The Houston Press and Rocks Off are proud to announce the musical lineup for our sixth annual Artopia, set for Saturday, January 25, once again at Winter Street Studios (2101 Winter St.). While you admire the creations of some of the Bayou City's top visual artists and fashion designers, Artopia's Music Stage will be rocked, rolled and thoroughly funked up by Houston's own Electric Attitude, Featherface and Deep Cuts.
Still riding high off their superfly 2013 album Skintight & Solid Gold -- which the band reports is now being ordered from as far away as France and Switzerland -- Electric Attitude has all kinds of shizz going on right now, hardly limited to their opening gigs for Girl In a Coma at Numbers Thanksgiving Saturday and Har Mar Superstar New Year's Eve at Walters(!).
Skintight has also been accepted by Pandora, which is in the process of building a station around EA. Still, the band is proudest of the brand-new touring vehicle they've dubbed "Vincent Van Gold" (see above) and hope to use it to break into the Memphis and Nashville markets in 2014.
Last glimpsed at the Paste Untapped Festival pre-party, the elegantly mellow dream-pop gentlemen of Featherface have also been widening their touring radius with recent shows in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Austin and Bryan, brand-new 7" in tow. Give their new video for "The Cosmic Draw," from that very 7", a look below.
Lastly, Deep Cuts -- or Deep Cvts if you're nasty, sorta like Chvrches -- have been building up quite a buzz with their Latin-tinged indie-pop and have started opening some of the bigger local shows around, like Buxton's ten-year anniversary gig November 30 at Fitz.
We're also glad to welcome back DJs Ceeplus Bad Knives and Dave Wrangler, trusted old hands at Houston Press events, keeping things stylish by the Fashion Stage and the live painting, respectively.
Indeed, fashion. Live painting. DJs. Electric Attitude. Featherface. Deep Cuts. A topia's worth of art. Make it a winter to remember.
Tickets are now available for $45 (general-admission) and $75 (VIP) at houstonpressartopia.com. Go for the VIP, trust us.
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