Sunday 20 Apr

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.



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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.



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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.



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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House


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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.



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Other Lives — Mind the Gap EP

Joshua Boydston October 10th, 2012

Few things help a band out more than finding a big brother to help it navigate the treacherous waters of the music industry. Stillwater’s Other Lives has found its in Radiohead, for whom they opened on a recent tour.

From the sound of Other Lives’ new EP, Mind the Gap, the influence has been indelible and highly beneficial.

2011’s Tamer Animals was a brilliant record and dark-horse candidate for album of the year in certain circles. So it should mean something to say that “Take Us Alive,” the starter song on Mind the Gap, is the best thing the band has ever done. It’s a deeply affecting, brilliantly crafted single that carries forward with that rich, dark, folk-pop sound of Animals’ title track and elevates it with a sauntering, almost R&B backbone. It’s the dustier cousin of Kid A.

“Dead Can” is similarly impressive and textural. Atoms for Peace (that’s Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and more) do a stirring remix of “Tamer Animals,” and “Dustbowl” finishes strong.

Due Oct. 23, the four-track effort makes good on the promise of Animals, ensuring the group’s true junior effort no longer will see them as a little brother. —Joshua Boydston

Hey! Read This:
Other Lives interview   
Tamer Animals album review  

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