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  • Wailers Celebrate 40 Years of “Family Man” With Tour

    The Wailers, who played with Bob Marley during his lifetime, are on the road in a trek that takes them across the U.S. The legendary reggae band is on tour in celebration of bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who co-founded the band and has stayed with the group for 40 years. It was Barrett’s musical... »

  • Slayer Announces Rescheduled Dates After Araya’s Surgery

    In early January, we reported that Slayer frontman Tom Araya was scheduled to have back surgery, and that the band’s American and Canadian Carnage Tour had to be rescheduled. Araya had his procedure on May 20th, and the masters of metal have announced their make-up dates, which will occur after a European trek. In his... »

  • Billy Sheehan to Host ICMP Masterclass

    The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has announced that Billy Sheehan has signed on to lead an interactive bass masterclass. The event will be held on April 28th at the ICMP’s Kilburn facility in London. “Billy’s masterclasses are designed to be as inspirational as they are informative, teaching students how to improve their playing... »

  • Bakithi Kumalo Joins Simon and Garfunkel Tour

    South African bassist extraordinaire Bakithi Kumalo will be touring with folk duo Simon and Garfunkel in their North American ‘Old Friends’ tour. The tour focuses mostly in Canada, with about seven U.S. dates. Kumalo joined Paul Simon for his classic 1986 album Graceland, and has worked with him since. Kumalo has also worked with many... »

  • Ansir Bass Giveaway Winner Announced

    We’re pleased to announce that bassist Paul Bendig of Michigan has won the Ansir Bravura custom bass in the Ansir/No Treble contest! Paul is the bassist for Cherri and the Violators, a northern Michigan-based band, where Paul says he’ll “be very happy to use the bass as intended: out playing, not hanging on a peg!!”... »

  • Dave Holland Tour Dates Announced

    Dave Holland starts his world tour in April, performing with different groups along the way. Holland recently released Pathways, the first album with his new octet, and a new Archive Series of albums. Tour Schedule April 16, 2010: Regattabar – Cambridge, MA (Quintet) April 17, 2010: Regattabar – Cambridge, MA (Quintet) April 18, 2010: Buckley... »

  • Green Day Announce Summer Tour Dates

    Mike Dirnt and Green Day will be coming back to North America for summer tour dates after they complete their overseas trek which wraps up in July. The group is still touring in support of their latest Grammy award winning album, 21st Century Breakdown. A musical inspired and featuring the music of Green Day will... »

  • Ansir/No Treble Bravura Prize Bass Demo

    The Ansir Bravura prize bass is complete and ready for the lucky winner to be announced on 3/31. Check out bassist Warren Harris (aka Hanna), giving the bass a good trial run: If you haven’t entered the contest, you still have time. The drawing will be held on March 31st. Enter here. »

  • Sligo Jazz Project 2010 Adds Manring and Goldsby to Faculty

    Sligo Jazz Project’s annual International Summer School and festival will feature two bass faculty members, double bassist John Goldsby and electric bassist Michael Manring. Sligo Jazz Project was founded in 2005 by four Sligo-based musicians to promote jazz education and performance in the area. All faculty members give one master class and two ensemble sessions... »

  • Phish Announce Summer Tour and 3D Concert Movie

    Hot off the heels of Mike Gordon’s solo project tour, Phish have announced a 2010 summer tour which will be their biggest yet since reuniting last spring. The 29-show outing begins in Chicago during June and finishes up in Wantagh, NY in mid-August. Also look out for Phish 3D, which is a feature-length theatrical concert... »