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    We’ve been tinkering with our Myspace account for a bit, and we’re now ready to make friends. It is still ugly, but hey… it is functional. So check us out. We’re looking forward to becoming friends with all the bassists out there (and bass fans). http://www.myspace.com/notreblecom. Next stop, Facebook. »

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  • Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center grand opening

    The grand opening of Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is taking place tomorrow, March 5th. The brand new community center in Oakland Park, Florida, will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm. The event is from 5pm to 7pm and will include a tour of the building. Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is located... »

  • Faith No More will play some more

    Bassist Bill Gould recently announced his band mates for a 2009 reunion of Faith No More. They are: frontman Mike Patton, Mike Bordin on drums, Roddy Bottum on keyboards, and Jon Hudson on guitar. The 2009 reunion will commemorate the 20th anniversary of their most popular album, The Real Thing. Gould goes on to comment... »

  • Replacements? Don’t count on it.

    According to bassist Tommy Stinson, if the Replacements were to reunite soon, it would be for all the wrong reasons. He says it’s true that promoters have been flashing cash at them, and it’s true the band has contemplated cashing in. But Stinson makes it very clear a reunion would only be for the love... »

  • Bryan Beller tour update

    Bryan Beller is “bringing the music and the message to as many people as possible” with a tour to support the release of Thanks In Advance. Here’s the latest: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 8pm the Bryan Beller Band (special Cleveland lineup!) at The Winchester 12112 Madison Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44107 Admission: $10 Also appearing: Doug... »

  • Featured Bass Gigs

    Owensboro, Kentucky: Metal/Thrash/Progressive band “Factory Damage” is seeking a bass player details | band site Oxnard, California: An unnamed band posted, “are you sick of playing METAL? Are you sick of the same ol’ cover tunes? Do you want to be in a truly original band with a bunch of cool people? We are looking... »

  • Christian McBride joins Mike Clark on “Blueprints of Jazz”

    Drummer Mike Clark has released a new album in Talking House Records’s “Blueprints of Jazz” series. For “Vol. 1“, Clark enlisted Christian McBride for the standup bass role. Patrice Rushen joins on piano, Jed Levy on tenor sax, and Donald Harrison on alto sax. Track Listing: 1. In The House 2. Like That 3. 10th... »

  • RHCP extend study break

    Flea continues to hit the books at the University of Southern California – Los Angeles, which is prompting the Red Hot Chili Peppers to consider taking another year of sabbatical. Or so they say. According to an ominous statement from drummer Chad Smith, there could be other factors involved. “You can’t force anybody to play... »

  • A Boatful of Jazz

    In a recent All About Jazz article, Larry Taylor takes us along on the Playboy Jazz Cruise which sailed late last month on Holland America’s Westerdam. The Caribbean voyage was hosted by Marcus Miller and featured a different headlining musician for each night. The all-things-jazz cruise included history presentations, Q&A with the musicians, and late... »

  • Michael Manring Tour Updates (Feb-June 2009)

    Here’s the latest and greatest tour information from Michael Manring Solo performances Fri Feb 27 & 28 Anthropology Live Music Club in Mexico City, Mexico Jackie Perkins & the Exotique Band Thu March 5 Teatro Astoria in Lerici (SP), Italy (info: tour@armadilloclub.org) Jackie Perkins & the Exotique Band Fri March 6 Auditorium Toscanini in Parma,... »