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OK Go will perform Friday, Aug. 8, at The State Room in Salt Lake City. Gus Powell | Courtesy
Concert preview: Here goes OK Go again
Music » Band known for its videos comes to The State Room.
First Published Aug 06 2014 01:57 pm • Last Updated Aug 08 2014 01:03 pm

When you think of OK Go, you think of videos.

And that’s not a bad thing for Utahns, because tonight’s OK Go show at The State Room is sold out. If you don’t have tickets yet, at least you’ll still be able to watch those videos at home.

The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Chicago alt-rock band had one of the most memorable viral music videos in the infancy of YouTube, "Here It Goes Again" — with the band carefully choreographed performing on treadmills. It won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2007.

The band — Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andy Ross — continues to push the envelope when expressing itself visually.

And for fans, it’s interesting to note that the videos and music come from the same side of the brain.

"I’m shocked that people think they’re totally different things," said frontman Damian Kulash, 38.

The stage show exhibits the same ingenuity as the videos. "It’s just very immersive, with a lot of technology," Kulash said. "’[We] want intensive emotion."

That fits in well with the band’s music. "Hungry Ghosts" is due out in October, and Kulash described the new music as a "crazy 10-dimensional ball."

So, for those who aren’t lucky enough to have tickets for the State Room show, here is a sampling of some of our favorite videos from OK Go:

"Here It Goes Again"

"This Too Shall Pass"

"The Writing’s On the Wall"

"White Knuckles"

At a glance


When » Friday, Aug. 8, at 9 p.m.

Where » The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets » Sold out

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