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Getting social

We’re finally getting around to being more social. So if you’re inclined, we’d love to meet you on Facebook. If Myspace is your thing, we’re there too. And if you do Twitter, you know what to do. More importantly, we want to hear from you. Shoot us a note on any of the above sites, or through our contact form....

New Albums

Nathan East / Fourplay: “Live in Capetown” DVD Released

Fourplay, a jazz supergroup formed by Nathan East on bass, Bob James on keyboards, Larry Carlton on guitar, and Harvey Mason on drums have released a new DVD, Live in Capetown. The DVD showcases a live performance in Cape Town during the band’s 2005 tour. Songs include: Galaxia, Chant, Blues Force, 101 Eastbound, Journey, Tally Ho, Amazing Grace, Max-O-Man, Bali...


MarloweDK shut down by copyright police

One of our favorite bassists for lessons and awesome videos, MarloweDK (Thomas Risell), has been shut down by YouTube. We’re really bummed. Almost as bummed as the man himself: ARGGGRRRR!! MY YOUTUBE ACCOUNT IS CLOSED!! ON COPYRIGHT ISSUES (my play-alongs), most of my videos were hosted there and are not available right now BUT DON’T DISPAIR! I still have the...

Jaco Pastorius Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Bass Videos, Events

Jaco Pastorius Community Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

As we reported earlier, the new Jaco Pastorius Community Center opened on March 5, 2009. Here’s a video of the event, with some photo slideshow at the end: Kudos to the people of Oakland Park.


Mark Hoppus on Blink-182 reuniting

During the Grammy Awards, Blink-182 announced they are reuniting. In a recent interview, bassist Mark Hoppus added “all of our energy is going into Blink-182. This isn’t a temporary thing. When I hear a band is doing a reunion, it just sounds fake to me, and that’s not how we are with this. Everybody’s putting 100 percent of their effort...

Concerts & Tours

Matthew Garrison tour updates

Here’s the latest tour info for indie bassist Matthew Garrison, through June, 2009, when he’ll be in the U.S. Mar 28 2009 at 8:00PM in Milano, Italy Blue Note – Milano, Italy with Pino Daniele Mar 29 2009 at 8:00PM in Milano, Italy Blue Note – Milano, Italy with Pino Daniele Apr 1 2009 at 8:00PM Blue Note – Milano,...

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Hartke Contest: Win Victor Wooten’s Rig!

Hartke is promoting a contest to win one of one of six Hartke HyDrive rigs, now endorsed by Victor Wooten. Each prize winner will receive Victor’s set up: the LH1000 Bass Amplifier with HyDrive 410 and 115 cabinets (retail value of $2,000). Enter here. And good luck.

New Albums

Loaded t-shirt design contest

What’s a new album without t-shirts? Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver) is promoting his latest project, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, and their upcoming album release with a t-shirt design contest. As recently announced via the band’s Myspace page, submissions can be sent to and they’ll choose a winner “as soon as [they] find the ‘one’“. The blurb promises...


Will you be our friend?

We’ve been tinkering with our Myspace account for a bit, and we’re now ready to make friends. It is still ugly, but hey… it is functional. So check us out. We’re looking forward to becoming friends with all the bassists out there (and bass fans). Next stop, Facebook.

Events, News

Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center grand opening

The grand opening of Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is taking place tomorrow, March 5th. The brand new community center in Oakland Park, Florida, will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm. The event is from 5pm to 7pm and will include a tour of the building. Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center is located at 4000 N. Dixie Highway,...