Saturday, July 2, 2011

Other Lives @ The Satellite - 7/1/11

When I went to Sasquatch over Memorial Day weekend, I was told by several different people it was imperative that I catch Other Lives' Sunday afternoon set. At the time, I knew nothing about the band except that they've been around since 2004, are originally from Oklahoma & used to be called Kunek.

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!


  1. Wow! I thought that was Danger Mouse @ the Satellite! But I was too shy to say anything. I think Other Lives are going to be big. They've very talented. :)

  2. I was too shy to say anything too! I was kinda following him around like a lost puppy but I never got up the nerve. SO happy I got to meet Jesse from OL though! :-)