For Christmas this year, the metro is giving us a night of music. The KJ103 "Jingle Jam" concert features several acts, including 3OH!3, Push Play, We the Kings and other bands, who will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center, 425 E. California.
Nathaniel Motte of 3OH!3 said the group has never played in Oklahoma before, and thinks Monday's concert will be a good opportunity to take a break from its regular tour and visit the Sooner State.
Originally from Boulder, Colo., Motte has been making, producing and playing music for several years. He met his band mate, Sean Foreman, while they were both studying at the University of Colorado. Music was a hobby for the pair at first, but they had so much fun putting on live shows that it became their full-time focus. Motte said he was accepted to medical school just before deciding to pursue music instead.
"I think everything's kind of based on having fun, and it just kind of evolved from there," he said.
Motte and Foreman are known for their single "Don't Trust Me," a somewhat controversial tune that hit top 10 on the Billboard charts in May when it was released. Some of the lyrics may be considered offensive to some: "Shush, girl / Shut your lips / Do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips."
But Motte said the band hasn't suffered from hate mail or too many disgruntled fans.
"I think most people are pretty intelligent and have a sense of humor," he said.
The doors for "Jingle Jam" open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $19 in advance and $23 at the door. "Paige Lawler