Video Premiere: Boston trio the Digs race off to the rock and roll show in ‘Ready Set’


With all that fancy, newfangled technology out there making music videos look like a Ridley Scott production, sometimes you just need to break it all down and tell the time-honored tale of a band trying to get to the rock and roll show. In the Digs’ new video for “Ready Set”, which we are stoked to premiere this morning on Vanyaland, the punk-flavored rock trio all make a mad dash to get to the venue. One of them accidentally ends up at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge, which closed in July.

And the song mimics the panic in the video.

“Ready Set is a song about trying to indulge in anxiety in order to be a functional human being; the failure in attempting to do so, and the resulting fallout,” says the Digs’ guitarist/vocalist Jeff Demas.


The clip races around town, with shout outs to O’Brien’s Pub in Allston, an MBTA Orange Line station platform, Charlestown Rehearsal Studios, a bunch of Somerville streets, and one sketchy-ass taxi. Metaphorical pint glasses are also raised to the Digs’ Ocelot Records, Goddamn Draculas, Lenny Lashley, Psychic Dog, and others. “Ready Set” was filmed by the band with extra camera help by local audio engineer Jeff Bousquet, while Digs drummer and Ocelot owner Steve Knowles did the editing.

Watch the “Ready Set” video below, and check out the Digs as they release debut LP Manic with two shows this month, the official record release party November 21 at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain, and then November 28 at Out of the Blue Gallery in Cambridge.


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