During the thick of the (still-ongoing) COVID-19 crisis, musicians were forced to come up with unique and unusual ways to stay productive in a socially-distant and suddenly show-less period in American history. As far as Milwaukee projects are concerned, you’d be hard-pressed to find a local band that adapted to the unprecedented point in time better than Something To Do. Since last March, the veteran ska-punk outfit put out a song urging people to stay inside (which helped raise money for X-Ray Arcade’s relief fund), wrote and recorded a new full-length album remotely, and managed to release a few innovate and entertaining music videos that didn’t require any in-person interaction whatsoever.
Now that all the band’s members are vaccinated, they finally feel comfortable playing shows again and, yes, also coming together to make more music videos. Something To Do’s latest visual effort (and first in-person shoot since the pandemic first made its presence known) is for “Am I Still Coming Over?,” a song off last year’s great Give Me Attention full-length. In addition to footage of the sprawling ska band performing together in a Riverwest yard, the video—which was shot, directed, and edited by 18-year-old filmmaker Cole McCormack—features a dramatic narrative that traces a couple’s rise and fall…with a lovable pooch playing a part as well.
The video’s release comes in advance of a handful of Something To Do concerts. The band will perform at Green Bay’s “igNight Market” on August 21, at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago on August 28, at Summerfest on September 18, and in support of Mustard Plug at X-Ray Arcade on November 11. Get ready for those shows by watching the “Am I Still Coming Over?” video below.