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Topic: Oxford

Mr. Nice

One wishes it were meaner and leaner.


Drama

Rod Lott
"Mr. Nice" is a little too true to its title. Had the film had more balls, it might have made a stronger impression. Based upon the real-life exploits of Howard Marks, writer/director Bernard Rose tracks the smart Welsh lad's sharp-angled trajectory from bullied sissy boy to major worldwide player in the drug-smuggling trade.
 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Other Lives to play with Radiohead

The Stillwater band scores the opening slot for U.S. tour's first leg.

A senior in high school, I was visiting friends in Stillwater when I saw Kunek for the first time. If you’d told me that night that some of the dudes in that band would one day open for the guys who recorded “Kid A” and “OK Computer,” then I would’ve considered giving you a few bucks to leave me alone, because you were probably a crazy homeless person.

But Jesse Tabish and the dreary, indie-pop mini-orchestra that is Other Lives have toured across this country and many others in support of the mindful, gorgeous “Tamer Animals,” to the acclaim of fans, critics and fellow musicians. Colourmusic’s Ryan Hendrix (the two bands, both from Stillwater, are very close) told me that Radiohead’s managers are friends with Other Lives’, which was a pretty big factor in the alt-Brits’ appearance at Other Lives’ show at Oxford’s historic Jericho’s Tavern in August.


But you don’t just ask somebody along on your tour as a favor to your manager.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, according to Radiohead's website. So far, Other Lives are set to open on 10 dates across the South and Midwest, and you can bet a ton of Okies will drive down I-35 for that March 5 date in Dallas, this writer included. I just can't imagine how much more ethereal and soulful Tabish's voice will sound pouring out of two-story speakers, how much more space the band's mid-tempo beauty will have to surround and envelop you.

Until then, feast your ears on “Tamer Animals”:



Other Lives perform at the Blackwatch Stage at the 2011 Norman Music Festival/Photo by Nathan Poppe
by Matt Carney 11.07.2011 2 years ago
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Days of Lives

Embraced by critics, NPR and now Radiohead, Stillwater band Other Lives is on the brink of exploding big beyond our humble borders.


Music

Matt Carney
Sitting opposite a large mural of themselves at Jericho Tavern in Oxford, England, three members of Radiohead watched and listened intently as Other Lives played 45 minutes’ worth of the somber chamber pop that the Stillwater group has spent near a decade refining.
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Torch slinger

A Tulsa doctor played his part in the Olympics torch run


Sports

Susannah Waite
As president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Tulsa pediatrician Robert Block carried the Olympic torch through Oxford, England, as it made its way to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oxford karma

Mississippi pop maven Dent May gets personal with a deceptively carefree sound.


Music

Joshua Boydston

Dent May with Dead Gaze
8 p.m. Sunday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$8

 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New words defy, get illogical response


CFN

Gazette staff
Oxford Dictionaries sent the Internet into a tizzy last week when they announced that “twerk” and “selfie” would be added to Oxford Dictionaries Online. Word spread like a meme as the news appeared on sites such as Mashable, TechCrunch, The New York Times blog The Learning Network, The Washington Post website and, of course, Fox News — not to mention its appearance on The Oklahoman’s website, NewsOK, with the headline, “Thanks, Miley: ‘Twerking’ Now in Dictionary.”
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Boozy bikers

For its second year, Bricktown Bike Bar hits the streets with some new options.


Restaurant Reviews

Greg Horton

Bricktown Bike Bar

12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., Daily

bricktownbikebar.com

Prices vary

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
 
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