Video-a-Go-Go: The local video roundup

With both Phish and the Beastie Boys playing recently in Asheville, it’s hardly surprising that the majority of recently uploaded local videos are clips from both shows. For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to land tickets to either show, these vids at least give us a tantalizing look at what we missed.

Here’s a video — picked because the sound quality is better than most — by clemsonfan1985 capturing the performance of the Beastie Boy’s classic “Sabotage” from the 1994 album Ill Communication. (For an additional concert-related fun, check out this video of opener Biz Markie covering “Bennie and the Jets” … shirtless.)

And, in a bit more back-of-the-house video, we have this footage by jmoore4137 of Phish’s “Tube.”

What’s music without a little dancing? Here we have a video by Karen Jaffe (aka kjtango) of a tango where the traditional male and female dance roles are reversed. Not suitable for a Beastie Boys or Phish concert, perhaps, but good fun nonetheless.

You may be thinking to yourself, “That dancing doesn’t look nearly dangerous enough to me.” Well, it happens that we have just thing for you: Flaming hula-hoop dancing. Here’s a video profiling hoop-dancer Melanie L. MacNeil of blazing a new trail.

And speaking of theatrics, what’s not to like about a project that seeks to use theater as a means of drawing attention to the real stories of people forced into chronic homeslessness by their circumstances? That’s exactly what the Homeward Bound of Asheville Community Performance Project aims to do. Check it out.

Of course, this is a mere handful of the dozens of interesting local videos uploaded just this week to YouTube, and a mere fraction of the Asheville-related videos available on the internet. Did we miss a particularly interesting, recently uploaded local video? Share it by leaving the videos URL (but not the embed code) in the comment fields below. Also, please mark it Not Work Safe if there’s any controversial content to the video.

Steve Shanafelt


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