Otep got their start in late 2000, when singer/band namesake Otep Shamaya brought her Marilyn Manson-meets-Kim Gordon style of singing to a crew of musicians known only as Rob, Moke, and eViL j. The foursome began gigging around Los Angeles and scored a deal with Capitol solely on the strength of their live show (they’d not yet recorded a demo). Spots on prominent tours such as Ozzfest and kudos from Marilyn Manson helped the band build a rabid following with Sevas Tra, their 2002 debut album. Otep released their fifth full-length album, Atavist, last year.
On Tuesday, July 21, Otep will be performing a headlining concert in Austin at Empire Control Room & Garage. The tour support includes Downfall 2012, The ReAktion and Casket of Cassandra. Regional support includes Fear Control and PigWeed. The best part? We have two general admission tickets to giveaway to one of our lucky Red River Noise readers.
The giveaway will be conducted as a raffle from our email list. Just click “enter the drawing” below after submitting your full name and email address. Only submissions with full names will be officially entered. We will pick the winner from these submissions before 6 p.m. on Monday, July 20, the day before the show. The winner will be notified via email from Red River Noise.
Empire Control Room & Garage is located at 606 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome, but everyone must present a valid I.D. at the door to enter the venue. All Advance tickets for this event are available for purchase online here.
Casket of Cassandra