OK! Go Catch Dance Fever!
By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 18, 2005 2:21PM
Though it was a weekend filled with good music and hope for the future, this summer’s Lollapalooza lacked the kind of moments that keep people talking about it for years to come. There were two exceptions though: the onstage pairing of Brian Jonestown Massacre with the Dandy Warhols and the choreographed dance moves of OK Go as they debuted the song “A Million Ways”.
After closing out their set on the second day of Lolla, OK Go explained that they’d just finished recording “Ways” and we’re so excited about it that rather than just play it live, they wanted to give the audience a little something extra. As the tune’s tight guitars and chugga-chugga bass line pounded out from the amps, the foursome proceeded to make it possible for all white boys to dance. It’s a track that’s guaranteed to get even the most tight-assed, skinny tie hipsters shaking their asses.
While the Warhols/BJM lovefest won’t be seen again soon, a backyard version of the brilliant body movin’ of OK Go is available for your enjoyment at the band’s website. The clip’s been up for a while and has even made the rounds on WGN Morning News. Be sure to wait until the end to catch the slow-mo fighting sequence.
Unfortunately for Chicago fans this vid will be the only chance to see OK Go in action for a while unless you’ve got some frequent flyer miles saved up. They’re touring the U.S. with labelmates The Redwalls until October when they embark on a swing through the UK with Brendan Benson.