2012 was a huge year for Bassnectar, playing in massive venues, releasing VAVA VOOM with collabs from Lupe Fiasco, Angel Haze, Mimi Page and DC Breaks, selling out two nights at Red Rocks Ampitheater and his New Years show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. But for this 2013 Spring Tour, Bassheads are getting a change of pace from large overcrowded venues. This tour starts with a string of intimate shows, kicking the tour off April 24th in Burlington, Vermont and continue down the East Coast for three weeks with the Ambassador’s Busnectar.“In the last two years we have expanded to large venues and arenas and that has been fulfilling and fun. However, there is nothing like the feeling of the more intimate clubs and theaters . I wanted to find some tighter options and put together a nonstop 3 week rollercoaster of ram-packed rooms which feel like they are exploding from the inside out. It’s basically a run of festivals until the fall, so this short blitz is our chance to go completely buck wild before summertime.”– BASSNECTARRotating supporting acts will include Michal Menert, Griz, Arcnemesis, & Up Until Now. Thriftworks will be opening the show on all dates. The tour wraps up in Chattanooga on May 12th. Fan club tickets will go on sale February 6th at noon Eastern Time, and public on sale starts February 8th and 9th. Also, three dates have been released that are secret specials shows. 3/30 a Canadian Special, 5/3 a Southern Special, and 5/31-6/1 Colorado Special.Wed 4/24 Burlington Memorial Auditorium Burlington, VTThu 4/25 House of Blues Boston, MAFri 4/26 House of Blues Boston, MASat 4/27 Main Street Armory Rochester, NYSun 4/28 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RIWed 5/1 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PAThu 5/2 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PASat 5/4 Fillmore Washington, DCSun 5/5 Fillmore Washington, DCWed 5/8 Township Auditorium Columbia, SCThu 5/9 Grady Cole Center Charlotte, NCFri 5/10 Tabernacle Atlanta, GASat 5/11 Tabernacle Atlanta, GASun 5/12 Track 29 Chattanooga,TNWATCH THE NEW YEARS 2013 RECAP HERE:LISTEN TO UNDERWORLD “REZ (BASSNECTAR REMIX)”:
Ultra-wideband (UWB) indoor location technology is on the cusp of substantial market growth. High-precision UWB technologies are not new, however the cost/accuracy trade-off has previously limited this technology to very niche applications. According to a report published by ABI Research, this has started to change now. Startups have invent ways to cost effectively implement the technology without compromising on performance.In its analysis, ABI Research has uncovered a number of companies that it predicts will be very disruptive in this space. Decawave remains the biggest influencer, now shipping UWB ICs for less than $15 at scale. This opened the floodgates for a host of startups working with the technology for the first time to contend in the market.Partners Decawave and Quantitec are making significant progress with the likes of Bosch; while Nanotron is a “20-year-old startup” that offers a well-thought-out embedded location platform. UWINLOC is another new startup that created a semi-passive UWB solution that can ultimately compete on price with passive RFID, while also providing similar benefits to an active technology through energy harvesting.Not only is UWB expected to disrupt the existing market, it will also open up new opportunities around compliance, traceability, fleet management, pallet tracking, staff management, fulfillment, and inventory management. The major competitive threat stems from Bluetooth; while it comes with a range of cost/accuracy trade-offs, its major advantage is its easy integration with smartphones and industrial wearables. Companies like Bluvision, Kontakt.io, MIST and Quuppa lead the way in this space.It is still very early, but the ability to deliver consistently on the impressive pricing, accuracy, and performance parameters that vendors are touting today will be what really differentiates Bluetooth and UWB technologies from one another. More about these findings from ABI Research can be seen in their report: Next Generation Asset Tracking Technologies, Opportunities, and Revenues. This report is part of the company’s Beacons, Indoor Analytics & Location, Enterprise IT & OT Convergence, Semiconductors, and Transformative Technology sectors, which include research, data, and analyst insights.