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Octopus

Octopus

Jam / Rock / Blues Norfolk, VA  US
Oberanda Risk
Oberanda Risk
Sky In The Whisky
Sky In The Whisky
On The Corner
On The Corner
The Dance -> (part 1) - July 30 Tanner's Creek
The Dance -> (part 1) - July 30 Tanner's Creek
The Dance-> (part 2) - July 30 Tanner's Creek
The Dance-> (part 2) - July 30 Tanner's Creek

Videos

Octopus @ Doc Taylors "Oberanda Risk"

Shows

  • 2014

    Sep 14

    Rock Camp, WV, US | 1:00pm

    The 6th annual Pink Moon Festival features some of the best in electronic, funk, world, blues, rock, reggae, jam, and roots music. Pink Moon Festival occurs on Thursday September 11 until Monday September 15 in Rock Camp WV. Performers include The Heavy Pets, Tauk, People's Blues of Richmond, Sol Roots, Telesma, The Shack Band, Moogatu, Mateo Monk, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Greenhouse Lounge, Jahman Brahman, LITZ, The Kings Of Belmont, the KIND, DELTAnine, Arpetrio, Former Champions, Dj RahBee, Freedom Enterprise, Dub Architect, Galaxy Dynamite!, The Southern Belles RVA, M.H. & His Orchestra, Urth, Bats Dynamic String Band, Stomp Status, Nicky C and the RSB, Ripejive, The Mad Anthonys, The Pocket Band, Aarodynamics, The Trongone Band, Deaf Scene, Definition of One, Shogi, KR-3, Bassdread, Broccoli Samurai, Electric Soul Pandemic & many many more! The Pink Moon Festival is a grassroots music and arts festival that
 revels in music, life, love and festival culture. In the past five
 years, Pink Moon has fostered a true sense of family and community
between it’s attendees, artists, and staff. This mid-Atlantic festival is nestled in the gorgeous mountains of southern west Virginia. Come out and enjoy four days of non-stop music and art! Set up camp in beautiful wooded campgrounds, or pitch tent in grassy country open fields. Explore the Shangri-La Village and stage, located under the giant Oaks at the base of Graveyard Hill. There one can find a mystical village of life, love and community. Visit the improved Black Light Mini Golf Course, visit vendors and artists from across the country, and dance the days away with some of the best national and regional musical acts! Get tickets now for just $60 at www.pinkmoonfestival.com/pm_tickets.php to save some money at the gate and support this grassroots festival. Tickets are $60 for four full days of almost non stop music, with over 60 bands on 3 stages, with no overlapping sets, over 30 visual artists, and an experience like no other. VIP packages are $120. Anyone purchasing a presale ticket gets free admission on Thursday September 11th (there will be a $10 fee for anyone buying a ticket at the gate). For additional festival and ticketing information, directions, pre-sale tickets, vendor and volunteer applications and more please visit the Pink Moon Festival website. Official Line-Up: THE HEAVY PETS: (The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances TAUK (The heavy NYC dirty funk 4-piece TAUK is hitting 2014 with their unique blend of experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves.) PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG (Baltimore's Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment) SOL ROOTS (Sol Roots and his band perform a unique blend of energetic rock, raw blues, or greasy funk- all delivered with deep soul. Sol is a fierce guitarist and vocalist who has toured the world with many music legends. Sol Roots has shared the stage with acts such as Dumpstaphunk, Soulive, Jon Cleary, Booker T Jones, Eric Lindell, Walter Wolfman Washington, and many more. This is an official Home Grown Music Network band.) PEOPLES BLUES OF RICHMOND (Richmond VA-based trio taking audiences back to “heavy and raw” rock ‘n’ roll/ Blues music mixed with touches of folk tunes and psychedelic sounds) GREENHOUSE LOUNGE (Greenhouse Lounge is an electronic musical trio that combines the computer based production of a DJ, accompanied by rock guitar leads, heavy synthesized bass and live drums. They are adept at merging these rumbling dub basslines with pumping electronica beats, breakbeat dynamics and staggering sample manipulation.) FORMER CHAMPIONS (electro rock band showcasing vocal led compositions intermixed with an array of instrumentally driven electronic pieces. A sonic blend of synthesized keys mixed with sub-bass, distorted guitar, harmonized vocals, samples, and drums and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.”) JAHMAN BRAHMAN (Jahman Brahman is a five-member collaboration originating from Columbus, OH, currently residing in the mountains of Asheville, NC. The name Jahman Brahman emerged from the band’s goal to achieve ultimate musical cohesion: each instrument a facet of a single greater goal to deliver music from the heart of one. The band strives to leave the listener with thoughts of love, life, and the wonders experienced while being part of an extraordinary musical family. GALAXY DYNAMITE ("Blending trance, rock and psychedelic sounds, this three-piece instrumental band aims to create dance music with a laid-back beach feel to it" - Virginian Pilot) TELESMA (Telesma is a Baltimore MD based musical group playing in the psychedelic rock, world music, progressive rock, and trance music genres. They use costumes, body-paint, elaborate light-shows and projections for visual effect. Telesma performances often combine music with live art and belly dancing. Their music includes diverse world music, electronic instruments and influences.) DJ RAHBEE (Attending the most influential electronic music events, RahBee began to create his own style. Playing House and Breaks, then moving on to Hip-Hop, Downtempo, and in the past few years playing a lot of bass heavy Glitch, Glitch-Hop, Funky House, Future Garage) CHIEF GREENBUD (Chief Greenbud seamlessly combines the humor and irreverence of his outlaw country music heroes with a contemporary pro-marijuana focus that appeals to listeners across genres and generations. Chief Greenbud has created something extremely unique and entertaining while amassings over 800,000 fans on social media who have rapidly supported his touring schedule and independent album releases.) THE KIND (one of the top Grateful Dead cover bands from the heart of Virginia. The Kind combines strong lead vocals and harmonies together with intertwining melodies and soulful rhythmic grooves to produce a fun, flowing and danceable experience.) MOOGATU (Relix Magazine calls Moogatu “A powerhouse jam band.” The four-piece is on the rise on the Mid-Atlantic circuit, having shared bills with powerhouse acts such as moe., Lettuce, Keller Williams, Tea Leaf Green, Papadosio, Dopapod and Kung Fu. Moogatu performs an unique blend of funky, shreddy progressive rock. Soaring dual lead guitars and a pulsing rhythm section bring the quintet's inviting songcraft and creative improvisations to an audience that grows at every club and festival.) MATEO MONK (Mateo Monk is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, adept at many styles of world roots music. His live shows are an exciting musical journey around the globe, exploring the rhythms of jazz, bossanova, reggae, hindustani raga, bluegrass, psychedelica, soul, and funk. ) and many many more acts! Pink Moon Festival alumni include national and regional bands such as The Lee Boys, EOTO, Telepath, Boombox, Yo Mommas Big Fat Booty Band, Sol Roots, Donna Jean Godchaux, DJ Williams Projeckt, Josh Phillips Folk Festival and more.

