New Greyboy Video/Tour Dates

SEMINAL CALI GROOVE MERCHANTS STIR UP
GOOD TIMES IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO

Puppet Masters
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.

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.

Tour Dates
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


http://www.greyboyallstars.com/

[Published on: 3/6/08]

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Comments

Andy starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/6/2008 11:30AM
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Andy

I can't wait for the Seattle show. I'm going to HSMF and was bummed that they won't be there, so now I get to see them anyways. It's been a long time since I'be seen Denson and I can't wait!!!

shackca starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/6/2008 11:52AM
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shackca

excellent news, I can't wait to see them open in Santa Cruz - wooohooo

justin r starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/6/2008 12:04PM
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justin r

GA theatre... hell yea

salmon401 starstarstarstar Thu 3/6/2008 12:07PM
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salmon401

Proving yet again the universal truth.... puppets make everything a little better.

moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/6/2008 12:07PM
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moephishH2O

Portland > Eugene --- STOKED!

JoeyTheFoot starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/6/2008 12:15PM
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JoeyTheFoot

Sweet another great add for Wanee. Can't wait to spend 3 days with The Allmans.

boxofrain Thu 3/6/2008 12:37PM
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Richmond, VA!!!

welting Thu 3/6/2008 01:31PM
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welting

4/20 Burlington. Word.

moejoerisin Thu 3/6/2008 01:35PM
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moejoerisin

their new year's show was super tasty.

happydestiny Thu 3/6/2008 01:57PM
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happydestiny

Another act skips Boise, I'm bummed.

To the lucky ones, dance a diddy for me.

moephishH2O Thu 3/6/2008 03:55PM
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moephishH2O

"Another act skips Boise, I'm bummed."

I know Boise is one of the fastest growing cities in the West but are it's kind of off the beaten path... . But hey, Boise claims Built to Spill and they're bad ass!

adventuresinperception starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/6/2008 05:41PM
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adventuresinperception

come on now Karl D, wheres the hometown love for san diego??

lipsey655 star Thu 3/6/2008 07:22PM
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quit playing shows in ga on a fucking monday

santacruzin Thu 3/6/2008 08:28PM
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oh hell yeah! just bought my tix for santa cruz. soooooo glad it's 21+ at the catalyst. i don't think i'll ever go back for an all ages. can't wait for this one.

carphishhead starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/6/2008 11:35PM
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carphishhead

YEA GREYBOYS AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!! Wow they got their groove on over there. Claypool was amazing, and I cant wait to kick of Biscuits Southeast run there on 4/17. Props Neighborhood crew!

hewboy22 Fri 3/7/2008 06:07AM
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see you on the creole queen!!!

funkjester Fri 3/7/2008 06:11AM
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Nice. Humboldt gets some love, and the Creole Queen show for the Fest will be awesome! Will be nice to check them out at the Highline Ballroom, too, should be my first show in this relatively new NYC venue.

Bowmansbump Fri 3/7/2008 08:45AM
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Bowmansbump

Not only was that song extremely funky, but the video was f-ing hilarious. Karl Denson always brings the heat

BTL Fri 3/7/2008 10:47AM
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BTL

Damit you guys need to hit up pittsburgh again last show blew me so far away I think i lost 10 years of my life but it was def. worth it!!!!!!!!

thedude2004 starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/8/2008 05:36AM
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woohoo! Maine! Sweet, sweet jubilation!

thedude2004 starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/8/2008 06:01AM
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that video is hilarious!

ScIFreak starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/8/2008 07:18AM
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ScIFreak

GreyBoy is pretty good, but it all sounds the same IMO.......... I think Karl Denson's Tiny Universe is where its at, if you have never seen him back in the days then I guess greyboy is the way to go.....

doez starstarstarstarstar Sun 3/9/2008 04:19AM
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Good to see the change of pace. I was sick of being overwhelmed by all the dorky under aged white kids at all of their shows. Glad to see they are branching out to the black puppet demographic....

funkzone Sun 3/9/2008 03:00PM
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SCIFreak- you say "back in the days"- I'd just like to point out that Greyboy is Denson's ORIGINAL band. He formed the tiny universe in '97 as a sidecar project. Personally I feel that the allstars lay down some of the funkiest grooves of all time (nothing against the universe, of course- I devoted many years my life to catching their shows). And, regarding your comment about it all sounding the same- obviously all that chesse has left you constipated and affected your better judgement.

Scarlett5446 starstarstarstarstar Mon 3/10/2008 08:37AM
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Scarlett5446

I'm very excited for the 4/20 show in Burlington! I'm to see the Allstars play the day before my birthday :D

Scarlett5446 Mon 3/10/2008 08:37AM
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Scarlett5446

*I'm pumped to see.....

Goddamn typos!

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/14/2008 06:23AM
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if you like this band.

you will like The New Mastersounds too!!!