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  • Summer Bass Event Roundup

    There are plenty of bass events taking place this summer. Here’s a list of the ones hitting our radar so far. NH Bass Fest 2010 The New Hampshire Bass Fest is a four day event including ensembles, master classes, labs, guest artists, concerts and luthier displays. The event takes place June 16-19, 2010 at Southern... »

  • Fender’s Band of Skulls Bass Guitar Giveaway

    Fender’s contest to give away a Jazz Bass hand-painted by Band of Skulls bassist Emma Richardson, is running through Monday. The bass is signed by the entire band. Five second-place winners will receive the band’s debut album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey. Band of Skulls is coming off a successful U.S. tour that included performances... »

  • Future of the Left Continuing Tour With Replacement Bassist

    Future of the Left has recently posted upcoming European tour dates despite the recent departure of bassist Kelson Matthias. Matthias announced his decision to leave the band through their MySpace blog. The upcoming shows are being handled by bassist Steven Hodson, who is the bassist for Oceansize and Kong. The tour dates are as follows:... »

  • Rush: Clockwork Angels Sneak Preview

    Rush is certainly keeping busy. The band announced its next studio album, Clockwork Angels will release in 2011, with two tracks releasing next week (June 1st). “Caravan” and “BU2B” will be available as a digital download. Before the band finishes recording the album, they’ll hit the road for the 38-date Time Machine Tour, starting June... »

  • Christian McBride to Interview, Perform with Esperanza Spalding

    Christian McBride to Interview, Perform with Esperanza Spalding

    Christian McBride will be hosting an intimate one-on-one conversation with Esperanza Spalding after she gives a performance in an event presented by Jazz House Kids. The two jazz bass stars will also perform together, marking their debut duet performance. The evening’s proceeds benefit Jazz House Kids, an arts enrichment organization created to inspire and motivate... »

  • Low Notes for Nashville Announce Benefit Concert

    Low Notes for Nashville, who formed three weeks ago in response to the floods in Nashville, Tennessee, have announced a benefit concert to continuing the fundraising efforts for area musicians impacted by the flooding. Bassist Steve Bailey will headline the event, which takes place on June 17th at 8:00pm. The show will be hosted by... »

  • Larry Warrilow, Long-Time Jaco Pastorius Collaborator, Passes

    Lawrence “Larry” David Warrilow, a prominent member of the South Florida music scene and long-time collaborator of Jaco Pastorius, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 18. He was 64 years old. After his family moved to Miami in 1959, Larry became friends with Peter Graves, and his music career started in the 60’s, while... »

  • Furthur Festival: Phil Lesh’s Throwback to Grateful Dead

    After pondering which festivals they would play, bassist Phil Lesh and guitarist Bob Weir of Furthur decided to just make their own. The Furthur Festival will take place at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp, California on May 29th and 30th, with an “Open Aire Soundcheck” scheduled for the 28th. In a throwback to... »

  • Summer NAMM’s “Wanna Play Sunday” to Feature Victor Wooten

    This year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville will include the first ever “Wanna Play Sunday,” which will be open to the public. The event takes place on Sunday June 20th (the last day of NAMM), and will include music education sessions on how to get endorsed, how to set up a home studio, and more.... »

  • NPR’s Carrie Brownstein Announces Bass Solo Contest

    Carrie Brownstein, former guitarist for Sleater-Kinney, has announced a bass solo contest on her NPR Blog, Monitor Mix. After receiving bass solos on her voicemail from her friend, she thought “If one bass solo could make my day, how would I feel after hearing 10 bass solos, or 20? More importantly, how would you feel?... »