  • 2014

    Sep 11

    Lindside, WV, US | 12:00pm

    Pink Moon Festival 6 September 11-15, 2014 Pinky's Farm, Rock Camp, WV For more media, information, and peeks at previous Pink Moons, please visit our website at: www.rockcampproductions.com www.pinkmoonfestival.com Or email us at information@pinkmoonfestival.com Twitter: @PinkMoonFest **Project Shelter offers outdoor camping and tailgating supplies with onsite pick-up available at select events, as well as general store management. After use, all customers have the option to donate any unwanted gear via our donation program. We inspect, clean, and transport the equipment to one of our nonprofit partners who repurpose the materials for use in refugee camps and disaster relief efforts. Visit their website at http://www.projectshelter.org/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Vendors please contact us at vending@rockcampproductions for more information about vending opportunities. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Check out our Shangri-La Village - Located under the giant Oaks at the base of Graveyard Hill! There you'll find a mystical village of life, love and community. Visit our improved BLACK LIGHT MINI GOLF COURSE, our Shangri-La Stage and activity tent, vending, First Aide, Pink Moon Merchandise, and much much more. Keep an eye out for Puff T. Magic-Dragon and his friends Dr. Molly and Siddhartha Glo...they'll be chasing each other around and Glodeo-ing all weekend! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- You CAN bring your dog to #pinkmoon6!! There is a $5 fee per dog, at the gate. Dogs must remain leashed (with the leash in your hand) at all times, and please remember to curb your pups!! We will provide "bag stations" to make picking those poops up more convenient! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday September 11th will be a VIP/Staff party. There will be a $10 fee at the gate for general admission ticket holders. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Rules: -NO ATVS. NO EXCEPTIONS!! -Absolutely NO UNLEASHED pets. NO exceptions. (1 warning, then you will be asked to leave the festival grounds). -Curb your pets -No unauthorized vending. -NO GLASS. -NO GAS. -NO BATH SALTS. -Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. -No open flames. No fireworks. No exceptions. -No Violence/Weapons -No illegal substances or paraphenalia

