This Friday, Cincinnati Rock trio The Amprays celebrate the release of their new album, Sleepchaser, with a show at Northside Yacht Club.
But today you can check out the album’s killer lead-off cut, “Living Inside” (featuring strong hooks, thick, muscular guitar work and a raw and timeless overall Rock & Roll sound), in the form of a great new music video for the track made by director Mike Sweeney. Sweeney was also behind the animation for “Walls,” a video for a Tom Petty cover by local group Plastic Ants.
A music video animator is not the only thing The Amprays and Plastic Ants have in common. Both groups have origins in Cleveland, Ohio. The Amprays formed in Cleveland in the ’00s after the dissolution of singer/guitarist A.K. Strange’s previous band; the group reconstituted itself in the Queen City in the past few years after Strange's relocation to the area. (Also, Amprays bassist Carla Cherry is married to Plastic Ants' Rob Cherry.)
Friday’s album release show at Northside Yacht Club begins at 9 p.m. and also features local act Static Falls and Massachusettes group Leopard Print Taser. Admission is $7.