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Death From Above 1979’s “Is 4 Lovers” Available Now
New Albums

Death From Above 1979’s “Is 4 Lovers” Available Now

Death From Above 1979 has dropped their fourth studio album, entitled “Is 4 Lovers”. The duo of bassist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer Sebastien Grainger widened their palette for the record, which they say is more “fun” than 2017’s “Outrage! Is Now”.

Bryan Beller and The Aristocrats Announce Live Album, “FREEZE!”
New Albums

Bryan Beller and The Aristocrats Announce Live Album, “FREEZE!”

In February 2020, The Aristocrats were 100 shows deep into a tour. The trio was playing some of their best shows ever before the pandemic brought the world to a halt. That pre-pandemic period will be featured on their next live album, “FREEZE!”

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Andrew Gouché Announces First Ever Live Personal Concert NFT
Concerts & Tours

Andrew Gouché Announces First Ever Live Personal Concert NFT

Gospel legend Andrew Gouché has teamed up with the financial group New Black Wall Street (NWBS) to break the mold of traditional concerts. The bassist is set to become the first musician ever to broadcast a live, personal NFT concert.

BassCon Online 3 Scheduled for April 16-18
Events

BassCon Online 3 Scheduled for April 16-18

After two successful events last year, BassCon Online is back for the third time. The three-day event will be held April 16th through the 18th with an amazing roster of bassists giving lessons.

Hot Tuna Unveils 2021 Tour Schedule
Concerts & Tours

Hot Tuna Unveils 2021 Tour Schedule

After a year of quarantine concerts from Fur Peace Staton, Hot Tuna has announced they’ll be back on the road in 2021. The acoustic format of the band with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady will kick things off with a string of dates in May and June.

Peter Hook Releases “Substance: Inside New Order” Audiobook
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Peter Hook Releases “Substance: Inside New Order” Audiobook

Peter Hook has plenty of great stories, as evidenced by his three hit books. Now, you can hear the inside scoop of New Order straight from Hooky’s mouth. His 2016 book, “Substance: Inside New Order”, is now available on audiobook.

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host Webinar with Cirque Du Soleil Musicians
Events

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host Webinar with Cirque Du Soleil Musicians

This week’s free webinar from the Berklee Bass Department with Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be covering a different type of gig. The trio will be hosting bassists that have performed for Cirque Du Soleil.

Geezer Butler Is Writing An Autobiography
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Geezer Butler Is Writing An Autobiography

Heavy metal pioneer Geezer Butler is working on writing a memoir. The Black Sabbath bassist revealed the news in an interview with Gary Graff.

Buster Williams Documentary Now Available for Streaming
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Buster Williams Documentary Now Available for Streaming

After premiering in 2019, the Buster Williams documentary “Bass to Infinity” is now available via major streaming platforms. The film follows the jazz legend’s life and career with interviews, jam sessions, and brilliantly animated stories.

The Wood Brothers Announce June Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

The Wood Brothers Announce June Tour Dates

While we’re not out of the woods quite yet, live music is starting to come back. The Wood Brothers are getting back on the bus for a handful of socially distanced dates in June.

Mononeon Releases “Supermane”
New Albums

Mononeon Releases “Supermane”

2021 is shaping up to be a fruitful year for Mononeon. After releasing “Banana Peel on Capitol Hill” in January, the bassist has dropped another killer album, “Supermane”.

Ariane Cap Announces “The Pattern System for the Bass Player”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Ariane Cap Announces “The Pattern System for the Bass Player”

Ariane Cap has followed up her smash hit “Music Theory for the Bass Player” with a new instructional book, “The Pattern System for the Bass Player”.