If you are an indie rock band, I don’t think there is anything that reminds you more that you might have reached Mecca than to be asked to open for Radiohead’s first U.S. tour in four years. For the boys in Other Lives, this is their reality. Having to be randomly playing a show in Radiohead’s hometown of Oxford, England, Other Lives had some folks in the crowd that would change their musical lives. ” After the show, Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, and Ed O’ Brian, came up to us and told us how much they enjoyed the show, and asked us if we wanted to be the opening act for their U.S. tour…..it was pretty amazing.” They joined us for our 5GB series before their show at Rock & Roll Hotel.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
The Oak Ridge Boys….I was 5 or 6, and pretty stoked about hearing their single Elvira…I went with my beautiful/late great grandmother Ruby.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
We played two nights in Mexico City supporting Radiohead at Foro De Sol…Both nights were sold out. The people of Mexico City were more than gracious.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
It’s between the Oak Ridge Boys and Radiohead…. Oak Ridge really killed it that night, but I have to go with Radiohead-Mexico City.
What is the gig you would most like to play?
Radiohead in Mexico City again, but this time we want Bill Murray backstage.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Radiohead, Bill Murray, Other Lives, Oak Ridge Boys.
Catch Tanlines playing Rock & Roll Hotel, Nov. 30th