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  • The Lemon Twigs: These Words

    The Lemon Twigs: These Words

    Seattle’s KEXP is a great source of music, and when I discovered a recent session by The Lemon Twigs, I was knocked out. The band was started by brothers (and multi-instrumentalists) Brian and Michael D’Addario, with Megan Zeankowski on bass. Here’s their tune, “These Words,” which is a catchy one you’ll probably be humming all... »

  • Karl Clews: Careless Whisper

    Karl Clews: Careless Whisper

    Karl Clews sent us this tribute video and solo bass arrangement he made following the passing of George Michael. Karl takes on Michael’s 80’s pop classic, “Careless Whisper,” performed on his 2003 Status Graphite Kingbass Artist. »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Red Right Returning (Michael Manring Cover)

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Red Right Returning (Michael Manring Cover)

    Jesús Rico Pérez is back with another stunning Michael Manring cover. This time around he performs “Red Right Returning,” which appeared on Michael’s 1991 album, Drastic Measures. No easy feat! »

  • Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Magnitude of Thoughts” Playthrough

    Dominic “Forest” Lapointe: Teramobil’s “Magnitude of Thoughts” Playthrough

    Bass monster Dominic “Forest” Lapointe is one of my favorite metal bassists, so I was pumped to see his latest playthrough. This time he tears through the title track to Teramobil’s latest album, . Lapointe utilizes his awesome fingerstyle playing with some gnarly chordal work, bends and tapping thrown in for good measure. »

  • Video Premiere: House of Waters “Black Mallard” (Live at Rubbertracks)

    Video Premiere: House of Waters “Black Mallard” (Live at Rubbertracks)

    Last August, I discovered House of Waters and was floored by their video, “In Waves”. The band has just extended the honor of allowing us to debut this exclusive premiere of “Black Mallard,” performed live. The trio of Moto Fukushima on bass, bandleader Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, and Ignacio Rivas Bixio on drums offers... »

  • Consider the Source: Reckoner

    Consider the Source: Reckoner

    Besides rocking out their own brand of sci-fi/Middle Eastern/fusion music, Consider the Source has been performing some incredible sets of Radiohead songs. Here’s a great clip of the trio tackling “Reckoner” from In Rainbows. Bassist John Ferrara lays down a lot of the ground work with arpeggiated chords on his five-string plus a heavy bass... »

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  • Ranto Rakotomalala & Titan Randriamasindrazana: Vary Sy Reno

    Ranto Rakotomalala & Titan Randriamasindrazana: Vary Sy Reno

    I love finding talented young bassists from around the world. Here’s a great drum and bass take on the traditional song “Vary Sy Rano” from Madagascar by bassist Ranto Rakotomalala and drummer Titan Randriamasindrazana. Rakotomalala has a great sound and feel to make for a fun performance. »

  • Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic: Here We Go Again

    Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic: Here We Go Again

    Funktastic is the perfect name for Mike Zabrin’s band, and this new video is just another example of why. “Here We Go Again” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming album Something In The Water, which is due out this spring. The track is full of slick bass lines, tight horns, and silky... »

  • Michel “Labex” Labaki: PTSD

    Michel “Labex” Labaki: PTSD

    Bassist Michel “Labex” Labaki mixed his musical skills with his Masters in Music Therapy to create a song and video calling attention to post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. “Shot in an asylum, the video shows a girl who is constantly haunting the minds of a group of musicians, reflecting the torment of patients... »

  • Leonid & Friends: 25 or 6 to 4

    Leonid & Friends: 25 or 6 to 4

    Bassist Leonid Vorobyev and his band Leonid & Friends loves Chicago. So they decided to do a tribute “one of the greatest bands in the world” with this cover of “25 or 6 to 4.” And they nailed it. »