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  • King Crimson: Lizard 40th Anniversary Edition

    King Crimson’s Lizard is turning 40. In celebration, the band is releasing a new and expanded reissue of the 1970 album on January 12, 2010 (preorder). Steven Wilson remastered the CD in 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters and the mix and release is approved by guitarist Robert Fripp. Three extra tracks are... »

  • Chris Minh Doky: “September” live

    Today’s video features bassist Chris Minh Doky performing “September”, from his album The Nomad Diaries. Chris is performing on his Yamaha Silent bass. Enjoy! »

  • Name Freekbass’s new group and win guest tickets to their shows

    The ever-funky Freekbass has formed a new project with DJ Logic and keyboardist Steve Molitz after the trio had a jam session over the summer in PA’s Church of Universal Love and Music. The group has yet to give themselves a name, and is asking fans to tweet their ideas for band names at DJ... »

  • Les Claypool “Hits The Slopes” in February 2010

    Les Claypool has new concert dates for the U.S. in February, 2010: 2/12: Aspen, CO, at Belly Up Tavern 2/13: Boulder, CO, at Fox Theatre 2/14: Denver, CO, at Ogden Theatre 2/16: Tucson, AZ, at Rialto Theatre 2/17: Flagstaff, AZ, at Orpheum Theater 2/19: Montbleu Theatre, at Lake Tahoe, CA 2/20: Eugene, OR, at McDonald... »

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  • Professor Flea

    Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea (Michael Balzary) recently spoke with CNN about The Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a school he developed in 2001 with his childhood friend, Tree (Keith Barry). The non-profit school, located at Sunset Junction in Los Angeles, offers after-school lessons and focuses on the fundamentals of playing an instrument, rather than... »

  • The Bogdon Box Bass, A Cardboard Upright

    The Bogdon Box Bass, A Cardboard Upright

    While hunting down the next great bass video, I stumbled upon this three year old video featuring a cardboard bass, aka the “Bogdon Box Bass”. The bass is marketed as “a reduction of technology and the simplification of needs.” And yes, there’s a company who makes them. You can order a fully-assembled one or a... »

  • RIP Jeff Clyne

    Jeff Clyne, one of the best jazz bassists to come out of the UK, passed away on November 16th of a heart attack. Clyne, who was 72, broke onto the scene in the 1950’s, and in 1958 joined Tubby Hayes’ band, the Jazz Couriers. In 1965, Clyne played on Stan Tracey’s classic album “Under Milk... »

  • Michael Manring Tour Update (Nov 2009 – June 2010)

    Michael Manring has updated his tour schedule through next year. Here’s the latest… Friday, November 20, 2009 With guitarist Adam Werner The Grieb Theater: 5440 Valley Circle Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30pm Saturday, November 21, 2009 Solo clinic for Zon Guitars Bass San Diego, 6255 Ferris Square Ste. E,... »

  • A review of “Palabras Malas” by Many Arms

    Wild, loud and at times verging on chaos, this is not music for everyone; but I loved this record. No one else sounds like Many Arms, who follow their own path and clearly make this music because they love it – it is certainly not designed for radio formats. The band names the Mahavishnu Orchestra,... »

  • Yellowjackets: Man Facing North

    Yellowjackets: Man Facing North

    Here’s a 1993 performance of the Yellowjackets performing “Man Facing North” live in Montreux. Bassist Jimmy Haslip takes a solo before the half-way mark, and does some nice doubling with Bob Mintzer. »