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 Bluand 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