Choice concerts: A viral phenomenon

O.A.R., Oct. 4, Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park, Boca Raton

You can have all of the billboards in the world. You can put videos on MTV. You can drive around the suburbs in an old police car with a giant bullhorn attached. You can even release five singles from your first album at the same time.

But nothing beats word of mouth.

That’s how O.A.R. got momentum going at first. Mind you, it’s not like that band in college that everyone knew because of literal word of mouth. The Internet helped. So did good musicianship and songwriting.

The band kept its fans through superb work on stage, and it’s definitely worth your time.

Enjoy one of their earliest songs, “That Was A Crazy Game of Poker”:

Also: Tampa supergroup Dive Bar Stalkers invade Delray’s City Limits on Friday… Apocalyptica is worth a glance because they play “cello metal”, and seeing once-in-a-lifetime things right now is a good idea. Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, Saturday … Also one of those OIAL things is the great blues vocalist Bobby “Blue” Bland, coming to City Limits on Saturday … Two comedians head to town Sunday: Lewis Black at the Kravis Center in West Palm, and Joel McHale of E!’s “The Soup” to Fort Pierce’s Sunrise Theater.

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