In case the stunning photos from his Palm Springs wedding, scheduled around Coachella gigs last week, weren’t enough evidence that Clark’s life is the stuff of rock ‘n’ roll dreams, this should do it. Hit up a red hot L.A. house party in the video trilogy for Gary Clark Jr.’s “BYOB,” “Can’t Sleep” and “Shake” that premiered on Noisey this morning.
He rolls with an actual member of “Entourage” (Jeremy Piven) to a party in “BYOB.” Z.Z. Top’s Billy Gibbons card sharks while Clark gets his sexy falsetto on in “Can’t Sleep.” Then he “Shakes” out the morning after with a sunrise hangover blues set.
If you’d prefer to party with Clark at home, check out this clip of “Cold Blooded” from a recent Artist’s Den taping at Antone’s.
Clark played the show in February, the night after he appeared in a B.B. King tribute at the Grammy Awards in L.A. Scheduling was tough, but Clark felt it was important to do the show at Antone’s, the club he recently helped reopen.
When we talked to Clark before the club reopened last summer, he credited Antone as a driving force in his career. “I wouldn’t have the musical education, the knowledge, if it wasn’t for that guy who allowed me to hang backstage with Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins and James Cotton, these guys telling me stories… and then (to) go listen to and really be able to feel it,” he said.
When he wasn’t busy with his bride last week at Coachella, Clark sat in with Run the Jewels and Anderson.Paak. He also plays in the band with Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding and Wayne Shorter in the new Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead.”