I'm SO happy I didn't disregard my friends' recommendations because Other Lives' set at Sasquatch as well as their show last night at The Satellite in Silverlake were both phenomenal! Every member of the band plays multiple instruments which is something I always love because it adds so much variety to a band's music. They utilize everything from guitars to strings to the piano to finger cymbals & each song is uniquely beautiful.
It may have taken many years for people to finally start realizing just how solid Other Lives but I can guarantee they're about to blow up. How do I know this? Well, I think the fact that I was standing about 10 feet behind Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips at Other Lives' Sasquatch set & then was standing about 3 people to the left of Danger Mouse last night at The Satellite pretty much proves my point! ;-)
Thanks to Other Lives, I have now gotten the closest I've ever been to 2 of my all-time favorite musicians & it's no coincidence that both Wayne & Danger were checking OL out. Mark my words...big things are about to happen for Other Lives &, if you know what's good for you, you'll go see them the next chance you get!
SF peeps - They're playing this Wednesday 7/6 at The Independent. I highly recommend you go!