The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: OK Go, Brad Absher, Record Store Day, etc.

OK Go Warehouse Live, April 17

Since the days when MTV actually played them round-the-clock, no band has been more closely identified with its music videos than OK Go. Even before there was such a thing as YouTube (or much, anyway), the L.A.-via-Chicago power-pop quartet established their Cars-plus-Pixies formula on 2002 modern-rock hit before breaking ground in the viral-video arena three years later with "Here It Goes Again." (You know, the one with the treadmills.)

Nearly a decade later, the band's scampish sense of humor remains intact -- their contribution to the soundtrack of this year's Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is called "You're a Fucking Nerd and No One Likes You" -- as does their adherence to vintage New Wave; "The Writing's On the Wall," the first single from this year's Hungry Ghosts LP, is a virtual New Order rewrite.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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