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GOOD TIMES IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO
The Greyboy Allstars are in the midst of a warmly received resurgence. Their first studio album in nearly a decade, What Happened To Television? (SCI Fidelity/Knowledge Room Recordings, 2007), has been lauded by the likes of Entertainment Weekly, The Village Voice, NPR and The Los Angeles Times, who said it "feels so cozy and organic you never want to leave its inviting groove." Now comes the album's debut music video for "Still Waiting," featuring Inara George. Directed by Josh Hassin and Matt Goldman, the video is set in a juke joint populated entirely by puppets.
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The juke joint theme was inspired by a infamous Ernie Barnes painting, "Sugar Shack," from the credit sequence of the 1970s sitcom Good Times. To re-create the scene with puppets, director Matt Goldman went to his friends at the Philadelphia-based collective Monkey Boys, whose founder, Scott Hitz, then assembled a crack team of some of the East Coast's most accomplished puppeteers, who, collectively, have worked with Jim Henson Studios, Crank Yankers, Sesame Street and Avenue Q, among countless other internationally acclaimed broadcast and theatrical projects.
"We feel very fortunate to have hooked up with Monkeyboys," says Goldman. "One day we're holding an insanely ambitious treatment, and the next we we're in a room with the greatest puppeteers we could imagine. Everything just fell into alignment."
See the innovative, highly entertaining video HERE.
The Greyboy Allstars are currently on a national tour and recently added many new dates that will take them to Vancouver, NYC, New Orleans and the Rothbury Festival.
Mar. 20 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Mar. 21 Crown Room Crystal Bay, NV
Mar. 22 Crown Room Crystal Bay, NV
Mar. 24 The Red Fox Tavern Eureka, CA
Mar. 25 Domino Room Bend, OR
Mar. 26 Richard's on Richards Vancouver, BC
Mar. 27 Neumos Seattle, WA
Mar. 28 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Mar. 29 McDonald Theatre Eugene OR
Mar. 30 Harlow's Sacramento, CA
Apr. 10 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
Apr. 11 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
Apr. 12 Wanee Fest Live Oak, FL
Apr. 15 Toad's Place Richmond, VA
Apr. 16 Fillmore at the TLA Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 17 Highline Ballroom New York, NY
Apr. 18 Paradise Boston, MA
Apr. 19 Asylum Portland, ME
Apr. 20 Higher Ground S. Burlington, VT
May 2 Riverboat Creole Queen New Orleans, LA
May 3 Tipitina's New Orleans, LA
July 3-6 Rothbury Festival Rothbury, MI