YouTube rockers talk St. Patrick's Day in Denver
By Matt Farley
OK Go's big-time music career should have been over almost exactly one year ago this St. Patrick's Day. After a scoring a few modest hits in the early 2000s and one Grammy-winning video smash with "Here It Goes Again" (the viral treadmill video) in 2007, the band abruptly announced last March that they had left EMI and Capitol Records — rarely a good sign, especially for a group that seems more interested in making good music than climbing the charts.
But instead of going away, OK Go has only gotten bigger, forming their own record label, producing an even bigger video ("This Too Shall Pass") and rocking out with Stephen Colbert. On March 17, the group will also headline Denver's wildest St. Patrick's Day party at Lodo's Keggs and Eggs. Metromix talked to drummer Dan Konopka about the show.
From left, OK Go is Andy Ross, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Damian Kulash. Other photos are from Monolith Festival 2009 and OK Go's concert at the Bluebird Theater in April 2010.