The Grand Stafford Theater is proud to welcome Austin oddballs The Octopus Project back to the stage in Downtown Bryan. The Octopus Project has been releasing joyous party music since 2002, toured the world with diverse artists like Aesop Rock, DEVO and Explosions in the Sky, and have earned a reputation as a band that creates exceptional experiences through elaborate multimedia experiments, lavish album packaging, and the intensity of their extremely fun and loud live shows. With their colorful concerts, wondrous wardrobes, and mystifying musical talents, the foursome never fails to draw out an eccentric crowd of party people.
This Austin-based experimental pop band consists of Ryan Figg, Yvonne Lambert, Josh Lambert and Toto Miranda, and the group is currently reveling in the success of their fifth studio album released last summer. “Where its predecessor [2010's Hexadecagon] went wide-screen and cosmic, Fever Forms is more representative of The Octopus Project live experience — dense and ecstatic, a concentrated dose of frenetic beats and exuberant melody set in a brilliantly-colored sound world,” the band says. But the band has been up to more than that since last summer. Fresh off the successful release of Fever Forms, these guys have found new success in the film industry: Honored & Amazed, their soundtrack for the Sundance Film Festival film, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, was chosen the winner of the Special Jury Award for Musical Score at the festival.
The Octopus Project will be joined by Featherface, a band from Houston that has rapidly gained a reputation for energetic live performances and an over-the-top, divergent approach to pop music, which has local critics raving. Free Press Houston: “[It Comes Electric] … bursts with youthful energy, a lush and varied sound, smart arrangements, and some damn catchy songs.” Indie Houston: “Out of nowhere, these guys came out with an album that is honestly undeniably one of the best albums of the year.” Also on the bill are The Feeble Contenders, a loud, rock ‘n’ roll band from here in College Station.
Doors will open at the Grand Stafford Theater at 8 p.m. with the first act set to begin playing at 9 p.m. Tickets are being sold for $12 in advance and can be bought online at grandstaffordtheater.com, or at the door. The show is for all ages.