In their videos, OK Go have choreographed treadmills, created one of the world’s largest Rube Goldberg machines, and synched a car chase with 1,000 instruments. In their music, beats are catchy, danceable, unpredictably zany, and topped with an unabashed lyrical optimism that eschews the trite, party-loving aesthetic. Throw Eugene Mirman’s self-effacing standup into the mix, and it gets weirdly ironic that Lacoste is the official sponsor. With Pretty Good Friends.
Thu., July 19, 6:30 p.m., 2012