We know it wasn’t a competition. Organizer and artiste extraordinaire Jenny Greer told us so. But still the awards were notable:
• “Best use of plastic tiger” to singer/songwriter/Band of Horser Tyler Ramsey and Studio South, for their “A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea” vid.
• “Best use of rollergirls” to about-to-take-things-by-storm indie rockers Arizona and director Chusy Jardine for “Colors.”
• “Best performance on stairs” to retro uke-abilly duo Mad Tea Party and director Skizz Cyzyk, for “Every Way.”
Plus the best video went to newcomers Ice Horse, for their “Cheese Pirates” video, which looks a lot like you might expect … and also not at all. Runner up was the Poles and director Donald Bailey, for the stunning “We Dine in White.”
The second annual Music Video Asheville, put together by the Future of Asheville Music advocacy group (FoAM) easily sold out its advance tickets. Folks stood in the aisles to watch the 26 hand-picked videos and mingle at intermission at Cinebarre theatres at Biltmore Square Mall.
For another report, check out the blog of Ami Worthen (uke shredder with Mad Tea Party).
If you missed it, don’t despair: Highlights will be shown at BoBo gallery on Tuesday, March 17, along with performances by some of the bands. The 8 p.m. event is also for networking: “We’re calling all filmmakers and musicians to come and connect with each other,” reads the event description.“Need someone to make a video for your band? Want to make a music video for your favorite Asheville band? Appreciate Asheville music? This is the place to hook up!”