Ariane Cap On Tapping into "Dear Prudence"
2/13/2014 7:40:00 PM
When Bass Player presented Solo Bass Night 5 at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California, Ariane Cap was captivating.
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Bob Daisley: Just the Facts
2/13/2014 7:30:00 PM
Bob Daisley has the distinction of cocreating two of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time: Blizzard of Ozz [Jet, 1980] and Diary of a Madman [Jet, 1981], both with Ozzy Osbourne.
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Cage the Elephant's Daniel Tichenor: Bass Uncaged
2/13/2014 5:08:00 PM
“COME A LITTLE CLOSER,” THE FIRST SINGLE FROM Cage The Elephant’s third album, Melophobia, is steered by the powerful bass of Daniel Tichenor.
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The Avett Brrothers' Bob Crawford
2/13/2014 2:42:00 PM
IN LISTENING TO BOB CRAWFORD’S SKILLED indie-folk electric and upright lines on Magpie and the Dandelion, the new album by the Avett Brothers, it’s hard to imagine that he had never played the bass prior to joining the band in 2000 at age 30.
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Outtakes: December 2013
12/4/2013 7:42:00 PM
The Boy scouts of Amerca have a motto.
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Royal Salute: Johnny Christ & Avenged Sevenfold on "Hail to the King"
12/4/2013 2:16:00 PM
"So, who are your influences?'' It's a question that reads so platitudinous in music magazines that it feels hackneyed no matter how cleverly disguised.
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Derrick Hodge: Living in Rhythm
12/3/2013 7:43:00 PM
WHEN DERRICK HODGE SET OUT TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF AS A MUSICIAN in Philadelphia, he knew that he never wanted to limit his scope to mastering just one thing.
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Sole Man: Mike Visceglia in the Pit of "Kinky Boots"
12/3/2013 6:51:00 PM
Much like Kinky Boots’ arrival on Broadway— adapted from the 2005 film of the same name, and infused with an original score by rock queen Cyndi Lauper—Mike Visceglia didn’t travel the traditional route to the Great White Way.
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Dallon Weekes: Modern Meets Vintage
12/3/2013 6:50:00 PM
Shortly after the release of its Sophomore album Pretty Odd in 2008, Panic!
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Inside Outside Lands
10/29/2013 12:32:00 PM
ONCE REGARDED AS A SANDY WASTELAND AND A WORTHLESS STRETCH OF REAL ESTATE, San Francisco’s Outside Lands—much of it now preserved in the city’s Golden Gate Park—proved itself to be musically fertile ground in the 1960s, when its grassy patches absorbed the vibrations of Phil Lesh and the Grateful Dead, Jack Casady and Jefferson Airplane, Peter Albin and Big Brother & the Holding Company, and David Freiberg and Quicksilver Messenger Service.
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Jamareo Artis: Mars Rover
10/29/2013 12:18:00 PM
FROM THE INSTANT HE FIRST PICKED UP THE BASS AT THE AGE OF 10, Jamareo Artis spent every bit of his youth gigging his way through the churches and music venues of North Carolina, all while studying music theory and everything from jazz to bluegrass.
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Verdine White Keeps it Real on Earth, Wind & Fire's Latest
10/29/2013 11:18:00 AM
JAMES BROWN TAUGHT ALL BASS PLAYERS THE importance of “the one,” but few bassists have ever framed it like Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White.
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Jason Newsted Returns to His Thrash-Metal Roots
10/29/2013 9:37:00 AM
AFTER STEPPING OUT FROM THE METALLICA SPOTLIGHT, JASON NEWSTED RETURNS TO HIS THRASH -METAL ROOTS WITH HIS OWN BAND AND A NEW BRAND OF HEAVY
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Emma Anzai: Connect Three
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
“WHEN YOU’RE PLANNING IN A 3-PIECE BAND, you’ve got to make each instrument count,” says Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies.
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Henry Skipper Franklin: Prime Mover
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
HENRY FRANKLIN KICKED OFF HIS CAREER by playing with Roy Ayers in high school, eventually spending a year with Willie Bobo in New York while gigging with Archie Shepp and Roswell Rudd on the side.
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