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  • Replacements? Don’t count on it.

    According to bassist Tommy Stinson, if the Replacements were to reunite soon, it would be for all the wrong reasons. He says it’s true that promoters have been flashing cash at them, and it’s true the band has contemplated cashing in. But Stinson makes it very clear a reunion would only be for the love... »

  • Bryan Beller tour update

    Bryan Beller is “bringing the music and the message to as many people as possible” with a tour to support the release of Thanks In Advance. Here’s the latest: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 8pm the Bryan Beller Band (special Cleveland lineup!) at The Winchester 12112 Madison Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44107 Admission: $10 Also appearing: Doug... »

  • Featured Bass Gigs

    Owensboro, Kentucky: Metal/Thrash/Progressive band “Factory Damage” is seeking a bass player details | band site Oxnard, California: An unnamed band posted, “are you sick of playing METAL? Are you sick of the same ol’ cover tunes? Do you want to be in a truly original band with a bunch of cool people? We are looking... »

  • Christian McBride joins Mike Clark on “Blueprints of Jazz”

    Drummer Mike Clark has released a new album in Talking House Records’s “Blueprints of Jazz” series. For “Vol. 1“, Clark enlisted Christian McBride for the standup bass role. Patrice Rushen joins on piano, Jed Levy on tenor sax, and Donald Harrison on alto sax. Track Listing: 1. In The House 2. Like That 3. 10th... »

  • RHCP extend study break

    Flea continues to hit the books at the University of Southern California – Los Angeles, which is prompting the Red Hot Chili Peppers to consider taking another year of sabbatical. Or so they say. According to an ominous statement from drummer Chad Smith, there could be other factors involved. “You can’t force anybody to play... »

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  • A Boatful of Jazz

    In a recent All About Jazz article, Larry Taylor takes us along on the Playboy Jazz Cruise which sailed late last month on Holland America’s Westerdam. The Caribbean voyage was hosted by Marcus Miller and featured a different headlining musician for each night. The all-things-jazz cruise included history presentations, Q&A with the musicians, and late... »

  • Michael Manring Tour Updates (Feb-June 2009)

    Here’s the latest and greatest tour information from Michael Manring Solo performances Fri Feb 27 & 28 Anthropology Live Music Club in Mexico City, Mexico Jackie Perkins & the Exotique Band Thu March 5 Teatro Astoria in Lerici (SP), Italy (info: tour@armadilloclub.org) Jackie Perkins & the Exotique Band Fri March 6 Auditorium Toscanini in Parma,... »

  • Jaco Pastorius Park

    Palms Beach ArtsPaper has a nice feature on the new park honoring the late, great Jaco Pastorius. The park is on Dixie Highway in Oakland Park, Florida, near where Jaco grew up, and covers seven acres. The park opened on what would have been Jaco’s 57th birthday, last December 1st. You can read the entire... »

  • The Freakish Approach: Claypool on His New Album, Upcoming Tour

    In a recent interview with The Daily Aztec, Primus bassist Les Claypool shares what we can expect to hear from him soon. His latest album, Of Fungi and Foe will be released March 17. Claypool described this venture as “kind of dark and creepy” and “a little more moody than some of the stuff I’ve... »

  • David Pastorius & Local 518 set to release “Sense of Urgency”

    Local 518 has just completed recording their second album, “Sense of Urgency”, recorded at Studio 101 in Melbourne, Florida. The album will be released on P-Vine Records in Japan. Local 518 includes David Pastorius on bass, Al Brodeur on guitar, Bjarne Jannik Kjaer on drums, Anthony Darmana on percussion and Dave Hoag on keys. Pastorius... »