Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Big Exciting NYC Show To Remind You About Voting
Feb 5th is Super Tuesday, when a bunch of states hold primaries. Feb 4th is Super Monday, when OK Go plays a show to celebrate voting at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. It's being billed as a Voter Awareness Show for Barack Obama, but fans of the rock who aren't fans of Barack should still go. It'll be awesome. Other performers include Nina Person (from the Cardigans) and Craig Wedren and Nathan Larson from Shudder To Think, one of Damian's all-time favorite bands. The boys of Stella host, and word is that a lot of famous people might talk. Get your tickets.

Also, in case this isn't obvious: We think you ought to vote in your primaries. You have our permission to skip school, work, and delay drinking practice to go and pick your leaders. Just remember you probably need to register first. It's real easy. Register now.

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Exclusive VIP Tix Available for DC Show
An Exclusive VIP Deal has been set for the Feb 2nd OK Go/Bonerama show in DC. Sixty bucks gets you two drink tickets, a post-show meet 'n' greet with the boys, plus entry to the VIP Viewing Area with its celestial snack spread. Before you freak out, please understand it's a benefit show and the boys have no interest in maintaining a tiered service that reserves the best rock for the richest people, except when all the money goes to New Orleans musicians who really, really need it. If you've bought tickets already, we're told you can upgrade. Buy Tickets.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

New EP Feb 2! Special shows in New Orleans 1/11 & DC 2/2

You´re Not Alone

OK Go spent the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans recording with the trombone soul monsters Bonerama, and soon the world will hear the insanely swaggering result: A benefit EP called You´re Not Alone that comes out Fat Tuesday of Mardi Gras with this tracklist:

Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (the Bowie tune)
A Million Ways
Oh Lately It's So Quiet
It's a Disaster
I Shall Be Released (the Dylan Tune, with "Carnival Time" Johnson on vocals)

The EP will be available only on iTunes, and 100%--every last penny-- of the proceeds will go toward rebuilding the New Orleans music community, which was devastated by Katrina. Awesomely, iTunes agreed to donate their share as did IODA, who helped us digitize and promote it. Money goes to Sweet Home New Orleans,  an incredible organization, and also to build a new home for New Orleans R&B legend and amazing person Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, who lost everything in the storm and post-storm floods.

The band believes so strongly in this cause that they donated weeks of time and effort and resources that would otherwise have gone to making a new album or teaching Tim to talk to girls. Why bring this up? To convince you to buy the thing. It´s worth your money, all of which will go to helping out talented people in very real need. Do us, them and yourselves a favor and buy a copy.


OK Go & Bonerama are playing two benefit shows to celebrate the release. Buy a ticket to either and you´ll get a free download of You're Not Alone as a gift from OK Go. The first show is this Friday. Get on it! Buy plane tickets! Help build a house while you´re there!

Jan 11 -- New Orleans, LA – Tipitina's
Feb 2   -- Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Again, every cent raised goes straight to the cause. If you can't make a show, you can still prove your awesomeness by donating to Sweet Home New Orleans right now.

Finally: Huge thanks to Music Travel Management, Horizon Entertainment Cargo, Sennheiser USA, and Gibson, who all made generous donations so these shows could happen.

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