Other Lives: Not Just Another OK Act

Very few bands could truthfully say that they were hand-picked by Thom Yorke and Co. to open for their legendary band at a sold out show in a giant venue. Even fewer could express that Radiohead’s (in)famous linchpin remixed one of their tracks. Other Lives, a 5-piece alt-folk-rock act from Stillwater, Oklahoma are one of these elite few, and for good reason. A close friend of mine attended the aforementioned Ra...

19 Oct 10:53 PM 0 Read More...

A Tale of Two DJs: Flying Lotus at the Ogden Theatre & A-Trak at Rhinoceropolis

I wasn’t terribly familiar with the music of Ogden Theatre opening act Jeremiah Jae, though I knew he was as much an emcee as a DJ.  He started the show with some instrumental tracks, lulling the crowd with his occassional twiddling of mixing board knobs and the triggering of samples.  Both he and the second act, Teebs, lacked the assistance of a MacBook and Serato, which suggests the command they possess over dr...

18 Oct 10:55 PM 0 Read More...

Heartless Bastards at the Fox Theatre

The Heartless Bastards are anything but heartless. The band played The Fox Theatre October 17, and the audience was apparently under the spell of their soul baring magical mix of poetic songwriting, precise musicianship, and some serious rocking. The Austin-based band played a number of songs off their latest release, Arrow as well as the 2009 release The Mountain. ( Check out the range – ballads like “...

17 Oct 9:30 PM 0 Read More...

Peaches DJ Extravaganza at the Summit Music Hall

Most DJ nights that I’ve attended don’t involve watching the stage for revealing burlesque dance routines centered around matadors, werewolves, and unicorn intercourse.  The DJ often stands behind the altar of the glowing, white Apple emblem while the audience finds itself gyrating to a mix of house/dubstep/electro.  Peaches turned that expectation on its head Saturday night at Summit Music Hall, where the so...

13 Oct 10:44 PM 0 Read More...

Aesop Rock at the Fox Theatre

Kicking the whole night off was the duo Dark Time Sunshine, who were quick to remind us that we may not know who they are, but we should certainly make heaps of noise in any case. The two showman, Frontrunner Onry Ozzborn and his producer, Zavala, were an inspiration for opening acts anywhere, given how seamlessly they elevated the energy of the space. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="533"] Dark Time Su...

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