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  • Crash Kings: “Hot Fire” Live

    Crash Kings: “Hot Fire” Live

    Longtime No Treble readers may remember the Crash Kings. The trio started by brothers Mike Beliveau (bass) and Tony Beliveau (keyboards and vocals) caught our attention because they set out to get that “create a band that once and for all could be ‘The Big Rock Sound’ without guitar.” And boy did they. Here's the… »

  • Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Zander Zon: Imagine Dragons “Radioactive” Solo Bass Arrangement

    Once again, Zander Zon turns in an amazing solo bass performance. This time around, he takes on Imagine Dragons’ "Radioactive". The original blends rock, electronic music and dubstep. Zander makes it all about the bass. »

  • Jayme Lewis Band: Abby Someone

    Jayme Lewis Band: Abby Someone

    We recently shared a video from the archives by Jayme Lewis and his band, and it knocked everyone out. Here's Jayme's band in a more recent video, performing the tune "Abby Someone" and once again delivering the goods. The tune is on the band's release, When Will Then Be Now. »

  • George Duke with Byron Miller: “Dukey Stick”, In the Studio 1978

    George Duke with Byron Miller: “Dukey Stick”, In the Studio 1978

    The music community was rocked this week with the passing of the legendary keyboardist George Duke. The phenomenal musician had a long and varied career including work with Cannonball Adderley, Frank Zappa, and more. The list of bassists he worked with is equally inspiring: Stanley Clarke, Christian McBride, John Heard, Alphonso Johnson, Tom Fowler, Louis… »

  • ACT: Emin Köklü’s Bass Play-through of “You Owe Us Blood”

    ACT: Emin Köklü’s Bass Play-through of “You Owe Us Blood”

    Turkish bassist Emin Köklü sent in this video of his recording session for his band ACT’s song “You Owe Us Blood,” and am I glad he did. The hard-hitting metal is underpinned by the bassist’s cutting tone, solid groove and wicked tapping and sweeping techniques. Make sure you check out the breakdown section starting at… »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: Solo Bass Cover of RHCP’s “Easily” on a Contrabass Balalaika

    Viaceslav Svedov: Solo Bass Cover of RHCP’s “Easily” on a Contrabass Balalaika

    I did a double take when I saw this new video by Viaceslav Svedov. That's because Viaceslav decided to take the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Easily" and try it out on a Contrabass Balalaika. "...It's freaking hard to play, but that beast sounds good!" Viaceslav said, adding "Thank YOU Mother Russia! ... and thanks to… »

  • Star & Dagger, Featuring Sean Yseult: FreakTrain

    Star & Dagger, Featuring Sean Yseult: FreakTrain

    Sean Yseult’s new band Star & Dagger has released a music video for their new song “Freaktrain.” Described by LA Weekly as “the perfect blend of Black Sabbath and Valley of the Dolls,” the groove-heavy band is anchored by Yseult’s huge bass tone that fills out the bottom end while cutting through the mix at… »

  • Vulfpeck: Wait for the Moment

    Vulfpeck: Wait for the Moment

    Yes, I'm a huge Vulfpeck fan. It starts with bassist Joe Dart, who always seems to find the right bass line and then do something quite unexpected, but it just fits. But truth is, the whole band is just stellar. And fun. From their new release, My First Car, here's the opening track "Wait for… »

  • Eric Czar: Caffeine

    Eric Czar: Caffeine

    When we interviewed Eric Czar last year, he told us that as a 7-string bassist, he's "survived share of ‘string bashing’". But Czar is a versatile bassist and composer, adept at pretty much any bass we can imagine. Here he is performing his own tune, "Caffeine" on a 4-string modified Matsomoku Jazz bass copy.… »

  • Black Country Communion: Beggarman, Live Over Europe

    Black Country Communion: Beggarman, Live Over Europe

    Though they only lasted a few years, Black Country Communion was a band that really got it right. The supergroup, fronted in part by bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, had all the right riffs and attitude to bring that classic and elusive perfect rock vibe to the stage. Here’s the group playing “Beggarman” from the DVD Live… »