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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

OK Go see them on tour

OK Go is one of my pet bands of 2005 since they rocked my socks off in concert when they were touring with The Redwalls last summer. I've posted about OK Go before, and today got the good news that they just announced some new tour dates. They have intelligent, scathing lyrics and a really great, tight pop sound (handclaps abound), so you should take some time to see if they jive with you as well.

Oh Lately It's So Quiet - OK Go
The boys get all falsetto Prince-throwback on this fabulous track. It's sexy and a bit mysterious (about getting over an old flame) but still fun. "Darlin', if you're not here haunting me, I'm wondering whose house are you haunting tonight? Whose sheets do you twist, whose face you kiss...whose house are you haunting tonight?"

A Million Ways - OK Go
Please tell me that you have seen the dance video for this song (above) because it is sheer brilliance. Again, clincher lyrics do it for me on this cut:
"Sit back, matter fact,
teasing, toying, turning, chatting,
charming, hissing, playing the crowd.
Play that song again, another couple Klonopin
A nod a glance a half hearted bow.
Oh such grace, oh such beauty
and lipstick and callous,
and fishnets and malice.
Oh darling, you’re a million ways to be cruel."

You've also gotta love the backing lyric to the chorus "One, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero cruel." Baby, it's as good as it gets.

I highly recommend both of their CDs, OK Go (2002) and Oh No (2005).

"...As for OK Go, they've spent January widening the rock-hole over the United Kingdom with a severely sold-out tour. America, it's your turn now. (And look alive, Canada, because you're next.):
Headlining Shows:
1/24 Brooklyn, NY--North Six
1/25 South Burlington, VT--Higher Ground
1/26 Providence, RI--Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
1/27 Boston, MA--Paradise Rock Club
1/28 New Haven, CT--Toad's Place

Supporting Controller.Controller:
1/30 Moncton, NB, CA--Manhattan
1/31 Halifax, NS, Canada--The Pavilion EARLY SHOW
1/31 Halifax, NS, Canada--Stage Nine LATE SHOW
2/02 Montreal, QC, Canada--Cabaret Music Hall
2/04 Kingston, ON, Canada--Grad Club EARLY SHOW
2/04 Kingston, ON, Canada--Grad Club LATE SHOW
2/06 Guelph, ON, Canada--Vinyl
2/07 Hamilton, ON, Canada--The Casbah
2/08 Waterloo, ON, Canada--Starlight

Supporting Motion City Soundtrack:
2/16 Milwaukee, WI--The Rave
2/18 Marquette, MI--Northern Michigan University
2/20 Lawrence, KS--Granada Theatre
2/21 Englewood, CO--Gothic Theatre (dang, I'll be in Cali!)
2/22 Salt Lake City, UT--Lo Fi Cafe
2/24 Pullman, WA--Washington State University
2/25 Seattle, WA--Neumos
2/26 Portland, OR--Loveland
2/28 San Francisco, CA--Slim's
3/02 Los Angeles, CA--Henry Fonda Theatre
3/03 Pomona, CA--Glass House
3/04 San Diego, CA--Soma
3/05 Tempe, AZ--Marquee Theatre
3/07 Austin, TX--Emo's
3/08 Dallas, TX--Gypsy Ballroom
3/09 Houston, TX--Meridian
3/11 St. Petersburg, FL--State Theatre
3/12 Orlando, FL--House of Blues

Bonus Show:
4/21 Forth Worth, TX--Main Street Arts Festival--FREE SHOW

Sheck it out.



At January 24, 2006 7:30 PM, Blogger Styeiles said...

FYI= OK GO will also be playing with Controller Controller at Call The Office on Feb 9, in London Ont. (which is my hometown) and I`m very excited to see them live..I`ve herd a lot of good things..Great post Heather ..thanks for the Mp3`s

At January 24, 2006 9:28 PM, Blogger Tanner said...

I saw them last year and I didn't even know they were going to play. The power went out and they made the best of it until it was fixed. Very Cool guys.


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