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  • The Fearless Flyers: Ace of Aces

    The Fearless Flyers: Ace of Aces

    Back in 2011, we featured the first Vulfpeck video. It was an instant hit here. Seven years later, the band has reached new heights. And now we have another band to follow as a result. Vulfpeck recently announced The Fearless Flyers, consisting of Vulfpeck members Joe Dart (bass) and Cory Wong (guitar) along with Mark... »

  • MonoNeon: What A Beautiful Name

    MonoNeon: What A Beautiful Name

    My friend Darryl Anders shared this on Facebook yesterday saying, “This is my favorite video by Dywane MonoNeon Thomas Jr. Mad skills. Great voices too.” This one knocked me out too. »

  • Derek Smalls: It Don’t Get Old

    Derek Smalls: It Don’t Get Old

    We’re still eagerly awaiting the release of the new Derek Smalls album, Smalls Change. Thankfully the Spinal Tap rock god has given us another tease with a music video for the song “It Don’t Get Old”. Smalls (portrayed by Harry Shearer) is joined by session guitar legend Waddy Wachtel as well as a wigged Chad... »

  • Stuart Clayton: “Hump de Bump” Bass Tutorial and Transcription

    Stuart Clayton: “Hump de Bump” Bass Tutorial and Transcription

    Stuart Clayton is one hard working bassist and educator. Here’s a new lesson he’s just released, covering how to play Flea’s bass line on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Hump de Bump.” Check out the video and be sure to download the full transcription from Stuart’s Bassline Publishing website. »

  • Brady Watt & the Lifetronics: Captain Marvel

    Brady Watt & the Lifetronics: Captain Marvel

    Last month we featured a video by Brady Watt & the Lifetronics performing “Roots Around My Ribcage” – a video that made the top 10 reader favorite list for the month. Here’s another live clip by Brady and the band performing Chick Corea’s tune, “Captain Marvel.” »

  • Martin Miller & Tom Quayle: Mana

    Martin Miller & Tom Quayle: Mana

    I’ve always dug Janek Gwizdala’s compositions. Guitarists Martin Miller and Tom Quayle dig them too. So they decided to take on Janek’s tune, “Mana.” Along with bassist Benni Jud and drummer Felix Lehrmann, these guys nailed it. »

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  • Nate Smith’s Kinfolk: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    Nate Smith’s Kinfolk: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

    I’m a huge fan of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, thanks in large part to discovering artists I hadn’t heard before. Here’s a great example of that. Drummer Nate Smith’s Kinfolk project performed last November, showcasing a wide range of styles by a versatile band. I particularly love the rhythms of the opening tune, “Skip... »

  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Hopeful

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Hopeful

    It has been a while since we featured a video by Jesús Rico Pérez. So I was thrilled to see this one come through. Jesús has put together some pretty incredible videos featuring Michael Manring tunes in the past. Here’s another, with his bass arrangement of “Hopeful,” which was originally recorded on piano. »

  • YYNOT: The Spirit of Radio (Live)

    YYNOT: The Spirit of Radio (Live)

    YYNOT packed the house for a concert in Melbourne, Florida earlier this month. The band just shared this live clip of the event, with the band performing Rush’s “The Spirit of Radio.” Tim Starace handles the bass as always, as well as the foot-controlled keyboards (Geddy style!) »

  • Al Green with Chicago: Tired of Being Alone

    Al Green with Chicago: Tired of Being Alone

    In 1973, Al Green performed his hit song “Tired of Being Alone” with Chicago on the TV special “Chicago in the Rockies.” This recording later made it on to the 2002 remastered version of Chicago VI. Look at how much fun Peter Cetera is having. No wonder, this one grooves! »