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  • Derrick Hodge Anchors R+R=NOW’s Debut Album

    Derrick Hodge Anchors R+R=NOW’s Debut Album

    R+R=NOW is a new group featuring the monster talents of pianist Robert Glasper, keyboardist Terrace Martin, trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, beatboxer and synth player Taylor McFerrin, drummer Justin Tyson, and bassist Derrick Hodge. The collective gets their name from a Nina Simone quote, with the R+R standing for “Reflect and Respond”. “[It is] an... »

  • Blink-182 Announce Tour Dates, Rescheduled Las Vegas Residency

    Blink-182 Announce Tour Dates, Rescheduled Las Vegas Residency

    After canceling a Las Vegas residency earlier this year due to drummer Travis Barker’s health, Blink-182 have rescheduled the shows as well as announced a handful of tour dates for September. The band, anchored by Mark Hoppus, will be focusing on the Midwest in September starting on the 12th in Moorehead, Minnesota. The Las Vegas... »

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  • Covet Returns with “effloresce”

    Covet Returns with “effloresce”

    Bay Area instrumental trio Covet has released effloresce, which guitarist Yvette Young describes as “post rock intensity meets more proggy/mathy songwriting.” Young’s captivating two-handed tapping technique drives the melodies while drummer Forrest Rice and bassist David Adamiak support with dream-like grooves. Some of that ethereal vibe comes from exploring new harmonic textures, says Adamiak. “On... »

  • Doug Wimbish Announces 2018 WimBash Music Festival

    Doug Wimbish Announces 2018 WimBash Music Festival

    Bass wizard Doug Wimbish has announced the 2018 WimBash New Haven Music Festival for August 18th. The event is jam-packed with incredible music and serves as a benefit for New Haven Public Schools. “It only takes a moment to give that spark to a kid,” Wimbish says. Former West Haven mayor Ed O’Brien adds, “The... »

  • Billy Sheehan Shreds on Mr. Big’s “Live From Milan”

    Billy Sheehan Shreds on Mr. Big’s “Live From Milan”

    After releasing Defying Gravity last year, Mr. Big hit the road to support the album. Now a new live album has been released from that tour called Live From Milan, which is available in several formats. The tour featured all four original band members including Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey, although... »

  • Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces Fall Tour Dates

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces Fall Tour Dates

    The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is in the middle of a summer tour, but they’re not ready to get off the road for the year just yet. The band has announced an extensive fall tour that will cover all of October and half of November. The tour kicks off October 3rd in South Burlington, Vermont at... »

  • Jeff Denson Releases “Outside My Window”

    Jeff Denson Releases “Outside My Window”

    Outside My Window may be jazz bassist Jeff Denson’s 12th release as a leader or co-leader, but it’s also one of his most diverse. This time around his vocals are given as much weight as his impressive bass playing as he performs original songs as well as covers by Jeff Buckley, Abbey Lincoln, Peter Gabriel,... »

  • Obscura Releases “Diluvium” and Announces North American Tour Dates

    Obscura Releases “Diluvium” and Announces North American Tour Dates

    Obscura’s new album Diluvium, which completes their four-album concept cycle, is now available and it’s a killer. The technical death metal band held no punches in putting the album together, which features the insane fretless seven-string bass work of Linus Klausenitzer. We were able to talk with the bassist earlier this year to clue us... »

  • Between the Buried and Me Releases “Automata II”

    Between the Buried and Me Releases “Automata II”

    Between the Buried and Me have followed up Automata I from earlier this year with it’s conclusion, Automata II. The two-part concept album is based around the idea of being able to view the dreams of others. “Automata II sees us at our most dynamic and most creative,” says bassist Dan Briggs. “It feels like... »

  • Ron McGovney Opens Up About Being Replaced in Metallica by Cliff Burton

    Ron McGovney Opens Up About Being Replaced in Metallica by Cliff Burton

    The legendary Cliff Burton is often thought to be Metallica’s first bassist since he is featured on all the early recordings. It was, however, Ron McGovney who first held down the low end in the band. McGovney recently opened up about the transition to Burton as Metallica’s bassist in a new interview on Chris Jericho’s... »