With a bride dressed in white and the P.K. Yonge marching band in formation, SE First Street in Gainesville took on a whole new look for a brief stint in June 2022.
Jukebox the Ghost shot two music videos for their new album Cheers, and the finished product for the song “Brass Band” hit the YouTube shelves yesterday. Gainesville residents will, primarily, spot the Hippodrome Theatre in the background along with other shots of downtown.
The music video for the other song “Cheers!” was released in October 2022.
On Facebook, Ben Thornewill, who did vocals and piano, said the pitch for the music video represented the most insane, elaborate and ridiculous idea the band would have considered, including a torched car.
“Through sheer grit, countless hours and the work of so so many incredible people we pulled this music video off in a whirlwind three days taking over Gainesville Florida,” Thornewill said on Facebook. “When I say we took over downtown gainesville I mean we REALLY TOOK IT OVER. We had Main Street (that’s literally the Main Street) shut town for two days for us. Madness! Incredible!”
Jukebox the Ghost formed in 2006 and has played more than 1,000 shows. The band includes Thornewell, Tommy Siegel (guitar, vocals) and Jesse Kristin (drums, vocals). The trio headlined Lollapalooza as a minor band and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.