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  • Hiatus Kaiyote: Nakamarra

    Hiatus Kaiyote: Nakamarra

    A friend of mine recently turned me on to Hiatus Kaiyote, and I’m glad she did. The Australian neo-soul quartet has a buttery sound that’s fronted by singer/guitarist Nai Palm and supported by the fresh grooves of bassist Paul Bender. Here’s a great clip of the band playing through their song “Nakamarra” live on WNYC’s... »

  • Elton John with Dee Murray: Razor Face

    Elton John with Dee Murray: Razor Face

    Lately, I’ve been wearing out my copy of Elton John’s 11-17-70 on vinyl. The sole reason: the bass lines of Dee Murray on that incredible live album. While this video is almost one year later and from a different venue (BBC Studios), the lineup is the same – with John, Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson.... »

  • Ana Karina Sebastião and Lari Basilio: Groove Delas

    Ana Karina Sebastião and Lari Basilio: Groove Delas

    Mitch sent us this great clip of Ana Karina Sebastião locking in with guitarist Lari Basilio on the bassist’s original song, “Groove Delas.” This one has it all: great vibe, great groove, and great bass. »

  • Motörhead: Ace Of Spades, Live

    Motörhead: Ace Of Spades, Live

    We’re rocking it out today with a clip of the quintessential Motörhead song, “Ace of Spades,” from a 2004 performance in Dusseldorf, Germany. The one and only Lemmy Kilmister leads the charge by ripping into the main riff with his unmistakable tone. Get ready to bang your head. »

  • Points North, Featuring Uriah Duffy: Ignition

    Points North, Featuring Uriah Duffy: Ignition

    Instrumental power trio Points North is releasing their sophomore self-titled album this month, and if this video of “Ignition” is any indication, it’s going to be a great one. The band is anchored by bassist Uriah Duffy, who brings the fire with rock solid groove and interesting countermelodies. He gets some time to shine at... »

  • Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection

    Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection

    Geddy Lee may be known for his association with two types of basses, but this clip from a recent episode of That Metal Show proves that they aren’t his only axes. The Rush bassist took the TMS crew into his bass lair to show some of collection and talk about the instrument’s evolution. “I’ve tried... »

  • Kevin “Brandino” Brandon: Where is the World Going

    Kevin “Brandino” Brandon: Where is the World Going

    Seven-time Grammy winning bassist Kevin “Brandino” Brandon has worked with artists ranging like Outkast and Justin Timberlake, but his first break was in jazz with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Here’s a clip of Brandino showing his musical roots on a five-string double bass performing the original tune “Where is the World Going” with pianist Andy... »

  • Erlend Caspersen: Spawn of Possession’s “The Evangelist” Playthrough

    Erlend Caspersen: Spawn of Possession’s “The Evangelist” Playthrough

    Buckle up your seat belts, because Erlend Caspersen’s latest playthrough is bound to knock you out of your seat. This time he shows how to play Spawn of Possession’s “The Evangelist” from the Swedish death metal band’s third album, Incurso. Caspersen delivers unrelenting riffs over the nearly ten minute song that will make you question... »

  • Zander Zon with KJC: Kodaline “All I Want” Cover

    Zander Zon with KJC: Kodaline “All I Want” Cover

    Until now, Zander Zon’s videos have featured him as a solo bassist. Here’s Zander in his first ever collaboration video with singing duo, KJC. The trio takes on Kodaline’s “All I Want”, with some remarkable playing by Zander equally matched by the vocalists. »

  • Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Watching the Detectives, Live 1978

    Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Watching the Detectives, Live 1978

    If you’ve ever played “Watching the Detectives,” you know it’s one of those songs that’s just fun to groove on. Originally heard on Elvis Costello’s My Aim is True, the reggae-rock tune features a mellow bass line that lays nicely on the instrument. Here’s a clip of Costello and the Attractions featuring bassist Bruce Thomas... »