Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Other Lives - 12.3.12 - Brillobox - Show Preview - Concert Preview

The blog has been slowly treading along the last few months. We just completed our 65+ hour work weeks this past Saturday. Now we are venturing into vacation time with a trip overseas and a couple of stops at some festivals. Thanks to our friends, we will be reporting on a couple of these shows from Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris. Be on the lookout. In the meantime, Other Lives will be appearing at Brillobox next Monday, 12.3.

Other Lives was last here back in February touring behind their second LP Tamer Animals. This time they are promoting their new EP Mind The Gap. If you missed them earlier this year, they are a band to catch live. Their sound, energy and overall presence demonstrates why they opened for Radiohead and Bon Iver. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us at with your name to enter. 

From our previous interview with the band: 

Stillwater, Oklahoma is rarely heard from on the national music scene. It is home to the invention of both the parking meter and the drive-in car hop restaurant. Jesse feels like their location has not hindered the success of the band. Instead, it has been central to the band’s sound and tempo.

“I think that it's taken a long time, but because of the isolation it's allowed us to really work without being rushed. We've spent basically the last ten years hiding away and writing music, I think that kind of isolation allows you to get to know yourself. It gives the band a chance to breathe and grow.”

When the band comes to Pittsburgh, they will be the headlining act, something which the band approaches differently from opening.

“As an opener you kind of play your 'best stuff', you are really physically working to win over the crowd. As a headliner, maybe some of the people are already with you, it gives you a little bit more of a confidence that you have some good will there right off the bat. One of the biggest things is knowing how to not just play a tune, but to create excitement and a dynamic in a live setting.”

The show begins at 9:30 with doors at 9. Tickets are $12 and can be found here