the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Sons of Apollo Cancel Summer Festival Dates, Add European Dates

    Sons of Apollo Cancel Summer Festival Dates, Add European Dates

    All-star prog rock group Sons of Apollo has canceled the remainder of its summer festival appearances. The band, anchored by Billy Sheehan on a doubleneck bass, made the announcement on Facebook. “Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, Sons Of Apollo regretfully has had to cancel all remaining Summer Festival appearances at Wacken Open Air... »

  • Punch Brothers Announce Album, Tour Dates

    Punch Brothers Announce Album, Tour Dates

    The genre-bending bluegrass band Punch Brothers is back with All Ashore, an album that mandolinist describes as “a meditation on committed relationships in the present day, particularly in the present climate.” “We were hoping to create something that would be convincing as a complete thought, in this case as a nine-movement, or nine-piece, thought,” he... »

  • The Wood Brothers Extend Tour Dates Into 2019

    The Wood Brothers Extend Tour Dates Into 2019

    The Wood Brothers have been on tour for most of 2018, and they’re not showing any signs of slowing down. They’ve just tacked on more dates to their fall tour that will take them into January 2019. The newly announced dates kick off November 9th in Ithaca, New York before jumping down to Texas and... »

  • Rise Against Releases “The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1”

    Rise Against Releases “The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1”

    Rise Against has reimagined parts of their catalog with a new release called The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1. The compilation album features songs from their albums Wolves, Appeal to Reason, The Unraveling, Revolutions per Minute, and Endgame with acoustic or alternative instrumentation. It is, of course, anchored by bassist Joe Principe, who takes up... »

  • Dug Pinnick Steps Down From MC5 50th Anniversary Tour, Billy Gould Steps In

    Dug Pinnick Steps Down From MC5 50th Anniversary Tour, Billy Gould Steps In

    Wayne Kramer’s MC5 tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of Kick Out the Jams has gotten a bit of a shakeup. Fronted by Kramer, the band was scheduled to be filled out with King’s X bassist Dug Pinnick, but he’s left the tour. Faith No More’s Billy Gould will now fill in on the entire outing.... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • Trip Wamsley Releases “Shibboleth”

    Trip Wamsley Releases “Shibboleth”

    Trip Wamsley has released Shibboleth, a new solo album featuring three drummers alongside the bassist performing everything else. “Shibboleth” is defined as “a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning.” “Does it meaning anything?” Wamsley asks. “Is it realistic or... »

  • Darryl Anders and AgapéSoul Release “Conversations”

    Darryl Anders and AgapéSoul Release “Conversations”

    Bassist Darryl Anders and AgapéSoul have released their long-awaited sophomore album, Conversations. Similar to their first album, the modern soul band dishes out beautiful melodies and lush harmonies held together by Anders’ rich bass tone. This time around they called upon some fantastic guest artists including Tommy Sims, Geoffrey Williams, Eric Gales, Paul Jackson Jr.,... »

  • The Violent Femmes Unveil Fall Tour Dates

    The Violent Femmes Unveil Fall Tour Dates

    The Violent Femmes have announced a new set of fall tour dates. Starting October 26th at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the trio will visit New York, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and Michigan during the trek. The band is, of course, driven in part by the unmistakable acoustic bass guitar of Brian Ritchie. Check... »

  • Martin Nevin Releases Debut Solo Album, “Tenderness is Silent”

    Martin Nevin Releases Debut Solo Album, “Tenderness is Silent”

    Composer and double bassist Martin Nevin has worked with some of the top jazz musicians of our times: Albert “Tootie” Heath, Greg Osby, Ethan Iverson, and Ambrose Akinmusire, and more. Now he’s stepping out front with his debut album as a leader, entitled Tenderness is Silent. While Nevin is known for his jazz work, his... »

  • Derrick Hodge Anchors R+R=NOW’s Debut Album

    Derrick Hodge Anchors R+R=NOW’s Debut Album

    R+R=NOW is a new group featuring the monster talents of pianist Robert Glasper, keyboardist Terrace Martin, trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, beatboxer and synth player Taylor McFerrin, drummer Justin Tyson, and bassist Derrick Hodge. The collective gets their name from a Nina Simone quote, with the R+R standing for “Reflect and Respond”. “[It is] an... »