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  • Christian McBride Trio: Fried Pies

    Christian McBride Trio: Fried Pies

    Here’s a clip that will get your foot tapping. Christian McBride and his trio of pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. recently visited Seattle’s KPLU for a small set including their take on the classic Wes Montgomery tune “Fried Pies.” The group is firing on all cylinders as they quickly get into a... »

  • James Brown, Featuring Bernard Odum: Live on The Hollywood Palace

    James Brown, Featuring Bernard Odum: Live on The Hollywood Palace

    James Brown had tons of hits, and nearly every one of them was driven by an outstanding bass line. This clip from 1969 on The Hollywood Palace proves just that. After being introduced by Sammy Davis, Jr., Brown and his band tear through a medley of “I Got the Feelin,” “Cold Sweat,” “Say It Loud... »

  • Evan Brewer: Entheos “Primal” Playthrough

    Evan Brewer: Entheos “Primal” Playthrough

    Ever since Evan Brewer joined Entheos at the beginning of the year, I’ve been eager to check the band out. The technical death metal band’s Primal EP dropped this month and proved the wait was worth it. Brewer joins drummer Navene Koperweis, guitarist Frank Costa, and vocalist Chaney Crabb to lay down some brutally heavy... »

  • Gheorghe Postoronca: Lullaby to the Sea

    Gheorghe Postoronca: Lullaby to the Sea

    Solo bassist Gheorghe Postoronca‘s latest video is guaranteed to chill you out. Like many of his songs, “Lullaby to the Sea” utilizes a chordal fingerstyle to create a spellbinding musical journey. Postoronca performs the song in front of the sea to use the crashing waves as an ambient backdrop. Check out his innovative use of... »

  • Now Vs Now: Ancient Alien, Live

    Now Vs Now: Ancient Alien, Live

    Here’s a killer video of Now Vs Now performing “Ancient Alien” from their album Earth Analog, live at Relix. The song features the electro space groove travelers throwing down with a massive, futuristic soundscape. The band consists keyboardist Jason Linder, drummer Justin Tyson, and bassist Panagiotis Andreou, who utilizes some crazy effects to bolster the... »

  • Kollejen with Jan Urbanec: Udder Terror

    Kollejen with Jan Urbanec: Udder Terror

    Jan Urbanec just sent me this video of a project he’s doing with percussionist Adam Koller. Jan humbly said, “I hope you’ll like it! Still unnecessary amount of notes, but…we had great fun with it.” »

  • Alex Canion: Voyager’s “The Domination Game” Playthrough

    Alex Canion: Voyager’s “The Domination Game” Playthrough

    Here’s another one for heavy music fans. Alex Canion sent us this playthrough of “The Domination Game” from his band Voyager’s album, V, and it’s got some serious weight to it. Canion uses slap and fingerstyle to pull a fat, gritty sound out of his bass that fills out the low end of the mix.... »

  • Willy González Trio: La Saladita

    Willy González Trio: La Saladita

    I love hearing music from around the world, especially when it features the bass. Here’s a fantastic clip of Argentinian bassist Willy González and his Trio performing “La Saladita” from their latest album, Tamocomoqueremo. González, who started as a jazz musician, has been reimagining traditional Latin American styles on his six-string bass. “La Saladita” is... »

  • Rami Lakkis & Gene Lake: Insomnia

    Rami Lakkis & Gene Lake: Insomnia

    Shapeshifter Lab is a great venue in Brooklyn that hosts innovative artists to explore musical boundaries, and since it’s co-owned by Matt Garrison, you can bet that it’s very bass-friendly. Here’s a great clip of bassist Rami Lakkis with drummer Gene Lake performing “Insomnia” at Shapeshifter last year. The song is an original composition by... »

  • Nik West, Featuring Orianthi: My Relationship

    Nik West, Featuring Orianthi: My Relationship

    Anyone that has jammed with Prince, John Mayer, and Bootsy Collins must have something good to say, and Nik West is one of those people. The bassist’s recently released Say Somethin’ EP blends rock, funk, and R&B for an engaging musical journey pinned together by her solid bass playing. West gives a taste of the... »