Oaktopia 2017

Oaktopia 2017

Tobacco, Bane's World, Pearl Earl, War Party, Samus David Jr.

Fri, November 17, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 am)

$15.00

This event is all ages

Wanna go both days? Click here to get your tickets! 

For additional information about the festival, please visit https://www.oaktopia.com/

Oaktopia
Oaktopia
Originated in Denton, Texas, Oaktopia is a two festival that showcases the best and most diverse experience in art and music. This festival combines chart-topping and critically acclaimed music acts with art, events, vendors and activities. Oaktopia was voted the Best Festival of 2015 and 2016 by the Dallas Observer (Dallas Observer Music Awards) and the Best Music Festival by The Dentonite (Dentons Arts & Music Awards).
Tobacco
Tobacco
TOBACCO has proven throughout the years to be an enigma choosing to shroud his personal life in mystery in order to keep a deeper level of focus on the music. That has all helped tremendously as there’s a lot to chew on from 2008’s debut FUCKED UP FRIENDS to 2010’s MANIAC MEAT, all leading up and spilling into TOBACCO’s Ghostly debut, ULTIMA II MASSAGE.

Over the course of three LPs and a number of EPs, the Pennsylvania snake-synth-charmer has continuously depended his approach to aural depravity. Ultima II Massage brings the listener up to TOBACCO’s speed as he widens a jagged swath through his own weird catalog, each disparate track damaged to the point of

contributing to some sort of greater, lurching Frankenstein-like state.

There were notable breaks en route to TOBACCO in the present a commission to remix White Zombie’s Thunder Kiss 65, a new Black Moth Super Rainbow record entitled COBRA JUICY, and producing Demon Queen’s EXORCISE TAPE with vocalist Zackey Force Funk. All these experiences no doubt played a role in TOBACCO’s progression. You can hear disembodied bits of Boards of Canada, early Def Jam records, and Gary Numan, or maybe just public-access TV and bad VHS dubs of 80’s horror flicks. Or the sun exploding and everything you’ve ever loved melting away. At the end of the day, TOBACCO’s just trying to make meditation music.
Bane's World
Bane's World
Bane’s World is a group coming out of Long Beach, CA, lead by singer/songwriter and guitarist Shane Blanchard.
Pearl Earl
Pearl Earl
Pearl Earl is an all-female, psych/pop/prog/garage rock group based out of Denton, TX. The band was founded in late 2014 and released an EP titled "Karaoke Superstar" in 2015 which was nominated "Best EP" in the Dallas Observer Music Awards. They recently were awarded "Best Indie/Rock Band" and "Best Song" in the 2017 Denton Arts and Music Awards. Their first full-length album was recorded at Elmwood Recordings with Alex Bhore and Brack Cantrell and mastered by Dave Cooley, releasing July 15th 2017
War Party
War Party
"It takes a lot of nerve to use a word like “party” in one’s band name anymore. Fortunately for Fort Worth-bred garage rockers, War Party, audacity is in no short supply.

Since 2011, the retro-minded, punk-leaning lot have used a mix of skuzzy guitars, horns and a dirty organ to wage a two-front war on the music world: on the road, where they’ve spent relentlessly hitting both coasts with like-minded acts like Dallas’ Sealion, and at home, where War Party has been named “Best Punk Band” by the Fort Worth Weekly, and where members of the band have helped foster Fort Worth’s emerging DIY scene through the Lo-Life Recordings label they founded and the Dreamy Life Records brick-and-mortar shop they help run.

In 2015, War Party's "Teenager on Drugs" single was released in a 7" boxset also featuring Texas' own John Wesley Coleman through Windian Records, that saw the band significantly pumping up the Dion & The Belmonts portion of its patented brand of “don’t-wop” – though not at the expense of some of its rougher edges."
Samus David Jr.
Samus David Jr.
Samus David Jr. is an indie rock band with jazz and garage rock influences. Made up of members of Lone Wolf Club and is currently writing new material and will be on a stage near you!
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/