Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Other Lives Live in Luxembourg

Hailing from Stillwater, Oklahoma, the indie band "Other Lives" gave an intimate, stellar performance on the 18/06/2012 at the small Luxembourg club "Exit 7". They played for an hour and a half in front of an audience of maybe around 100 enthusiastic fans. From the first song one had the feeling that this would be a memorable night. The bond between the artists and the audience was already there from the start. How can one not fall for the beautiful voice of  Jesse Tabish as he sang “...But it feels like forever, When your mind turns to fiction...”. And it’s true. Watching the film snippets projected on the screen behind the group as they

played, one had the impression that this was the true soundtrack to Steinbeck’s Grapes of wrath. These were tunes that were once whistled in the dark, forgotten alleys of the great depression. But then the music would expand and the cello, the violin and the trumpet would spread the word and the songs would drift across vast fields of wheat, where people once worked the land and lived their decent, hard lives struggling against the forces of nature. These were, once upon a time, the other lives. 

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1 comment:

  1. what a beautiful text! and what a beautiful concert, of course!