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Gig Announcements

The Autumn Offering seeking bassist

Alright metal fans, the The Autumn Offering from Daytona Beach, FL, is urgently looking to replace their recently departed bassist Mike Poggione. Here’s the buzz straight from The Autumn Offering: “Unfortuanately, our bassist Mike has some family concerns that are going to prevent him from preforming in The Autumn Offering. We wish him the best! We don’t normally do things...


Cincinnati Bass Blast!

On July 15th at 7pm, the Cincinnati Bass Blast, a gathering by bassists for bassists, will kick off in Liberty Township, Ohio. There will be performances by bassists Steven Guerrero, Doug Johns, and Jauqo III-X. This production is being produced by BYO Productions – aka Helena Bouchez and David Yates – who are dedicated to creating events for bassists. Check...

New Albums

Squarepusher: Solo Electric Bass 1

Squarepusher will be releasing Solo Electric Bass 1 on August 17th 2009 via Warp records. This highly limited release is a collection of unedited live recordings of original compositions by Squarepusher. Squarepusher is the stage name for electronic music artist Tom Jenkinson, who performs drum and bass electronic music, with a significant jazz influence. The recording was taken at his...

New Albums

Mimi Jones debut album: A New Day

Mimi Jones, a talented bassist, vocalist and composer, will release her debut album A New Day with an eclectic mix of compositions that blend across musical genres. The album hits the streets on September 15th, 2009 and features Mimi Jones (voice, bass), Miki Hayama (piano, wurlitzer and keys), Marvin Sewell (guitar), Marcus Gilmore (drums), with special guests Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet)...


Bad Lieutenant formed with Blur Bassist

The band New Order officially finished with the loss of bassist Peter Hook last year, but the remaining band-mates singer-guitarist Bernard Sumner, drummer Stephen Morris and guitarist Phil Cunningham, have found their sound with the addition of Blur bassist Alex James. The buzz is that the band has already completed an album due for release in October.

Concerts & Tours, Player News

Lita Ford recruits P.J. Farley for tour

Lita Ford, the 80’s hard-rock queen and lead guitarist for The Runaways, has recruited P.J. Farley from Trixter/Ra as her new touring bassist. Since her return in 2008 from a 15 year break, Ford has been planning to release a new album, Wicked Wonderland, on her JLRG Entertainment label later this year, as well as playing a 75-date tour. Be...

Player News

Krist Novoselic withdraws candidacy

Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has withdrawn his candidacy for county clerk in the state of Washington. Novoselic had started the campaign a month ago as a protest. He was protesting the state’s system of allowing candidates to choose their own party affiliations. He was running under the “Grange Party” banner (a non-existent political party). From his blog page, Novoselic...


Hot Tuna’s Jamaica Celebration

Hot Tuna recently announced that they will be playing in Jamaica this December to celebrate the 50 year old friendship between the band’s two founding members, bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. The band will be offering an all-inclusive package for the Jamaican get-away from December 10-14 which includes accommodation at Lido Negril resort and spa. Tip of the...

New Albums

Super 400: Sweet Fist

Super 400 is working on their latest soon to be released album, Sweet Fist, and No Treble got a sneak preview of the rock monster’s work. The record was recorded on tape at legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, and adds another gem to their discography. In their words the album “stands for power and heart, honesty and desire!” Super...


SongKick: Never miss a concert

How often do you find yourself jumping from site to site for you favorite bands, trying to find out when they are on tour? SongKick makes it easy! It is a social-concert site dedicated to concert recommendations. You can import your Last.FM top 50 to track, post pictures from concerts you’ve attended, track specific bands, or track other people and...

Metronome Madness
Bass Lessons

Metronome Madness

One of the biggest creeds for bassists is “thou shalt worship thy metronome” (it comes right after “thou shalt be the sexiest member in the band”), and with good reason. Sexiness aside, we are the foundation, both harmonically and metrically, for the rest of the band. We’re the pulse. These exercises will help you get more mileage out of your...

Player News

Player Watch: Reed Mathis

All About Jazz has posted a feature piece on bassist Reed Mathis. Mathis is the bassist for Tea Leaf Green, who recently wrapped up the Got No Friends Tour. He’s someone bassists should keep an eye for his unique playing style. You can check out some of Mathis’s music with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and get a free download...