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  • Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”

    Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”

    Brian Bromberg is back with a new solo album called Thicker Than Water, which features the bassist on eleven different electric and upright basses. As such, the record is a display of his insane talents on both instruments. “Thicker Than Water is a record I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time,” Bromberg... »

  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Saxophonist Charles Lloyd and songwriter Lucinda Williams have teamed up to release Vanished Gardens, an album that blends American music genres of jazz, blues, Americana, country, and rock to create a new sound. Each musician contributed songs to the album with “Dust”, “Ventura”, and “Unsuffer Me” by Williams and “Defiant”, “Vanished Gardens”, and “Blues for... »

  • Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney Announces New Album, Tour Dates

    Paul McCartney has a new album coming out September 7th, entitled Egypt Station, and he’s just announced the first dates of a corresponding tour called “Freshen Up.” So far the trek includes four September dates in Canada and three in December in the UK. He’s also slated to perform at Austin City Limits in Texas... »

  • Victor Wooten Announces New Trio Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten Announces New Trio Tour Dates

    Victor Wooten is one busy man. After wrapping up the Fun & Funk Xplosion Tour with Sinbad earlier this year, he’s currently on the road with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones as part of their 30th Anniversary tour. Now he’s announced a new round of touring behind his latest album, Trypnotyx, with his trio featuring... »

  • Jeroen Paul Thesseling Working On Second Salazh Trio Album

    Jeroen Paul Thesseling Working On Second Salazh Trio Album

    The Salazh Trio is working on their second album called Saturations, according to bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling. The Dutch-Cuban jazz fusion group, which also features pianist Hans Grotenbreg and drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, is expanding on their material from their first release. “After our debut release, we wanted to continue writing material to extend... »

  • Wolfgang Van Halen Completes Solo Debut Album

    Wolfgang Van Halen Completes Solo Debut Album

    Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen has wrapped up his upcoming debut solo album. After teasing the work beginning in 2015, he posted on his Instagram that it’s one step closer to being done. “I just tracked the last vocal on my project which means recording is officially complete,” he wrote. “It’s a good day.... »

  • New York City To Honor Walter Becker With Street Name

    New York City To Honor Walter Becker With Street Name

    The world lost a musical icon in September 2017 with the passing of Walter Becker. A founder of Steely Dan, Becker played bass on much of the band’s work including the songs “Reelin’ In The Years,” “Dirty Work,” “My Old School,” “Deacon Blues,” and more. His musical legacy is cemented, but now his legacy will... »

  • Andrew Seward Rejoins Against Me!

    Andrew Seward Rejoins Against Me!

    Five years after leaving Against Me!, bassist Andrew Seward is taking up his place in the band again. Inge Johansson, who has been the bassist since Seward’s departure, will step down. The news was broken by vocalist Laura Jane Grace on Instagram. “As some people may have noticed there’s been some change happening within Against... »

  • Todd Strange Leaves Crowbar

    Todd Strange Leaves Crowbar

    After returning to the fold two years ago, Crowbar bassist Todd Strange is once again leaving the band. Crowbar made the announcement on social media. “Crowbar will be performing Odd Fellows Rest 20th anniversary show at Southport Music Hall August 4th,” they write. “We did it at Roadburn Fest in The Netherlands, and want to... »

  • Hatchie Announces North American Tour Dates

    Hatchie Announces North American Tour Dates

    Australian dream-pop bassist/vocalist Hatchie will be crossing the world to make her first North American tour. Beginning in Los Angeles in August, she’ll be focusing on the coastlines with a couple Canadian dates mixed in. In addition to the new tour dates, Hatchie released a music video for the song “Bad Guy” off of her... »