Los Angeles quartet OK Go are coming to San Diego and, if the above video is any indication, UCSD students have already put on their dancin’ shoes.
OK Go, known in no small way for their meticulously choreographed music videos, are touring to support their 2010 album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, and will play the Price Center West Ballroom at UCSD on May 31. Tickets are $10 for UCSD’s graduating seniors, $20 for lesser students, and $27 to the general public. Buddha’s Playlist will open.
For those who don’t feel like throwing down the dough to see Ok Go, we’re offering up a pair of tickets to the concert. To enter the contest, simply comment via Facebook (below) by May 29.
For their fifth anniversary, the San Diego branch of Chicago-based music venue House of Blues celebrated with an afternoon, all-ages show featuring Freelance Whales, Earl Greyhound, Shout Out Louds, and Ok Go. The “all-ages” aspect was evident in the awkward teenage poses of kids in the top balcony — and by what looked like an entire middle-school class, complete with chaperones, taking up the whole right corner. Continue reading…
Shout Out Louds could have been just another casualty of the sophomore slump. Their second album, 2007’s Our Ill Wills, was met with a tepid reception by fans and critics, who criticized it for being over-produced and lifting too heavily from bands like The Cure.
Those complaints have been silenced with Work, the Swedish band’s triumphant return to form. Shout Out Louds have never sounded this driven or vital, thanks to some captivating, no-nonsense arrangements, adhesive melodies, and Phil Ek’s gleaming production.
San Diegans will get to experience Work standouts “Walls” (MP3), “Fall Hard,” and “Show Me Something New” on May 22nd, when the rejuvenated band joins Freelance Whales and Ok Go for an afternoon show at House of Blues. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
We sat down with multi-instrumentalist Bebban Stenborg to discuss Shout Out Louds’ revamped approach. Continue reading…