Singer/activist Otep, Texas ‘red dirt metal’ band, actually head for Pub Station

Otep Shamaya’s music is formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse. Art for art’s sake. She was signed to Capitol Records in 2002 after only five shows, without a demo, and strictly on the power of her live performance.

Sunday, July 31, 7 p.m., Pub Station. Tickets for the all-ages show are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Since then, she has spoken at the Democratic National Convention on behalf of Rock the Vote, nominated by GLAAD for Outstanding Artist Award with Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, won MTV’s prestigious Best Video for Music with a message award. She has recorded six studio albums, one EP, and one live album, all original music, recorded several spoken word projects, expanded into the world of Voice Over for television, video games,  and major motion pictures, authored three books of original poetry, and continues to write and contribute to many other projects.

“Following in the footsteps of outspoken musicians from folk singer Woody Guthrie to Rage Against The Machine’s Zach de la Rocha, Otep Shamaya has positioned herself as one of music’s catalysts for social change.”

Pub adds Texas ‘Red

Dirt’ metal show

Texas Hippie Coalition with Scott H Biram, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, Pub Station. Tickets for the age-21+ show are $15.

Texas Hippie Coalition are the purveyors of their own patented “Red Dirt Metal” sound: designing their own line in life and in music. For them, there is no other way. Texas Hippie Coalition are committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that’s born of both life experience and a respect for rock ‘n’ roll’s forefathers.

What exactly is Red Dirt Metal? Take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you’ve got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands. Texas Hippie Coalition’s third album Peacemaker is a textbook example of Red Dirt Metal, which is the sound the band has been honing and cultivating for its entire existence.