November 11th, 2011
Ticket Giveaway: The Octopus Project w/ Bang Bangz at Fitzgerald’s
We’re hoping to make this a habit. We have another pair of tickets to giveaway. This week, you will be treated to The Octopus Project and Bang Bangz at Fitzgerald’s. The show pairs established, experimental The Octopus Project with the brand-spanking new Bang Bangz out of Houston. Should be an interesting mix. It’s all-local, all-indietronica tonight.
The Octopus Project
Music is Happiness… Austin-based The Octopus Project is returning to Houston, bringing their danceable, happy, dream-like, semi-electronic pop to Fitzgeralds tonight. I caught this band at ACL is 2008 and again at the inaugural Summerfest in 2009, and have been a fan ever since. All 5 band members play multiple instruments, and they even feature a theremin and Words With Friends jackpot xylophone. I look forward to seeing them perform some of their new songs lie “Wet Gold” and “Hallucinists” off their 2010 release Hexadecagon, but mainly I’m going to see them play my old favorites like “Truck,” “I Saw the Bright Shinies,” and “Music is Happiness.”
Talk about a brand new band. They only just debuted in September, released two singles and are hoping for their first EP to be released next month. Get in with the other ground floor fans (and by that I mean “like” their facebook page that has less than 300 bumps as of this moment). You can check out four of their songs on Bandcamp (my favorite is “Wrong“). At first listen, it looks like we have a very melodic, undulating vibe to lead us into The Octopus Project tonight and into THE GREAT BEYOND.
Doors Open at 8:00PM
Tickets are $15
To win, give us your favorite song from one of the bands, experience at a previous live show, or just give us the name of another new Houston band that we need to be paying attention to.