Win Tickets ($36): OK GO & March Fourth Marching Band @ Portland State University | Alternative Rock, Brass, Groove-heavy Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to OK GO & March Fourth Marching Band @ Portland State University on October 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 25.

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OK GO & March Fourth Marching Band @ Portland State UniversityPortland State of Mind presents:
OK GO & March Fourth Marching Band
October 26, 2013
Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m. | $10 PSU Students / $18 General | All Ages
Tickets: or the PSU Box Office at or 503-725-3307

Peter Stott Center
930 SW Hall St., Portland, OR 97201

Okay, let’s just get this part out of the way. 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. I repeat: they played music in the chambers of the United States Senate.

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 raised most of the money to buy a house for soul legend Al Johnson, so he could move home to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. They’ve been doing their thing – making cool stuff – and thanks to the videos, that exuberant buzz has spilled across the globe. But don’t let that distract you, the best part of OK Go is still the music

With a rallying cry of “JOY NOW!” 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.”

Aside from the band’s marching band themed costumes, percussion corps and brass, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though the band has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4 is anchored by funky electric bass, and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. In one 90-minute set the band will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, along the way stopping to sample the deepest grooves of the best of American funk, rock, jazz and boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and sexy dancers. This genre-busting approach is usually the territory of DJs, but this band is real people making music and art in real time—and every show is different. MarchFourth inspires dancing… when the audience can tear its eyes from the kaleidoscope of visual energy (and maybe even a crowd-surfing stilter) pouring from the stage.

“Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes such a technicolor experience that using the word ‘concert’ to describe their performance falls flat” (5820 Magazine). M4 provides the opportunity to come together in joyous union with a band whose mission is to seize the moment, bring communities together, and leave everyone feeling as if the world is a better place.

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48 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): OK GO & March Fourth Marching Band @ Portland State University | Alternative Rock, Brass, Groove-heavy Rock

  1. Jon October 21, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    OK, fine I really want to GO, before Portland states that marching is banned.

  2. Tamara Colpitts October 21, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    I wanna attend this event so that I can experience Ok Go…… What a great night it looks to be….

  3. Schuyler October 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Ok, I’ll go.

  4. LeeH October 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Because music!

  5. Sarah C October 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Ok! (I’ll) Go!

  6. KitCat S October 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    My sister will kill me if I don’t at least attempt to win these. I may or may not choose to take her with me if I win. OK, I’ll let her GO with me.

  7. billy October 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I hope I got the math rite … marching forth is the exit I see, follow the band, thats all, just follow

  8. Stacey Ross October 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    My 6-yr-old son is a burgeoning OK Go fan, would love to see him dancing in the aisles during this show.

  9. Garrett B. October 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    OK GO is one of the most creative and fun bands of our generation. I think my head might explode if I get a pair of these tickets. So if you want to see the first documented case of head-explosions, send some of those music bombs my direction. Please and thank you.

  10. Mikal October 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Halloween is my birthday and we’re looking for fun things to do! OK GO would be a great Saturday night celebration.

  11. William Stewart October 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm #


  12. AMY October 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I would love to go!

  13. Jadon October 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I want to go to there!

  14. Christine October 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    I missed them when they came to OSU, I hope I can see them this time!

  15. Ruth October 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    What a fun idea!

  16. Jessica October 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    I want their energy to emanate through me!

  17. James October 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    Two of the most fun bands, one night on one stage, what could be better!

  18. Marlene October 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Please for my 17 year old daughter!

  19. Marlene October 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Would love to go!

  20. Colleen Miller October 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    I would love to bring my kids. We had tickets to another one of their shows and had to cancel it.. Would love a chance to make up for it.

  21. Sache October 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    I’ve wanted to see both of these bands for a long time. I know exactly who I would take too!

  22. Ann October 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    It would be fun.

  23. Peter October 22, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    People have a lot more fun when I show up,
    just saying

  24. Peter October 22, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    People have a lot more fun after I show up,
    just saying

  25. Ashlee Tierney October 22, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    I haven’t seen them in concert since ’07 in Seattle! I would love to see them again!

  26. Pete October 22, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    As a former “band nerd”, this looks like a blast! I think I can still Mark Time, March!

  27. Jordan October 22, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    I have a friend in town and this would be an awesome way to show him the spirit of Portland!

  28. Krystine October 22, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I would love to go see OK Go with my son!

  29. Stef October 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    My girlfriend and are both students and we really need a night out together!! Plus, we both LOVE March Forth and OK GO!

  30. Joel October 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    OKGo is one of the most creative, innovative bands around. I love their indy vibe, and great musicality. And, of course, March Fourth is simply amazing!

  31. Annie October 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of OK Go since 2005, ever since seeing their Here It Goes Again video on Youtube. Their music, their advocacy for art/science/information, inspires me to be creative in my own pursuits and share creativity with others. I’m incredibly excited to know that they are playing near me next week, and am definitely going to the show whether I win or not, it’d be nice to win though so I can bring along someone who will be inspired as well!

  32. Peter October 24, 2013 at 10:50 am #


  33. Angela October 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    oh my gosh how did i not know about this?! I am a huge fan of BOTH bands! Please let me GO, ok?

  34. Stephanie October 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    please please please!!!

  35. Kimi October 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Because I love treadmills!

  36. Holly October 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    This would be so fun. Pick me! :)

  37. tim October 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    I hate treadmills, but dig Ok Go!

  38. Mesha October 24, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Ok – I’ll go! Its my 30th! Help me celebrate in style with free concert tickets!

  39. Julienne October 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Please pick me!! My son and I bonded over OK GO’s Oh No CD, the one with the treadmill video…we played it in the car forever. He is a marching band aficionado so I know he would be totally blown away by the whole experience.

  40. Mark October 24, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    This sounds like an awesome show. My wife and I would have a blast if you pick us to win free tickets.

  41. Sara McCormick October 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    OMG Yes Yes YES PLEASE! My sister and I will ROCK that school house!

  42. Jae Ann Atwood October 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  43. Scott October 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    Yes please.

  44. Eric October 24, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    This night will be a lot like camping… in tents. I’d love to join the intensity

  45. TomP October 25, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    Sounds good

  46. Tammi October 25, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    I simply just love M4 to little tiny pieces. It’s been a while and I would be oh so greatful to win tix.

  47. Mathew Trono October 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    I love OK GO and want to go so bad.

  48. TRON October 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    I would like to go, and to get the tickets, because life is short and this seems like an awesome way to spend a few hours of it. Thank you!

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