Word gets around, indeed. Pink Mink has taken its fixation on local artist and man-about-town Scott Seekins to a new visual level in a terrific live clip from music videographers MPLS.TV. Not only does Mr. Seekins himself make an appearance in this video for his namesake song, "Seekin' Scott Seekins," but so does a crowd full of lookalikes wearing similar head-wraps, pointy moustaches and circular glasses. Also, bassist Jacques Wait is dressed up as a woman in the video, for reasons I'm not quite sure of (I actually thought the band had a new bassist at first).
The best thing about the might be the actual performance. The Minksters have simultaneously grown tighter and more fun since breaking out last summer, and they should make quite a storming run at South by Southwest in three weeks, where their gigs include the "Invasion of the GoGirls" mini-fest (at a bar that "Friday Night Lights" viewers would recognize). They're heading up a SXSW sendoff bash here in town March 11 at the Turf Club with H.U.N.X. (featuring Lookbook's Maggie Morrison), Hastings 3000 and the Hounds Below, a new band led by Mink co-leader Christy Hunt's former Von Bondies bandmate Jason Stollsteimer.