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Dirk Lance is playing live again!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by shutmymouth, Apr 17, 2006.


  1. shutmymouth

    shutmymouth

    Apr 17, 2006
    Just so everyone knows, Alex Katunich is playing live again. If you're as priveledged as I am to live in the southern cali area, you get to see him.

    I posted three clips of him playing a show two weeks ago. You can see them on my myspace profile under the videos section. www.myspace.com/seanahansen

    He tells me he'll be playing again sometime in June. I plan to video tape the whole thing and get an audio feed too. I'll make sure to post everything so people in other areas get to see him too.

    Send me a message or something if you want me to e-mail you when I know more about the next show. K?
     
  2. Next time you see him tell him to stop by philly for me. thanks!
     
  3. bannedwit

    bannedwit

    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    The video didnt work for me. Maybe took forever to load or whatnot... Who is it that he is playing with?

    Thanks for the update on this guy. He is definately sweet at bass.
     
  4. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Yeah, what band? I'd like to go see him, back when Incubus still ruled (as opposed to SUCKING COMPLETE ASS like they do now) that dude smoked. Saw them live many a time.
     
  5. shutmymouth

    shutmymouth

    Apr 17, 2006
    He only plays locally with a band called Willie's Nerve Clinic. If you're in the LA area, you're in luck.

    I agree about Incubus sucking hard nowadays. :(
     
  6. bannedwit

    bannedwit

    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Plays locally... that is sweet.
    That would be like "Yeah I have Flea playing in my band" or "yeah I have Adam Nitti in my band" hehe

    Wow, someone famous in a local band. cool.
     
  7. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    From what I understand, Flea plays with local bands on a regular basis. Much respect for a richer still doing it for the love.

    Or maybe I'm just propagating a rumoUr. :meh:
     
  8. shutmymouth

    shutmymouth

    Apr 17, 2006
    I know, right? But the fame thing just never changed him. He's just a regular guy. Maybe thats why he didn't get along with the rest of the dudes in Incubus. You know, cause they got all MTVed out. But that's just speculation on my part.
     
  9. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan

    Jan 17, 2002
    NorCal
    yea amen to that. Thanks for the Vids! It's good to see Dirk/Alex playing again. I miss the old Incubus:(
     
  10. Hmm, yeah, Incubus' stuff was much better when Dirk was about but I don't know about their new stuff sucking. Ben Kenny is a decent bass player in his own right and I liked Crow Left of the Murder a lot more than I liked Make Yourself. To each his own I suppose, though S.C.I.E.N.C.E and Fungus Among Us kicked huge amounts of ass.
     
  11. Rich600

    Rich600

    Nov 22, 2004
    Scotland
    Ben Kenney is far superior to Dirk Lance. Period.
     
  12. I didn't say he wasn't, just saying Kenny's a decent bassist that fits Incubus' new style.
     
  13. shutmymouth

    shutmymouth

    Apr 17, 2006
    I think its funny how just about every thread about Dirk turns into a "Dirk vs. Ben" thread. Why can't we just talk about how rad Alex is without comparing him to his replacement constantly?
     
  14. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Is that why when you seen todays Incubus play live, Ben Kenny can't play all the cool licks in the old songs that made the songs kick ass.

    Ben Kenny is a just a mediocre player. PERIOD!
     
  15. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Watch the love at red rock concert and you will be amazed (at least I was)
    As much as I was bummed when Dirk left, Ben Kenny is such a different player, with smooth smooth basslines.
    Ben Kenny is fantastic muscian, with a nice sexy lakland.

    But I have no clue who Alex is.
     
  16. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I did watch the Red Rock concert....


    Alex Katunich is Dirk Lance's real name (Dirk is suppose to sound like a porno stage name)
     
  17. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    well thats just silliness....buck naked is far superior
     
  18. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan

    Jan 17, 2002
    NorCal
    But none the less, the current Incubus is no where near as innovative and out there as the old Incubus was and half of it is Ben Kenny's smooth, but ordinary bass playing. Dirk always seemed to be reaching for something way out there and was the key to what made Incubus...Incubus.

    Which is why i'm so happy to see the guy out playing again:D
     
  19. [SD]

    [SD]

    Feb 24, 2004
    all i can say is that benny and dirk are completely different bass players. They come from completely different schools. They only thing, is that i consider dirk a more complete bass player. Since Ben has already proved that cannot play the basslines that Dirk did, i can pretty much imagine Dirk playing Ben's lines if he wanted. He migth not have all the musical culture Ben has...but i also can't imagine Ben playing jazz but playing R&B.
     
  20. incubus are better than ever...i mean, science is a good album, but a crow left of the murder...whoa...but i spose im a bigger fan of ben..after all he is rnb and hip hop based....

    we play drive in my band, during the verse i play the original line and during the chorus and solo i play ben kenneys line from the red rocks dvd....

    i agree they've both brought different elements, but ben's definately made it more intelligent...for the record, ben doesnt want to play dirks lines, hes not that kinda of musician, he said that with the guys he likes to push them by changing things, just because dirk slapped like a fish out of water and ben doesnt doesnt make dirk a better bassist...i mean, not many people can do what bens done, at such a young age too, he's played both guitar and bass with the roots and now incubus with a whole lot in between..how many of us can do that, or have done that?...yeah, thats right...

    also, was that thingy about dirk doing video game music true?
     

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