February 5, 2012 by marcus
The John Popper Project
John Popper: Vocals, Harmonica
DJ Logic: Turntables
Tad Kinchla: Bass
Marcus Bleecker: Drums
Shot on location at HQ club in Manhattan. We were on our first nationwide tour in support of our self-titled release. We played a show in Baltimore drove straight to the club, loaded in and started shooting.
I directed the thing and had a second job trying to keep the dancers from getting loaded with my band mates at 10 in the morning. I was mostly successful but if anyone has been around John and Logic they know how things roll.
We had a ball. I cast myself as the chump who gets locked in the bathroom so I didn’t have to be in any scenes.
My buddy Niels Dachler shot the thing. My buddy Justin Newman produced it and helped “cast” the talent. It was certainly the first time I’ve had so many requests to come to casting sessions. Go figure!