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OK Go Stopping in San Diego

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Los Angeles quartet OK Go is coming to San Diego, and as evidenced by this video, UCSD students have already put on their dancin' shoes.

    The band, known in no small way for their meticulously choreographed music videos, is touring to support their 2010 album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky.

    Originally from Chicago, OK Go are poster boys of the Internet age, producing videos that go viral again and again, and amusing millions with their increasingly complicated dance routines. The band's tongue-in-cheek-charm has brought them continued success through YouTube; their video for "Here It Goes Again" even earned a Grammy in 2007.

    A happy medium between the slick production of OK Go's sophomore effort, Oh, No, and their self-titled debut, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, is perhaps the band's most critically acclaimed album yet, earning high praise from the AV Club, Spin and the LA Times. The album was produced by Flaming Lips knob-twiddler Dave Fridmann and recorded in his studio, a converted Amish barn.

    The band will play the Price Center West Ballroom at UCSD on May 31. Tickets are $10 for UCSD's graduating seniors, $20 for lesser students, or $27 to the general public. Buddha's Playlist will open.

    If you don't feel like throwing down the dough to see Ok Go, Owl and Bear is offering up two tickets to the show. To enter the contest, head on over there and follow the instructions.

    T. Loper is a writer and photographer for the San Diego music blog Owl and Bear.