Oaktopia 2017

Oaktopia 2017

Boombox, Mystery Skulls, Loafers, Medicine Man Revival, SuperSonic Lips, Whyte Noyze, Body English

Sat, November 18, 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).
Boombox
Boombox
BoomBox, the electronic work of songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Zion Rock Godchaux, released their EP Bits & Pieces in 2016. The new record is a further exploration of the band’s signature sound; an electronic blend of soulful Rock and Blues based dance music incorporating Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds, which Godchaux veraciously refers to as “Dirty Disco Blues.” Performing on stage with Zion is DJ Harry, who holds it down on the 1s and 2s.
Mystery Skulls
Mystery Skulls
Mystery Skulls is an American indie pop/electronica act by Luis Dubuc.
Loafers
Loafers
Garage Punk/Surf Rock/Lo-Fi band from Waco, TX USA.
Medicine Man Revival
Medicine Man Revival
Medicine Man Revival is the funky, futuristic soul collaboration of artistry, production and performance by Keite Young and Jason Robert Burt.
SuperSonic Lips
SuperSonic Lips
Founded in Dallas, TX in 2011, SuperSonic Lips have been nominated as “Best Latin Band” by the Dallas Observer four years in a row (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). Currently, the band consists of founders Yaya Lion (vocals, synths) and Saulo Ramón (guitars, synths), as well as Jawdat Anguiano (drums) and Miguel Santana (bass).

They are known for their upbeat concerts and flexible sound, which has allowed them to perform with a wide range of artists from different genres (Ishi, Blue The Misfit, Sealion, Mayta, Nite, Crocodiles, AJ Davila, Ken South Rock).

In 2015, SuperSonic Lips released their debut EP, “Grey Space.” Recorded and produced by Jordan Richardson (Son of Stan), the EP has received numerous comparisons to the sounds of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, and The Kills. SuperSonic Lips recently took part in Ninkasi Brewing Company’s “Last Band Standing” program (also presented by Spune, Untapped Festival, and Do214) and emerged as winners of the competition; they earned free recording time at Ninkasi Studios in Oregon, as well as a spot in Untapped Festival 2016 alongside TV On The Radio and Gogol Bordello.
Whyte Noyze
Whyte Noyze
Hang around Dallas' music scene long enough and you'll soon be familiar with the regular players. Lately though, a formally clad, masked rap duo by the name of Whyte Noyze has been popping up just about everywhere. And they're not just showing up — they've managed to join forces with some of DFW's biggest creative heavy-hitters for their projects. So, just who are these guys? And what's up with those masks?


As the Whyte Noyze guys put it, both members grew up in very stereotypical, suburban households; Multi/ID in Carrollton and Melvin Gulley in Euless. Their parents weren't very accepting of their love for hip-hop. Multi/ID reminisces about his love for Cypress Hill's Black Sunday — and also its tragic end in his childhood home. “I had very evangelical parents — they found that album and broke it,” he says. Adds Gulley, “I think the album I got caught with was N.W.A. You know, growing up in a white household, they loved that.”

But the pushback they received from their parents wasn't enough to deter them from following their creative dreams. Multi/ID's brother had a studio set up in their parents' garage when they were kids, which allowed the now-anonymous artist to hone his skills. As for Gulley, he remembers a time before song recognition apps and entire websites dedicated to song lyrics, which forced him to put more effort into learning about his favorite music genre.

“I’ve always loved hip-hop. So, I eventually started writing down all the lyrics and that’s how I started memorizing the songs," Gulley says. "I started making music in high school. I played the drums. I was always messing around with beats. It just evolved from there." That evolution led the young beat-maker to Dallas Sound Labs (now MediaTech Institute). There he was able to dabble in audio engineering so that he wouldn't be "totally in the dark about that side (of the music business) either."
Body English
Body English
Body English started in Denton, TX in late 2016. We play a combination of neo-soul and electronic music, utilizing roots in the discipline of jazz and the emulation of processed sound.
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/