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  • Help Kickstart Tri-Fi’s New Album

    Jazz trio Tri-Fi, featuring bassist and Scott Lafaro expert Phil Palombi, have announced that they are in the process of creating a new album. The CD will be their third album, following up on 2007’s Postcards. To fund the project, they have created a Kickstarter account, which asks for donations in return for gifts, ranging... »

  • Low Notes for Nashville Kicks Off NAMM Weekend Right

    The guys from Low Notes for Nashville really know how to throw a party. Low Notes For Nashville – The Benefit Concert was held last night in Nashville, with a non-stop, 4+ hour lineup of bassists performing and sharing stories about Nashville, area musicians and ways to help people impacted by the flooding that took... »

  • Thump Music Announces Victor Wooten Australian Clinic Tour

    Following a successful tour in 2009, Thump Music and Victor Wooten have announced they’re joining forces again this year. The clinic will be expanded this year, including stops in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Joining Wooten is Australian bassist Dane Alderson, who will be presenting a clinic of his approach to technique, practice, improvisation... »

  • Fender Announces Rock & Roar Giveaway

    As a part of the promotion of the new Green Day: Rock Band video game, Fender has announced the Rock & Roar Giveaway. The grand-prize winner receives an autographed Squier by Fender Mike Dirnt Precision Bass Gutar, a Fender Rumble 15 combo amp, and a copy of the new Green Day: Rock Band game. Five... »

  • Leaving for NAMM

    Kevin and I are loading up the notreble-mobile with lots of tunes, snacks and a bunch of No Treble stickers and heading south today for the big Summer NAMM show. It is a 10 hour drive (each way!), and it’s a sacrifice we’re willing to make so we can cover all the new bass stuff.... »

  • Primus Gears Up for 2nd Annual Oddity Faire Tour

    After announcing a summer tour, Primus will also be taking part in the 2nd annual Oddity Faire Tour, which is being billed as a “freak show like no other.” The tour is a multi-medium event, including musicians as well as other performers. The acts joining the trio for the trek will be rotating throughout the... »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld Breaks from New Album to Tour with Herbie Hancock

    After announcing her work on several upcoming albums, Tal Wilkenfeld revealed that she will be joining Herbie Hancock on the road as he tours in support of his newest effort, The Imagine Project. Wilkenfeld broke the news on her Facebook page, adding that to do so, she will be taking a break from making her... »

  • Christian McBride Joins Chick Corea’s Freedom Band Tour

    Christian McBride Joins Chick Corea’s Freedom Band Tour

    Bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride will be traveling all over the world in his upcoming tour with the new Chick Corea Freedom Band. The quartet also features saxophonist Kenny Garrett and drummer Roy Haynes. The group as a whole first played together for Corea’s Remembering Bud Powell, but each member has worked with one another in... »

  • BOSS Announces Loop Station Contest

    BOSS has launched the “Loop Station World Championship” for musicians using any RC-Series looping product to showcase their work and enter to win prizes. To enter, you need to upload a video of you using one of BOSS’s RC-series looping products to Youtube, and fill out an entry form on BOSS’s website. The title of... »

  • Iron Maiden Announce New Album Release Date, Free Download and Tour

    Iron Maiden unveiled the artwork and releases date of their upcoming studio album, The Final Frontier. The band’s new CD will be available Monday, August 16th. Until then they are giving away the first single, “El Dorado,” as a free download. The Final Frontier will be the group’s 15th studio album, following up on 2006’s... »