We're not going to lie to you: We're pretty excited about tomorrow night's Houston Press Artopia, and we would be even if this paper wasn't the one putting it on. Artopia is coming up on its sixth year, and long ago entered the realm of Serious Shindig, a place to See and Be Seen.
Or you can be like us and park yourself in front of the Music Stage for this year's Artopia performers, because among the many other things to do and see there are three of Houston's hottest bands. Rocks Off feels pretty confident about saying that, because we're the ones who picked them out. This morning we thought we'd give you a taste of all three. See houstonpressartopia.com for info about tickets and all that other good stuff, and get there early -- Artopia starts at 8 p.m. sharp, and it will be crowded.
Alternate Name: Deep Cvts Time: 8-845 p.m. Reduction: 25 percent ZZ Top (call themselves "Houston's next ZZ Top"), 25 percent Sir Douglas Quintet, 50 percent Vampire Weekend In Stores: Limited-edition vinyl pressing of "Alchemist" and "Slow Descent" coming soon on Treaty Oak Collective. Also Note: Deep Cuts warm up for Artopia tonight at Fitzgerald's with New York City Queens, Roses and Purple. Info: facebook.com/deepcutstx; deepcuts.net
Time: 9:30-10:15 Reduction: 50 percent Coldplay, 25 percent Guided by Voices, 25 percent Ben Folds Five For Sale: 2011 EP It Comes Electric; 2012 LP Actual Magic; 2013 7" "Ourselves Together/The Cosmic Draw" Info: facebook.com/featherfaceband; featherface.bandcamp.com
Time: 10:20-11 p.m. Reduction: 33.33 percent Shaft, 33.33 percent Superfly, 33.33 percent Daptone Gold, .01 percent stank For Sale: 2009 EP Laser Laser Laser Beams, 2013 LP Skintight & Solid Gold Info: facebook.com/electricattitude, electricattitude.com
Finally, we'll leave you with a couple of Soundclouds from our Artopia DJs. See you there!
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