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  • Les Claypool Tour Update (New Shows Announced)

    Les Claypool has added new U.S. dates to his current tour. Pre-sale tickets go on sale today. Here’s the latest: March 10 Zurich, CH, at Abart March 11 Milan, IT, at Alkatraz March 12 Bologna, IT, at Estragon March 13 Treviso, IT, at New Age March 15 Munich, DE, at 59:1 March 16 Vienna, AT,... »

  • Ansir Bass Build (part 1): The early stages of the Bravura prize bass

    In part 1 of an ongoing video series, Ansir Music’s Jody Michaels explains the build process for their basses. This video shows off the early stages of the prize bass being built, for the contest here on No Treble (enter here, through March 31, 2010). »

  • New Mike Gordon live album, tour dates

    Phish bassist Mike Gordon has released a new double disc album with his own band. The album, which is available at, is a live recording from Gordon’s performance at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY on October 3, 2009. This is the second release from Gordon’s five-piece band, which includes Scott Murawski on guitar,... »

  • Contest: Win an Ansir Bravura Custom Bass

    Ansir Music is sponsoring a bass giveaway this month on No Treble. One lucky reader will get a custom-built Ansir bass, and they’ll be posting videos and photos throughout the coming weeks to showcase the building process for the prize bass. Ansir founder Jody Michael has a unique process of building basses. First, he starts... »

  • Sublime with Rome Announce Tour Dates

    Sublime fans will be pleased to hear that the controversy surrounding the band’s name has been resolved, and original members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh will be hitting the road in April with new frontman Rome Ramirez, under the banner “Sublime with Rome”. Fourteen years after the death of founding member Bradley Nowell, the group... »

  • RIP Tom “T-Bone” Wolk

    Billboard reports that long-time Hall and Oates bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, died Saturday, February 27th, of an apparent heart attack. Wolk was scheduled to perform with Hall and Oates this week as part of Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” show’s one year anniversary. In addition to his work with Hall and Oates, Wolk also recorded with... »

  • 10th Annual Summer Camp Music Festival to feature Victor Wooten and more

    The Summer Camp music festival to be held in Chillicothe, Illinois promises to be another groovy, bass-filled weekend, with such acts as Victor Wooten, moe., Gov’t Mule, Railroad Earth, Steel Pulse, and many more. The festival, which is celebrating its 10th year running, is a green event which seeks to “reduce [its] carbon footprint, support... »

  • Bassist Billy Cox Featured on Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour

    Bassist Billy Cox Featured on Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour

    The Experience Hendrix Tour will be hitting the road in March featuring a who’s who of rock and blues artists, including bassist Billy Cox, who played with Hendrix in the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Band of Gypsys. Other performers include Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brad Whitford (of Aerosmith), Doyle... »

  • Medeski Martin and Wood Tour Dates

    Medeski Martin and Wood have kicked off their 10 day west coast tour, beginning in San Diego, California. The experimental jazz group, featuring Chris Wood on bass, will be trekking in support of their recently released box set, Radiolarians: The Evolutionary Set. The collection includes the Radiolarian albums I, II, and III, a 10 track... »

  • Rotosound announces Dave Pybus & Billy Sheehan appearances for Musikmesse 2010

    Bassists Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) and Dave Pybus (Cradle of Filth) will be performing at the Rotosound stand during the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010 event next month. Sheehan will perform at 2pm on Friday, March 26th and at 2pm on Saturday, March 27th. Pybus will perform at 3pm on Friday, March 26th and at 3pm on... »