There are plenty of pinup-actor-gone-bandleader jokes to make. Remember Keanu Reeves' Dogstar? No? Dating ourselves? OK, how about Twilight star Jackson Rathbone's 100 Monkeys, who played in town not too long ago?
Despite all that, Entourage star Adrian Grenier seems pretty (or at least relatively) serious about his own act, the Honey Brothers, a vaguely folky indie outfit rounded out by buddies Andrew Vladeck, Daniel Posner, Dan Green, and Ari Gold. That's the real Ari Gold, a filmmaker, not the Entourage character who borrowed is name.
Grenier and company came to town this past Friday to play a Honey Brothers gig at the W in Fort Lauderdale, but they also had other business: the filming of a music video for "She's Got No Love," directed by Gold.
"They were looking for record stores in the area, and they saw our reviews and found out our reputation was really good," says Mikey Ramirez of Radio-Active Records, where the band finally decided to film. So, that explains the store's recent calls across social media for random requests, like breakdancers and milk crates.
The shoot went down this past Friday, though we were sworn to secrecy until after the fact because, apparently, Grenier still has some pretty avid
stalkers fans. This makes the fifth music video to be filmed at the store and only the second to be shot there by a national artist. (The first was a minor touring rap group whose name has escaped Ramirez, and locals who set videos there include Kim Drake, the Shakers, and Bonus.)
Check out some behind-the-scenes pics from the shoot below.
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