Thursday, January 21, 2010

OK Go rules KO!

We here at TPP are big fans of the interweb, and we're sure you are too. We'd also be willing to wager that at one point or another during time spent on the internutz, you've for sure come across OK Go. The band that quite literally defined 'viral video' and changed the way that fans, media and the music industry look to the web wide wob. But that's besides the point...

The point is the music. Emotionally charged, accessible, danceable, pop rock that truly connects with the listener.

The point is the shows. Infectious, fun-filled events in the best sense of the word, that has made them touring pals with the likes of Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab, Snow Patrol and many many more.

The point is we're bringing OK Go (with their songs and their full on fabulous live prowess) to HK for one night only on the 24th February - and we think you should all come see what all the fuss is about!

Join the Facebook event here and click more below for "more".

A few more reasons to love OK Go:

* Their videos are indeed cultural phenomenons -
'A Million Ways' (the one with them dancing in their backyard) was made for USD10, and did something that none of the major label big boys could - inventing a new way for bands to connect with fans. Moreover, the fan-made compilation video that came out as a response is one of the most endearing out there. Google it.
The follow up 'Here It Goes Again' (you know - the treadmill one) is the most succesful viral video ever. Streamed and downloaded a gabillion zillion times, it went on to sell over 4 million copies. It was a #1 iTunes single and video and holds the record for most videos ever sold by any EMI artist. It also earnt them a Grammy award and a cameo on The Simpsons. Which is nice.

* Their albums are really rather good too -
'Uh Oh' produced by Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand, The Cardigans) was in the Billboard charts for three years. Their latest album, 'Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky', was just released on January 12th 2010. Produced by Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Flaming Lips) it is their most impressive and self assured record yet. With a catchy Prince inspired sound, the LP is already creating a big buzz amongst fans and critics alike.

* They use their powers for good -
They have a project where they walk around handing burritos to the homeless; They also raised money to buy a house for soul legend Al Johnson (and others who were displaced), so he could move home to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; They've contributed numerous opinion editorials for the likes of the New York Times and Uffington Post; and they were actively involved in raising awareness for Obama. Hurrah!

The deets:

The Peoples' Party presents:
+ support
24th February, 2010
Grappas Cellar

Tickets: Adv $300 (incl 1 drink) from Grappas Cellar and White Noise Records from the 27th January (available first to all you good folk at the Andrew Bird show).

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