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Watch Gary Clark Jr.’s “Can’t Sleep” Video Trilogy (dir: Gus Black)‏

Gary Clark Jr. premieres his three-song “Can’t Sleep” video trilogy today on Noisey/VICE. Watch it HERE. The nearly 10-minute clip features three songs from Clark’s latest album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim: “Can’t Sleep,” “BYOB,” and “Shake.”

The trilogy was directed by Gus Black, an award-winning director who has lensed clips for Echosmith, The Wild Feathers, and Deftones, among others. It features cameos from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage), actor Gabriel Luna (True Detective/Wicked City), actress Dawn Olivieri (House of Lies) and Lukas Nelson of Promise of the Real.

“Can’t Sleep Trilogy is a story in three parts about a man and a woman and a party,” Clark tells Noisey. “Gus Black was dope to work with. We had some good friends come down and hang during the shoot, which was really – as much fun as it looks!”

Also premiering today on RollingStone.com is a clip of Clark performing “Cold Blooded” from an upcoming episode of American Public Television’s Live From the Artist Den. For the Season 10 final episode, Clark returns to his hometown of Austin, TX, to perform a show at Antone’s, the venue where he was discovered as a young teenager. In contrast to his celebrated Grammy appearance and sold-out tours of large venues, Clark treats a captivated crowd of 350 fans to an intimate performance in the place where it all began. His 20-song set includes songs from his 2012 breakthrough Blak And Blu and The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim. Please check local listings at ArtistsDen.com for air dates.

In other news, Clark just recently played Coachella for the second time, dropping in to perform with Run the Jewels and buzzing R&B/hip-hop artist Anderson .Paak. Clark also appears in the new Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, starring his friend Don Cheadle as the great trumpeter. Clark sits in with a band featuring Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, and Cheadle.

And finally, don’t miss Clark performing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on June 8th on CBS.

Gary Clark’s upcoming tour dates:

04/28            New Orleans, LA               New Orleans Fair Grounds

06/03             Nelsonville, OH                Nelsonville Music Festival

06/04            Hunter, NY                        Mountain Jam Festival

06/05             New York, NY                   Governors Ball Music Festival

06/18             Madrid, Spain                  Mad Cool Festival / Caja Magica

06/22            Samois Sur Seine, FR        Ile Du Berceau

06/28            Manchester, UK                 02 Ritz Manchester

06/29            London, UK                      02 Academy Brixton

07/17            Louisville, KY                    Forecastle Festival

07/21             Detroit, MI                      The Fillmore Detroit

07/22            Oro-Medonte, ONT            Wayhome Festival

07/23             Camden, NJ                    EXPoNential Music Festival

07/29             Morrison, CO                   Red Rocks Amph (w/ Avett Brothers)

07/30             Aspen, CO                      The Belly Up

07/31            Salt Lake City, UT             Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre

08/02             San Diego, CA                 Humphreys Concerts by The Bay

08/03             San Diego, CA                 Humphreys Concerts by The Bay

08/28            Arrington, VA                   Lockn’ Music Festival

08/31            Boston, MA                      Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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