It’s Thursday, and I know you’re looking for a few things from yer boys at the hill. You want videos, you want dancing, and you want gratuitous Halifax footage. Well you’re in luck, as we unleash an all-Halifax version of the Video Hits today that is heavy on dancing and has plenty of hot Halifax landscape action.
We’ll start with the visually pleasing clip for Jenn Grant’s Getcha Good, for which Jenn recruited a number of friends and like-minded enthusiasts of group choreography to assist her in putting together a dance-filled video shot in her North End Halifax neighborhood. The song’s infectious, the video is charming, it’s a can’t lose proposition all around. Sleepless Nights frontman A.A. Wallace has been pursuing a more dance-friendly sound lately in his solo work, so it makes sense that the video for his new tune Shake It Out features the art of dance. Specifically it features Katherine Taylor freaking the solo sidewalk dance funk in various Haltown locales. The video is a rather mesmerizing affair, it’s shot by former Superfantastic Stephanie D’Entremont, but a word to the wise, it might get you an odd look if you’re rocking that vid when someone stops by your desk at work (not that this happened to me or anything…just sayin’).
The video for J-Bru’s Movin’ On Up (which features the awesome Dutch Robinson) is light on dancing, but it does have plenty of awesome Halifax-related footage in it. The song is upbeat and introspective, with Bru telling folks where he finds himself in the rap game, and life itself, so the vid focuses on people and places around the city that mean a lot to him (including his old High School in Bedford, CPA, where he starred on the basketball court). It’s a great vid, to props to Bru and director Marc André Debruyne.
As a bonus, to wrap up we have a fan/friend made video for Dave Marsh’s Backstreets Thread that Joel Plaskett posted on his site, because it is old school Halifax through and through (and, ahem, through). Enjoy.
Jenn Grant - Getcha Good
MP3:: Jenn Grant - How I Met You
A.A. Wallace - Shake it Out
MP3:: A.A. Wallace - I Need You
J-Bru - Movin’ On Up (feat. Dutch Robinson)
MP3:: J-Bru - Makin’ People Say
Backstreet’s Thread - DAVE MARSH and the TRUE LOVE RULES