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  • 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... »

  • Rush Among Inductees of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Honored by Les Claypool

    Rush will be among the artists inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame this on March 28th. The 6th Annual CSHF Gala will be presented at the George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The music of Rush will be celebrated with performances by Les Claypool, Alexisonfire and Jacob Moon.... »

  • Ansir Bass Build (part 2): the Bravura prize bass updates and upgrades

    In part 2 of an ongoing video series, Ansir Music’s Jody Michael explains the build process for their basses, and specifically, the prize bass for the No Treble contest. This week’s installment discusses the updates to the body, neck and electronics. Speaking of electronics, Ansir has decided to upgrade the pickup system for the prize... »

  • Atoms For Peace tour dates announced, with Thom Yorke and Flea

    Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has announced the name of his new supergroup, which includes Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and tour dates for the band. The group, Atoms for Peace, also includes Joey Waronker of R.E.M., Mauro Refosco of Forro in the Dark, and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. They have announced a 9-date tour,... »

  • 32nd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival to Feature Who’s Who of Bassists

    The Playboy Jazz Festival promises to be another bass player’s favorite, featuring performances and appearances by Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Dwayne Burno, John Clayton’s Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, Chick Corea’s freedom band with Christian McBride, and many more. Hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, the festival will take place June 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles,... »

  • Smashing Pumpkins Hold Open Auditions for New Bassist

    Ever wanted to play along side Billy Corgan in the Smashing Pumpkins? Well your big chance has arrived! Corgan has announced that the band will be having open auditions for a new bassist, as well as a new keyboardist. Smashing Pumpkins bassist Ginger Pooley just had a baby and wants to raise her child without... »

  • 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). »