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  • Michael Manring tour and clinic updates

    Michael Manring has just announced his latest tour and clinic schedule. In other news, guitarist Tim Farrell’s latest CD includes a guest performance by Manring. Check out Codas. Tour and clinic dates: February 19-20, 2010, 9:00am – 8:30 pm daily Bass Workout California BASS, Bay Area Sound Studios 6pm Concerts open to the public. $10... »

  • Rudder announces European tour

    Rudder, featuring Tim Lefebvre on bass, Chris Cheek on saxes, Henry Hey on keys and Keith Carlock on drums, is hitting the road in March for a tour across Europe. The tour is in support of their latest release, Matorning (read our review). Dates: Mar 1: Porgy & Bess in Vienna Mar 3: Charlie Wrights... »

  • Dream Theater announces South America & Mexico tour dates

    Dream Theater’s global tour continues with a March 5-24 tour of South America and Mexico. The band – featuring John Myung on bass, John Petrucci on guitar and vocals, Mike Portnoy on drums, percussion and vocals, and Jordan Rudess on keys – will play 11 shows in six countries. The tour is in support of... »

  • Larry Graham and Graham Central Station to tour once again

    Larry Graham is back! The original bassist for Sly & The Family Stone and pioneer of the slap-thumb method of bass playing is taking his group, Graham Central Station, back on the road. Graham Central Station was formed in 1973 and performed together until 1979. Graham re-formed Graham Central Station after Sly and the Family... »

  • Les Claypool tour update (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Coachella)

    Les Claypool has just updated his 2010 tour schedule to include some dates in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas in April: 4/19 at Stubb’s in Austin, TX 4/20 at House Of Blues in Houston, TX 4/21 at Lakewood Theatre in Dallas, TX 4/23 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK 4/24 at The Village in Little Rock,... »

  • The Who Tribute to be held at Carnegie Hall

    Ever wanted to see some of your favorite players give their own take on the legendary bass lines of the Who’s John Entwistle? Here’s your chance: promoter Michael Dorf will be presenting “The Music of the Who” at Carnegie Hall on March 2, 2010. The event, which benefits six organizations for music education, will feature... »

  • Meshell Ndegeocello announces west coast tour

    10-time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello is set to tour on the west coast starting in February following the release of her latest album, Devil’s Halo. On tour with her will be bassist Mark Kelley, guitarist Chris Bruce, drummer Deantoni Parks and keyboardist Keefus Ciancia. On Devil’s Halo, the bassist/songwriter said she wanted to focus on... »

  • Nick Oliveri announces Death Acoustic tour dates

    Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri’s Death Acoustic tour starts next month, throughout the U.S. east coast. West coast shows will follow later in the year. East coast tour dates: Jan 22: Middle East in Cambridge MA Jan 23: Pianos in New York NY Jan 24: Khyber in Philadelphia PA Jan 25:... »

  • moe. Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Next year marks the 20th anniversary of moe., the band consisting of bassist/vocalist Rob Derhak, guitarists/vocalists Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier, drummer Vinnie Amico, and percussionist Jim Loughlin. The group is gearing up for a busy year, with a focus on the band’s “commitment to their fans, their community, and their planet.” For starters, the... »

  • Sonic Youth 2010 tour dates

    Sonic Youth, featuring Kim Gordon, will be keeping busy in 2010 with plans for a new album, a DVD release, and creating the soundtrack to a new film by Michel Gondry. But first, they will be touring the southwest U.S. in support of their latest effort, The Eternal Here are the upcoming dates: January 4... »