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Damian Kulash of OK Go

May 24, 2006 by  
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okgomainArmed with merely ten dollars and a dance routine best described as happenstance, OK Go (Damian Kulash on vocals and guitar, Tim Nordwind on bass, Dan Konopka on drums, and Andy Ross on guitar and keyboards) burst on to the musical stage with a stylish bang. Making their initial mark on the scene with their self-titled debut in 2002, OK Go has been drawing in fans en masse with their own unique approach to music with infectious dance grooves and unaffected lyrics. With their follow up album Oh No released in 2005, the band is currently on the road with their high-energy live show and delightfully conspicuous stage clothes.

We recently sat down with lead singer Damian Kulash, Jr. before a show with She Wants Revenge and The Lashes in Clifton Park, New York. If it weren’t for a couple of brief yawns and hair tousles, you would never know this outspoken front-man was recovering from a case of bad salad, suffering from a lack of sleep, and in the midst of preparing to direct OK Go’s next video.

Interviewed by: Julie Zidel and Laura DiBetta | May 2006
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Phantom Planet

May 11, 2006 by  
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ppwhite“Yeah this whole world needs an Anthem, and I’m hoping everyone will sing along…”

Having released three studio albums to date, toured the world, and gone through a few line-up changes over their existence – PHANTOM PLANET continues to rock on without boundaries.  They’ve been together since they were teenagers and although a few things may have changed, much stays the same.  They still bring the same raw energy and crowd appeal to the stage night after night and continue to write songs that are innovative and crowd-pleasing.  They’ve never been a band who has been afraid to venture into new territories soundwise and this is evident if you listen to their catalog of music.

They were writing and recording songs for their fourth album when approached to do some live dates on the East Coast with Guster.  Knowing this would be the perfect time to test out some of the new songs to a live audience and take a break from the studio, they packed their bags and hit the road.  We met up with the band (Alex Greenwald on lead vocals and guitar, Sam Farrar on bass, Darren Robinson on guitar, and Jeff Conrad on drums) before their recent show in Massachusetts and asked them some questions we, as huge Phantom Planet fans, have been dying to know the answers to.  Hopefully you were too…..

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette, Laura DiBetta & Julie Zidel |  May 2006

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