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  • Bryan Beller: The Aristocrats “Living the Dream” Bass Playthrough

    Bryan Beller: The Aristocrats “Living the Dream” Bass Playthrough

    Gallien Krueger has released the latest in their artist series of videos, and this one is a doozie. Aristocrats bassist and all around bass monster Bryan Beller plays through the song “Living the Dream” from the trio’s latest album, Culture Clash. Sometimes blissful and sometimes frantic, the song pays homage to the ups and downs... »

  • Vato Negro: Dos

    Vato Negro: Dos

    From Racer X to Mars Volta to Deltron 3030, Juan Alderete has been killing it for years. Today, we’re celebrating his birthday with a clip of his project Vato Negro throwing down at Fuji Rock 2010. The song (which starts at the 1:10 mark) brings out an eclectic side of the group with a nice... »

  • You Bred Raptors?: Yukon

    You Bred Raptors?: Yukon

    Named after a quote from Jurassic Park, You Bred Raptors? is a trio that does things differently. Musically it features cello, drums and a knockout 8-string bass played by Peat Rains. The band stands out even further by performing with an array of bizarres masks on. The group was recently featured on BreakThru Radio for... »

  • Jaco Pastorius: Rare Live Footage with Brian Melvin (1986)

    Jaco Pastorius: Rare Live Footage with Brian Melvin (1986)

    While I knew Jaco Pastorius spent time in California with Brian Melvin, where they recorded some albums around 1986, I had no idea Melvin released a documentary about his time with Jaco until today. This clip comes from Brian Melvin’s Reflections: On Music & Friendship with Jaco Pastorius, which offers up some rare footage of... »

  • Mike Stern Band with Tom Kennedy: Wishing Well

    Mike Stern Band with Tom Kennedy: Wishing Well

    I remember watching the Mike Stern Band’s when it came out, and while the entire concert is excellent, Stern’s “Wishing Well” really caught my attention. Stern is joined on this concert by bassist Tom Kennedy, saxophonist Bob Franceschini and drummer Dave Weckl. I was lucky to see this exact lineup in one of many of... »

  • Morning Bound: I Did Fine

    Morning Bound: I Did Fine

    Ever since Morning Bound released the video for their first self-titled single, I’ve been craving more. Now the trio, consisting of vocalist Tammy Scheffer, bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Ronen Itzik, has just posted a new video for the second single from their EP called “I Did Fine.” Their beautiful use of dynamics and textures... »

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela with Robert Trujillo: Metallica Medley

    Rodrigo y Gabriela with Robert Trujillo: Metallica Medley

    Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recently sat in with Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela to create a memorable encore at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. After some solo riffing, Trujillo kicks into the bridge of “Orion” to begin a four-song medley from the legendary metal band’s repertoire. The trio tackles “Orion,” “For Whom The... »

  • Dean Brown, Will Lee & Dennis Chambers: All You Need Is Love

    Dean Brown, Will Lee & Dennis Chambers: All You Need Is Love

    Back in 2009, the group known as DB III took the stage at Tokyo’s Cotton Club. The trio, consisting of guitarist Dean Brown, bassist Will Lee and drummer Dennis Chambers, performed one funky version of the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”. The tune, arranged by Brown, appeared on the trio’s album, , also released... »

  • Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times, Live 1969

    Led Zeppelin: How Many More Times, Live 1969

    John Paul Jones doesn’t get the credit he deserves. His organic lines and fat tone are what tied Led Zeppelin together. Case in point, here’s a great clip of the band live on Danish TV in 1969 playing through “How Many More Times.” Though the cameraman focuses on Plant and Page, it’s Jones and Bonham... »

  • Louis Armstrong, Featuring Arvell Shaw: How High The Moon

    Louis Armstrong, Featuring Arvell Shaw: How High The Moon

    Here’s a fantastic video of Louis Armstrong handing the spotlight over to bassist Arvell Shaw for a bass feature on “How High the Moon,” from a 1963 performance in Sydney, Australia. Shaw pulls out all the stops during the nearly 7-minute romp. “Show business,” he says, just before breaking out his bow to play all... »