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Sunday November 18, 2018. 09:30 PM
For bassists on the go, Montreal’s Island Instruments has introduced the Traveller Bass, a four-stringer that’s pared down to the essentials. Built with size in mind, the bass was designed with a short 31-inch scale and a headless design. “The goals were to design a lightweig...
Bassist Huw Foster shared this video on our Facebook Group, saying “My band did a live video. There’s even – don’t say it too loud – a bass solo.” “The One” was recorded live at Cluedup Coffee in London and features plenty of funky goodness.
Former Panic! At the Disco bassist Dallon Weekes is back in action with his new band, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (aka iDKHOW). The group, which also features ex-Falling in Reverse drummer Ryan Seaman, has just released their debut EP called 1981 Extended Play. The...
Saturday November 17, 2018. 09:30 PM
Eastwood Guitars has unveiled the latest bass from their custom shop, which is the Backlund Rockerbox bass. Designed by John Backlund, the bass carries the same “retro-futuristic” design as the artist’s guitars that are already in production. The medium-scale, semi-hollow...
The Main Squeeze is one of my favorite musical discoveries of the year. Anchored by bassist Rob Walker (AKA Rob Skywalker), here’s their soulful performance of “Only Time.”
Whose Hat Is This? has just released their second album, Everything’s OK, on Ropeadope Records. The band’s completely improvised style has gotten even stronger than their self-titled debut, which was also their first ever show. Everything’s OK is also a live recording, this...
I’ve mentioned this in the past but one of the passions in my life is wine. To me, there is nothing like the taste of a gorgeous wine; a wine that fits perfectly with the venue, the food, the atmosphere. As I was contemplating this, as I am wont to do, I began thinking of […]
Phish bassist Mike Gordon is taking his solo band back out on the road for a spring 2019 tour. His group will once again include guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock, and percussionist Craig Myers. Gordon’s touring repertoire as of late...
Friday November 16, 2018. 09:30 PM
Bassists abound in NYC. It’s not uncommon to get on the subway to see two other fellow bassists fighting for a spot with their low-end leviathans. And, you can be sure; these bass commuters can do it all – they can groove and solo. My first two columns have been about the...
Vulfpeck keeps bringing the funk from their upcoming album, Hill Climber. Here’s the latest, featuring Joe Dart laying it down behind the band, which also includes Antwaun Stanley on vocals.
Opeth was founded nearly 30 years ago, and they’re still going strong. The Swedish metal band has just released their fourth live album, Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which was captured at the famed Denver venue in May 2017. Beginning with the title...
Thursday November 15, 2018. 09:30 PM
Sire Guitars has announced several major upgrades to their Marcus Miller line of bass guitars ranging from the pickups to the serial number system. Nearly every bass they make has been upgraded in some way. The biggest change is in the second generation pickups, which...
The other day, I had a plumber come to the house to replace several worn-out fixtures and replace some corroded pipes that were close to busting. Matt, the plumber, and his helper Cody replaced two bath and shower assemblies, and kitchen and bathroom faucets. Cody even had...
Here’s a great clip of Snarky Puppy performing “Grown Folks” live at Festival Django Reinhardt this year. Michael League lays down a funky line to kick off the song, and throughout.
Time to celebrate some true bass goodness – aka the top 10 reader favorite videos for the month. Here are your favorites for the month of October. Thanks for watching, commenting, and sharing! 1. King Crimson: 21st Century Schizoid Man (Live) WATCH: When I was a kid, I wore o...
Wednesday November 14, 2018. 09:30 PM
For this week’s column, I asked a good friend and frequent band-mate – Seattle-based drummer Tarik Abouzied – to give his unique perspective into Spotify (and the streaming model, in general). Tarik had written a column in my stead here at No Treble once before...
Recorded at the Blue Note in Milan, Italy in October 2010, here’s the Yellowjackets performing “Why Is It.” Jimmy Haslip is the man!
It’s been fifty years since the release of the Beatles’ self-titled album, better known as The White Album, and now it is being celebrated with special anniversary versions. The album’s thirty tracks have been remixed and remastered by producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell in s...
Tuesday November 13, 2018. 09:30 PM
Fender recently produced a short film called “Artform” with producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, also known as The Midnight Hour. The mini-doc highlights the duo’s musical journey through the lens of hip-hop. To celebrate the collaboration, Fender also released...
Jason Everett sent me this video the other day, and I am really digging the sound. “‘Playing With Fire’ is the first live recording by Deep Energy Orchestra. This super-group showcases prog-phenom Trey Gunn (King Crimson) and Indian percussion master Selvaganesh (John...
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