  • 2013

    Sep 27

    Locust Hill, NC, US | 8:00pm

    3 days of music festival camping in the woods - H Blast Jungle Freak

  • 2013

    Sep 15

    Rock Camp, WV, US | 8:00pm

    The 5th Annual Pink Moon Festival features some of the best in electronic, funk, world, blues, rock, reggae, jam, and roots music and will be held September 13 through September 15, 2013. The Pink Moon Festival is a grassroots music and arts festival in beautiful, rural Rock Camp, West Virginia and is a celebration of life, love, family, and fun. This year’s musical performers include EOTO, Rumpke Mountain Boys with David Gans, Sol Roots, Big Something, Former Champions, Peoples Blues of Richmond, The Shack Band, Kings of Belmont and many many more! Come out and enjoy three days of non-stop music and visual art on two alternating stages. Set up camp in beautiful wooded campgrounds, or pitch tent in grassy country open fields! Explore the Shangri-La Village and stage, located under giant 300 year old oak trees. The black light mini golf course is also located in the Shangri-La Village. Climb Graveyard Hill for a breathtaking mountainous view and a glimpse of the entire venue! Visit vendors and artists from across the country, and dance the days away with some of the best national and regional musical acts! Presale Tickets are $30, Tickets are $50 at the gate Official Line-Up: EOTO (uses various instruments, including keyboards, guitars and drums, computers and looping software to create a dynamic live set that essentially redefines what live electronic music is. EOTO formed as a side project to The String Cheese Incident, a popular jam band) RUMPKE MOUNTAIN BOYS with DAVID GANS (Rumpke Mountain Boys have molded their own style of bluegrass/jamgrass that they call Trashgrass. Using banjo, mandolin, bass, and acoustic guitar they plays a wide variety original and cover material. David Gans is a musician and also host of the weekly syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour) SOL ROOTS (a fierce guitarist and soulful singer who has toured the world with many roots, funk, and blues legends. Sol creates a unique blend of New Orleans inspired funk, energetic rock, and raw blues delivered with deep soul. Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network band.) BIG SOMETHING (Alternative rock with a big groove! A tight six-piece ensemble that brings arena sized grooves to every stage they play. This is funk, fit for the future) THE KIND (one of the top Grateful Dead cover bands from the heart of Virginia) FORMER CHAMPIONS (electro rock band showcasing vocal led compositions intermixed with an array of instrumentally driven electronic pieces. A sonic blend of synthesized keys mixed with sub-bass, distorted guitar, harmonized vocals, samples, and drums and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.” PEOPLES BLUES OF RICHMOND (Richmond VA-based trio taking audiences back to “heavy and raw” rock ‘n’ roll/ Blues music mixed with touches of folk tunes and psychedelic sounds) DJ RAHBEE (Attending the most influential electronic music events, RahBee began to create his own style. Playing House and Breaks, then moving on to Hip-Hop, Downtempo, and in the past few years playing a lot of bass heavy Glitch, Glitch-Hop, Funky House, Future Garage) GALAXY DYNAMITE ("Blending trance, rock and psychedelic sounds, this three-piece instrumental band aims to create dance music with a laid-back beach feel to it" - Virginian Pilot) The 2013 musical lineup includes: EOTO, Greenhouse Lounge, Rumpke Mountain Boys and David Gans, Sol Roots, Big Something, Former Champions, Peoples Blues of Richmond, Shack Band, Kings of Belmont, Galaxy Dynamite, The Southern Belles, Moogatu, Urth, Plaeground, Groova Scape, Octopus, General Patton, The Shack Band, Tek Support, Funk Punch, Hi Street, The Golden Guns Grass Monkey, