THE SCREENING ROOM: The Skivvies Play the Highline Ballroom, With Mitchell Jarvis, Leigh Ann Larkin, Alice Ripley (Video)
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Mitchell Jarvis and Leigh Ann Larkin were among the performers who joined the Skivvies for their Jan. 28 concert and video premiere at the Highline Ballroom.
The 8 PM concert celebrated the premiere of the Skivvies music video for their new single "Harbody Howdown." The line-up also featured Adam Kantor and Joseph Morales.
Comprising actor-musicians Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd, Marry Me a Little) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up), the Skivvies are known for their acoustic performances of pop songs, wearing nothing but their underwear. The duo and their guests play instruments ranging from the cello, ukulele, guitar and glockenspiel to the melodica.
The music video for "Hardbody Hoedown" was directed by "Running With Scissors" author Augusten Burroughs.
"Hardbody Hoedown" is described as a bluegrass-tinged parody mega-medley of hip-hop songs about body parts. "The mashups we’ve been doing at our live shows naturally led us to our parody single, 'Hardbody Hoedown,' where we give the filthiest rap the prettiest twang," Cearley said in a statement.
"Lies," featuring Morales":
"Feeling Kinda Groovy in the Heart":
"The Animal Song," featuring Leigh Ann Larkin:
"You Oughta Know Little Lion Man," featuring Ripley:
"We Are Young Folks":
"I Feel The Earth Move":
"Payphone," featuring Kantor:
"My Milkshake Makes You Feel So La La":
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