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NPR’s Carrie Brownstein Announces Bass Solo Contest

NPR Bass Solo ContestCarrie 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? I bet you would feel heavy, as in heavily awesome.”

We couldn’t agree more.

In this spirit, Brownstein is asking for you to send in either audio or video of yourself playing your best bass solo. Entries can be either original or covers of your favorite solo. The top solos will be put on the blog, then voted on. The winner receives some NPR related prizes, a copy of the Superchunk 7″ “Crossed Wires,” autographed by bass player Laura Ballance, and of course, glorious bragging rights.

The deadline is Friday, May 28th at 5 p.m. PDT, and all entries must be sent to Before entering, don’t forget to read the NPR terms of use.

Read the whole blog at the Monitor Mix page on NPR Music.

Thanks to our friend Matt Wolfe for the heads up.