishes “Basstudes: 16 Etudes for Double Bass”

Double bassist and educator Lauren Pierce has published new educational material with “Basstudes: 16 Etudes for Double Bass.” Pierce broke the book into three large sections: bowing, left hand technique, and right and left-hand coordination.

Dethklok Announces Spring Tour with Pete Griffin on Bass
Concerts & Tours

Dethklok Announces Spring Tour with Pete Griffin on Bass

Dethklok is heading back out on the road in April for the “Mutilation on a Spring Night” tour. Running April 3rd through May 3rd, the run will take them from coast to coast with support from DragonForce and Nekrogoblikon.

Previously Unheard James Brown Song Features Bootsy Collins on Bass
New Albums

Previously Unheard James Brown Song Features Bootsy Collins on Bass

Universal Music Enterprises and Republic Records have announced the release of a previously unheard 1970 track by James Brown. The song features a stone cold bass line from Bootsy Collins.