I’m sure by now, after 4 albums, you’ve probably seen an Ok Go music video. They are creative, quirky, and entertaining, and the live show was no different. The Commodore Ballroom was a pretty great place to be on Wednesday. The show started out with “Upside Down and Inside Out,” and from the onset you could tell the performance was going to be a lively one.
Front man Damian Kulash was joined on stage by bandmates Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andy Ross. The concert had everything an OK Go fan could have asked for. From the first of many times the confetti canons went off, to a Q&A session with the audience where the lead singer was asked a flurry of questions ranging from who he was wearing to what kind of donut he would be. All this in addition to an acoustic performance of “Loose Leaf” performed smack dab in the middle of the Commodore dance floor.
The band is well known for its quirky pop rock, and with this fourth album the group added an electronic touch to their sound, so when the group did a cover of “Black Dog” nearing the end of the show and hit it spot on in a way Led Zeppelin would approve of, they proved that they have the versatility to change it up.
For the encore the group added a final cherry on top with a choreographed routine and left the audience with their hit “Here It Goes Again.”
With all of the visual treats, audience participation and interaction, and the band’s ever evolving sound OK Go was a fantastic concert experience proving they can translate their larger than life music videos to a real life performance.