WHAT: Portland State of Mind: OK Go and the March Fourth Marching Band in Concert
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Peter Stott Center, 930 SW Hall St., Portland, OR 97201
In collaboration with KPSU, Portland State Professional Sound, & Portland State Programming Board
Most people know OK Go from their videos, especially those treadmills. However, OK Go is more than those videos. The band’s frontman Damian Kulash sometimes makes big declarations like “We’re trying to be a DIY band in a post-major label world” or “Our whole bag is having good ideas and making cool stuff.” Some of the other cool stuff they’ve made lately: a record accompanied only by trombones, a play, an essay in the best-selling collection Things I’ve Learned From Women Who Dumped Me, op-eds in the New York Times and Huffington Post. They’ve testified before Congress and played in the Senate chambers. They’ve been commentators on All Things Considered. They interviewed a member of N’Sync in the bathroom of Radio City Music Hall. They have a project where they walk the streets with fans handing out burritos to the homeless. They’ve been doing their thing – making cool stuff – and thanks to the videos, that exuberant buzz has spilled across the globe.
With a rallying cry of “JOY NOW!” the MarchFourth Marching Band (known as M4 by its growing legion of fans) throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle. What began as a Fat Tuesday party on March 4, 2003 in Portland, Oregon has become one of the nation’s best live touring acts. Thanks to word-of-mouth will soon be graduating from “best kept secret” to a band on the brink of exploding in popularity. Whether at a family matinee in a small town in Colorado or a sweaty nightclub in New York City or a festival mainstage in Louisiana, MarchFourth wins over audiences of all ages at every occasion, and has consistently been named a “festival favorite.”
COST: $10/ students; $12 Alumni with code; $18/ Public, Purchase tickets at the PSU Box Office, 503-725-3307, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201