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Two Drummers, One Kit

Two Drummers, One Kit

Their stage schtick is cheesy, but that takes nothing away from the talents of these dueling percussionists as they both play on the same drumset during a performance of the classic surf tune Wipeout! by Rich K. and the Allnighters, featuring drummer Steve Moore.

Ventriloquist Voice Swap

Ventriloquist Voice Swap

Ventriloquists RudiRok and Sari Aalto take turns throwing their voices while the other one moves their lips like a human dummy. The result is simultaneously amazing and disturbing.

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One Finger Bass Solo

One Finger Bass Solo

Musician Davie504 rises to the challenge of a typically unreasonable YouTube commenter’s request – to play his bass guitar using only a single finger. He still uses his other hand to fret, but you try strumming a bass this well using only your pinky.

Miguel Montalban: Sultans of Swing

Miguel Montalban: Sultans of Swing

Musician Miguel Montalban turns in an epic lead guitar performance on his cover version of the Dire Straits classic Sultans of Swing as he plays for a crowd of bystanders in London. His Sweet Child O’ Mine and Stairway to Heaven are equally enthralling.

Beatbox Theme Song Medley

Beatbox Theme Song Medley

From Flash Gordon to Spider-Man to Ghostbusters, beatboxer Tom Thum turned in a fantastic, but all too short medley of themes from popular movies and TV series. They’re all great, but that Knight Rider one was epic.

All Star Dramatic Monologue

All Star Dramatic Monologue

You’ll never know if you don’t go. You’ll never shine if you don’t glow. Actress and singer Dear Lindsay hopped on the Smash Mouth memewagon with a very special rendition of All Star, performed as a dramatic reading that takes us on an emotional rollercoaster.

Sampha Live

Sampha Live

British artist Sampha Sisay has been around. Everyone from SBTRKT to Drake have asked him to be on their tracks because of his uniquely smooth yet passionate style of singing. But he’s more than ready to strike on his own with his debut album, Process.

Amazing Slinky Tricks

Amazing Slinky Tricks

Kuma Films introduces us to 黃正懷, a true master of the childhood toy that walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slinkity sound. Watch as he bosses the colorful springs around like nobody’s business.

Bottle Boys: Beat It

Bottle Boys: Beat It

Every time we hear the Bottle Boys perform a tune, we think it’s the calliope on a New Orleans riverboat. Here, they turn in an impressive cover version of Michael Jackson’s 1982 pop juggernaut, Beat It, performed on a variety of bottles and plastic pipes.

Breakdancing Record Attempts

Breakdancing Record Attempts

Japanese breakdancer Ashitaka recently attempted to break two World Records in his chosen field – the most consecutive one-handed jumps, and the most elbow hops. Our palms and joints hurt just watching him do this. Watch now and see if he achieved his goals.

Slap Bass Battle

Slap Bass Battle

Bass player America Paz sat down with fellow musician Eduardo Sitja for a street jam in Santiago, Chile, and turned in a fantastic duel showing off their funky slap bass skills. The only thing better would have been if Flea himself showed up and joined them.

It’s Always Drummy in Philadelphia

It’s Always Drummy in Philadelphia

Drummer David Dockery synced up his rhythms to match the dialogue from Charlie’s Pepe Silvia meltdown on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It’d be cool if he did a live performance like this with scenes from a bunch of TV shows and movies playing on a big screen.

Korean State of Mind

Korean State of Mind

Yoo Jei, a then 16 year-old Korean girl turns in an surprising and soulful performance of the Billy Joel classic New York State of Mind during her run for the title on the show KPOP STAR back in 2015. We can’t believe she didn’t win.

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Rapping While Jumping Rope

Rapping While Jumping Rope

(PG-13: Language) Mac Lethal continues to prove that nothing can stand in the way of him spitting sick rhymes. Here he rattles off some lyrical genius while he gets a serious workout. We can barely jump rope while chewing gum.

Off by a Syllable

Off by a Syllable

(PG-13: Language) Musician Jay Foreman starts out with a simple tale about being off by a single syllable on a childhood song, then goes on to demonstrate his ability to do the same with just about any song. Watch him mess with a couple more songs here.

One Man Rush

One Man Rush

While his singing certainly isn’t on Geddy Lee’s level, musician Dominic Fragman more than makes up for it with his ability to perform Tom Sawyer’s drums, lead guitar, and vocals all at the same time. Be sure to check out his Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin too. (Thanks Ryan!)

Incredible Taiko Drum Ensemble

Incredible Taiko Drum Ensemble

An earthshaking taiko drum performance by Senzoku Gakuen College of Music’s percussion ensemble that’s equal parts drumming talent, and choreography. The track is called Fertility of the Sea, composed by Eitetsu Hayashi. We can only imagine the sound with a good subwoofer.

Chain-link Radish

Chain-link Radish

Watch in amazement as a master Japanese chef takes a single daikon radish and works his precision knife skills to carve it into the links of a chain. We wouldn’t try and secure a bike lock with this thing, but we would eat it with a spicy tuna roll and some miso soup.

Smells Like 1000 Musicians

Smells Like 1000 Musicians

For their latest concert, Rockin 1000 gathered more than 1000 singers, drummers, bassists, guitarists, and generally awesome people got together to rock out an epic performance of Nirvana’s 1991 classic, Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Rapping without Breathing

Rapping without Breathing

(PG-13: Language) We’re big fans of the mad rap skills of Mac Lethal around here. After doing some crazy breathing exercises, he attempts to rap for 90 seconds straight without pausing or inhaling. We’re out of breath just from watching him try.

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Theremin Crazy

Theremin Crazy

Musician Randy George created this clip more than a decade ago, performing the most unusual cover version we’ve ever heard of Gnarls Barkley’s hit tune Crazy – using a theremin in place of the lead vocals. Given the title and subject matter of the song, it’s somehow fitting.

Butterfly Knife Tricks

Butterfly Knife Tricks

We’ve always wanted to do that cool thing where you spin a butterfly knife like a badass, but instead we’d probably end up just cutting off all of our fingers. Kuma Films introduces us to balisong master Curtis Crowe, who has no such problems.

Lamont Landers: Funk Medley

Lamont Landers: Funk Medley

Lamont Landers and his bandmates Bowen Robertson, Jaraven Moe Hill, and Kevin Canada turn in an awesome medley of Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly and the Family Stone, and a dash of funky love makin’ tossed in for good measure. Want some mo? Try on some Bill Withers.

Sébastien Charron: No Excuses

Sébastien Charron: No Excuses

You’d think that a beer belly might be at odds with your martial arts and parkour skills, but you’d be wrong. After struggling with his mental health and weight gain from meds, Sébastien Charron gives all of us ordinary guys hope, and proves that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

Kawehi: Time Is Running Out

Kawehi: Time Is Running Out

Multitalented musician Kawehi reminds us why we love her so much, as she turns in an awesome one-woman performance of the Muse track Time is Running Out during a live performance. We’re looking forward to her recently crowdfunded new album EVE.

Lithium: Korean Style

Lithium: Korean Style

Luna Lee is back with another awesome and unusual cover played on the Gayageum – Nirvana’s 1991 hit Lithium. Though we’re curious to know what the track would sound like “unplugged.”

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