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New Indie Documentary: My Friend Matt (AKA The Founder of Musicvox)

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New Music Documentary: My Friend Matt (The Founder of Musicvox)

My Friend Matt: A story about friendship, music and staying original against all odds.

My Friend Matt… In the world of the music instrument-making companies, there are those who produce the classics, the ones played by most of the guitar and bass heroes you’ve seen and heard your whole life in almost every concert, video and TV show. There are also the high-end boutique and one-of-a-kind custom-made ones that live somewhere on the walls of the upscale houses of avid collectors and carry a cost equivalent to an expensive car. And then, way off-center, there is a company like Musicvox, whose instruments call to those who are deeply original by nature, who gravitate towards the unexpected. The offbeat. These individuals not bound by social class or even musical genres, all share something in common that truly sets them apart and makes them a community of sorts: Playfulness.

You NEVER know the impact of a single encounter… this incredible documentary is a tribute to the power of moments… and friendship… and history… please take the time to watch this. A+ story and editing.
Raul Amador
Editor, Bass Musician Magazine

It is the common denominator that fuels their love for the quirky “Jetsons” esthetics that inspires the Musicvox DNA.

Momo, aka Michel Laredo, is the filmmaker of My Friend Matt and also one of those loyal lovers of the brand. In this indie documentary, he tells the story of how he nearly quit a decades-long music industry career, only to discover his unicorn 12-string bass made by Matt, that would re-fuel his passion for music. They struck up an unlikely friendship that would change both their lives.

This is the story of that friendship as well as the love and loyalty of almost 30 music industry pros for the instruments and the man behind their designs.

Features:

Stuart Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Abe Ovadia, Matthew Sweet, Matt Mahaffey, Jeff Feola, Lars Mullen, Pete Prown, Ben Marks, Shane Speal, Clement Peerens, Clint Bahr, Mike Post, Hannah Eichen, Ego Plum, Mark Rowe, Crila, Larry Acunto, Jonas Lindström, Michael Molenda, Chris Gill, Mark Pirro, Bill Nelson, Brent Archer Anthonisen, Gregor Fris, Paul Riario, Timo Ukonaho, and Noah Krug

To view My Friend Matt, visit online at themomozone.com/myfriendmatt

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Artist Update With Mark Egan, Cross Currents

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Artist Update With Mark Egan, Cross Currents

I am sure many of you are very familiar with Mark Egan as we have been following him and his music for many years now. The last time we chatted was in 2020.

Mark teamed up with drummer Shawn Pelton and guitarist Shane Theriot to produce a new album, “Cross Currents” released on March 8th, 2024. I have been listening to this album in its entirety and it is simply superb (See my review).

Now, I am excited to hear about this project from Mark himself and share this conversation with our bass community in Bass Musician Magazine.

Photo courtesy of Mark Egan

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markegan.com
markegan.bandcamp.com
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Review: Minuendo Lossless Earplugs Live 17dB

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Review: Minuendo Lossless Earplugs Live 17dB

Minuendo Lossless Earplugs Live 17dB…

Minuendo Lossless Earplugs Live 17dB – Hearing protection has always been front and center on my mind because I love music so much, I cannot imagine my life if I were unable to hear.

You might remember back in 2021, we had a good look at the Minuendo Lossless Earplugs featuring adjustable protection. This system has a lot of very good features but there was always the question of how much sound attenuation to choose.

Now, the great folks at Minuendo have come up with a new version of their earplugs that has a set 17dB noise reduction. You still get a lot of the great features of the adjustables but you just don’t have to think about the specific sound level. In addition, this new version of earplugs comes at a very attractive price point.

For more information, visit online at Minuendo.com

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Interview With By the Thousands Bassist Adam Sullivan

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Interview With By the Thousands Bassist Adam Sullivan

Bassist Adam Sullivan…

Hailing from Minnesota since 2012, By the Thousands has produced some serious Technical Metal/Deathcore music. Following their recent EP “The Decent”s release, I have the great opportunity to chat with bassist Adam Sullivan.

Join me as we hear about Adam’s musical Journey, his Influences, how he gets his sound, and the band’s plans for the future

Photo, Laura Baker

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Will Turpin, Celebrating Collective Souls 30th Anniversary – June 2024

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Will Turpin, Celebrating Collective Souls 30th Anniversary - June 2024

Will Turpin, Celebrating Collective Souls 30th Anniversary – June 2024…

Will Turpin - Bass Musician Magazine - June 2024

I am sure many of you will remember my chat with Will Turpin in 2018 when he released his solo album Serengeti Drivers.

We had a chance to get together again as his band, Collective Soul, is celebrating their 30th anniversary and releasing their new album “Here to Eternity”.

Join me as we get caught up on the new album and all of Collective Soul’s projects, the details about his very own Real To Reel Studios, how Will gets his sound, and all the cool plans and projects going on soon.

Here is Will Turpin!

Photos: Cover, Derek Alldritt | Video Photos, Derek Alldritt, Lee Clower, Brian Collins

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Working-Class Zeros: Episode #3 – John Patitucci IG Video, The Summer Festival Gig, iPads on Stage

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WORKING-CLASS ZEROS With Steve Rosati and Shawn Cav

In this episode we cover John Patitucci’s IG video about saying ‘no’ to the gig, the Summer Festival gig, and iPads on stage (sure it’s awesome but is it necessary?)

These stories from the front are with real-life, day-to-day musicians who deal with work life and gigging and how they make it work out. Each month, topics may include… the kind of gigs you get, the money, dealing with less-than-ideal rooms, as well as the gear you need to get the job done… and the list goes on from there.” – Steve the Bass Guy and Shawn Cav

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