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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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Animal tamers

‘Creep’ through these photos of Other Lives opening for Radiohead in Dallas last night.

Three hours’ drive to Dallas couldn’t deter a horde of Oklahomans from seeing the state’s most recently successful band play one of the biggest stages of its career last night.

Yes, Other Lives strolled through Dallas on tour with Radiohead, and the result was nothing short of wonderful. Hearing Thom Yorke praise the Stillwater group at the end of his band’s two-hours-plus set seemed like a pretty big victory for Oklahoma.

Check out our photos of Other Lives, and then Radiohead’s set list — which included some odd surprises — below. I’d take the time to write about it, but I’m still a little bit too much in awe from the whole experience to do it justice.

To put it short, however, the evening was light on frenetic Jonny Greenwood guitar moments (I would’ve sacrificed my firstborn for “Electioneering”), and heavy on intricate, deep-groove rhythmics, as Radiohead played heavily from The King of Limbs.



Radiohead set list
“Bloom”
“Little by Little”
“Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”
“Morning Mr. Magpie”
“The Gloaming”
“The Daily Mail”
“Pyramid Song”
“The Amazing Sounds of Orgy” (note: this song failed to inspire any orgy-like behavior amongst the crowd)
“Karma Police”
“15 Step”
“Staircase”
“Identikit”
“Lotus Flower”
“There There”
“Feral”
“Idioteque”
encore break
“Separator”
“Climbing Up the Walls”
“Bodysnatchers”
“Everything in Its Right Place”
encore break
“Give Up the Ghost” (just Yorke and Greenwood)
“Skirting on the Surface”
“Reckoner”
“Paranoid Android”

Pitchfork reports that last night was the band’s live debut of “The Amazing Sounds of Orgy” and “Skirting on the Surface.” Related: Radiohead has an impressive army of nerd-tastic, note-scribbling followers out there.

by Matt Carney 03.06.2012 2 years ago
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