PLAYLIST: Singing Bassists

PLAYLIST: Singing Bassists
Rush’s Geddy Lee turns 63 today (July 29 th), and not only does Lee have one of rock’s most recognizable voices, he’s also part of the equally unique Singing Bassists club. In honor of his birthday, we recognize Lee and some of our other …

Decoding Lagom – What is Lagom?
I noticed it once while dining with a couple world-class violinists and two bassists. There was a certain air about them that denoted contentment. No one shared any personal achievements until asked. They each spoke an average of 3-4 languages fluently …

The Bassment: A discussion for bassists or any musician is welcome.
So, TwoFiddyMile and Adieu I’m thinking on what kind of bridge to get for my eventual warmoth build. I don’t know a ton about bridges, and have never really felt the need beyond a standard fender bridge, but since this is going to be a special bass I’d …


One playlist proves Mike WiLL Made-It was behind most of 2016’s game-changing hip-hop

musicOne playlist proves Mike WiLL Made-It was behind most of 2016’s game-changing hip-hop
Music was 2016’s saving grace. Every time it felt like giving up and retreating into a Netflix hole was a good idea, a new anthem or album dropped to save the party. Not every offering will be remembered years from now (the Chainsmoker’s “Closer” and …
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Before #Blacklivesmatter, there was hip-hop
Long before there was Eric Garner or Michael Brown, there was Eleanor Bumpers, Amadou Diallo and several others. And long before people spoke out against injustice on social media, joining their voices with the hashtag #Blacklivesmatter, there was hip-hop.
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Exploring The Intersection Of Hip-Hop And Social Justice
To understand the awesome shared history of hip-hop and activism you have to acknowledge that while music can shine a light on injustice, it can’t, on its own, heal the wounds of oppression. We’re not all waiting for that perfect anthem to save the day.
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16 Years of Respect: A Drum & Bass Playlist by Machete

music16 Years of Respect: A Drum & Bass Playlist by Machete
Dominic Angas created an instant classic with this track, destroying dance floors and punishing those who still may have wondered why Roland never turned up at the DJ gigs. Dom & Roland headlined our Respect 4-year anniversary back in March of 2003 …
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Watch Bruce Springsteen Join U2 for Final Madison Square Garden Show
U2 closed out their eight-concert stand at Madison Square Garden on stage last night (July 31) with Bruce Springsteen. Watch as a surprised crowd cheers them through collaborations on two songs, U2′s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and …
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Alan White on Chris Squire, Yes’ New Tour and Cruise to the Edge: Exclusive
But for White, the stage will feel somewhat empty from now on: Bassist Chris Squire, the other half of Yes’ dynamic rhythm section, passed away in June following a bout with leukemia. For Yes – and the music community, in general – the impact … There …
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Playlist: What’s Elysa Gardner listening to?

musicPlaylist: What’s Elysa Gardner listening to?
Chillingly dissonant, bluesy and rapturous, Wilson’s rendition — on the Billie Holiday tribute Coming Forth By Day — shows off her own vivid emotional palette. Nature Boy, Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan. On their new Duets, the jazz/fusion …
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Kal Bergendahl Project to perform at Fusion
KENOSHA — The Kal Bergendahl Project, a six-piece jazz and funk band, will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Fusion, Downtown Kenosha’s listening room at 5014 Seventh St. Local guitarist Terry Peterson will open the show with a solo jazz …
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New CDs in stores this week
Blues and jazz-fusion guitarist and sideman from Florida, and based in L.A., drops an ambitious project of trio-based material with a something-for-everyone broadness. Implode, “I of Everything” (Cramada). A death-/thrash-metal act from Sweden, which …
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