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  • Revival of the Dead

    Get out your tie-dyes. According to bassist Phil Lesh, the Dead is coming back in 2009 for a 19-city tour. The band split in 2004, but got back together to do two benefits for President Elect Barack Obama in 2008. Lesh is approaching the tour with a sense of curious expectation. “When you walk out... »

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  • Michael Manring 2009 Tour Updates

    Michael Manring is kicking off 2009 with a busy schedule. On January 10th, Manring is leading a clinic at Bass Club Chicago. The show is open to everyone, but seating limited to 40 attendees. Call (312) 666-3521 to purchase advance tickets. More shows Fri. Jan. 9 at 8pm Accompanying up singer-songwriters John Gorka and Susan... »

  • Flea joins The Faces reunion tour

    It looks like the Faces reunion is really going to happen, with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea holding down the low end. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Ronnie Wood said “We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go. It’s like no time has passed by. There’s a lot... »

  • Richard Simon: L.A. Performances

    Jazz bassist and educator Richard Simon has added a full calendar of Los Angeles-based performances: December 24: Christmas Eve with singer Barbara Morrison at Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, CA – 6:30 – 10_30 pm December 27: Birthday celebration with singer Ernie Andrews at the Jazz Bakery, Culver City – 8 and 10pm December... »

  • Michael Manring Tour Dates

    Michael Manring has just updated his tour schedule. Fri. Oct 24 Godfrey Daniel’s Coffeehouse 7 East Fourth Street Bethlehem, PA 18015-1601 (610) 867-2390 Solo Performance Sat. Oct 25 Five Towns Music College Dix Hills Long Island, NY 11746 Guitar Festival Workshop 1PM, Concert 8PM Solo and with guitarists Rudy Perrone and William Ackerman Fri Oct... »

  • Nickel Eye: Nikolai Fraiture’s new solo project

    The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture is performing in his first solo show on October 15th, in London. The performance is the first for Fraiture’s new side-project, Nickel Eye, with UK band “South” serving as the backing band. After the London show, Nickel Eye will perform a couple of shows in New York. The band is... »

  • Phil Lesh & Friends tour update

    Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his band, Phil Lesh and Friends, are on tour, co-headlining with the Allman Bros. Band. Phil Lesh and Friends perform updated versions of songs from the Dead’s vast library. Complete tour details are available on the band’s web site. »

  • Returning to Forever

    Return To Forever, featuring Stanley Clarke on bass, Chick Corea on piano, Al Di Meola on guitar and Lenny White on drums, has just announced dates for their upcoming tour. Every RTF fan I know is going nuts with the news (including me). The tour is is scheduled through August 2008… here are the dates... »

  • Michael Manring 2008 concert schedule

    Michael had to cancel a recent show due to a bout with pneumonia. We wish him a speedy recovery! Michael is doing a live online masterclass, in conjunction with Bass Player Magazine, on Wednesday March 12 us at 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific. See Bass Player Magazines’s site for more details. Here’s the rest of... »

  • Michael Manring Tour Update (Nov/Dec 2007)

    Michael Manring has just announced his newest tour schedule. with the Demania Trio: Tue. Nov. 6: Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA Thu. Nov 8: Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA Fri. Nov. 9: McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA with singer-songwriter John Gorka: Thu. Nov. 29: Cactus Cafe/U of Texas, Austin, TX Fri. Nov. 30: Paramount Theatre, Abilene, TX... »