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Bootsy Collins to appear at Memorial Day Celebration

On May 25th, Bootsy Collins will be appearing at the River Downs Race Track in Cincinnati for a Special Memorial Day Celebration. In addition to Collins, there will be musicians from Bootsy Collin’s Bootzilla Productions performing live music. A memorial race for Matt Maupin will take place during the event. Bootsy will have CDs available for purchase. 100% of the...


Steve Bailey appearing at Rock and Roll Camp

Bassist Steve Bailey is making a repeat appearance at the Jackson Hole Rock and Roll Camp, taking place July 13-17. The event will be taking place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Steve Bailey is regarded as one of the most influential bassists in rock and jazz music. He has played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Jethro Tull, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd...

New Albums

Les Claypool releases “Of Fungi And Foe” on vinyl

Les Claypool’s latest album, Of Fungi and Foe, was released on vinyl today, along with a new t-shirt. The album was released as a CD and digital download in March, 2009. Both the LP and t-shirt are available at his Club Bastardo online store. Track list for Of Fungi and Foe: 1. Mushroom Men 2. Amanitas 3. Red State Girl...

New Albums

Carbon Leaf: New album, new bassist, new tour

Carbon Leaf will release their eighth studio, “Nothing Rhymes with Woman“, on May 19th. The album debuts the band’s new bassist, Jon Markel, who replaced bassist Jordan Medas in October, 2008. Medas had left the band in August on good terms to pursue a career in teaching. The band will also be touring this summer, starting out with The Alternate...

No Treble Sticker Giveaway

No Treble Sticker Giveaway

We just had a bunch of no treble stickers made up, and we’re giving them away! All you need to do is send a self-addressed stamped envelope to this address: No Treble Sticker P.O. Box 321 Winchester, VA 22604-0321 Be sure to include postage or we won’t be able to mail them! If you live outside the U.S. and can’t...


Ray Riendeau announces Art of Improvising Clinic

Ray Riendeau is holding a bass clinic on June 13, 2009, at Mojos Music Academy in Longmont, Colorado. The clinic will focus on techniques and approaches to improvising solos and bass lines. Admission is $25. For more details, call (303) 776-3373. Mojos Music Academy is located at 230 Primrose Court, Longmont, CO 80501. Ray will also be teaching private lessons...


Beyond Bass Camp with Steve Lawson

Solo bassist and bass instructor Steve Lawson has announced Beyond Bass Camp, a one-day workshop for bass players he’ll be leading each month, starting on June 20th in London. The events will be held on the third Saturday of each month, and the cost is £70 per person and includes lunch and coffee/tea. If you sign up for all 5,...

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NorCal Bassix Bass Day review

[Editor’s note: Wade Craver and sent us this nice piece following his NorCal Bassix First Annual Bass Day event on May 2nd. We donated some notreble t-shirts, stickers and postcards for the event.] NorCal Bassix – Bass Day, what an event! No one left this venue dissatisfied. In addition to their new expansion, the new store Music Max in Palo...

Concerts & Tours

Les Claypool tour update

Here’s the latest and greatest tour information for Les Claypool May 23: Summer Camp Festival in Chilicothe, IL May 24: Hookahville Festival in Thornville, OH May 26: Neighborhood Theater with O’Death in Charlotte, NC May 27: Orange Peel with O’Death in Asheville, NC May 28: Shoreline Ballroom with O’Death Hilton Head, SC May 30: Pompano Amphitheater with Matisyahu in Pompano...

Concerts & Tours

Dave Holland summer tour dates announced

The Dave Holland Quintet will be touring Europe this May. Dave Holland will be performing with other acts and in numerous jazz festivals this summer as well. Dave Holland Quintet May 10: Bahnhof in Friedrichshafen, Germany May 12: Auditorium Canneti in Venice, Italy May 14: Center Cuulturel Bergerac in Bergerac, France May 15: Pole Culturel d’Alfortville in Alfortville, France May...

New Albums

Rush bass tabs book released

Alfred Publishing has released Rush Deluxe Bass Tab Collection, including 22 tabs from Rush’s 30+ year library. Bass tabs for songs from Rush’s first album through Snakes & Arrows are included: Working Man Fly by Night Closer to the Heart The Trees YYZ The Spirit of Radio Red Barchetta Limelight Tom Sawyer Freewill New World Man Subdivisions Distant Early Warning...

Concerts & Tours, New Albums

John Patitucci solo release and tour announced

John Patitucci’s newest solo album, Remembrance, will be released on August 4th. In addition to keeping August 4th in mind, keep these other important dates in mind: Saturday, May 9 Workshop and Concert The Kimmel Center Philadelphia PA, USA Thursday, May 21 and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00pm Scorched with John Scofield, Peter Erskine and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Symphony...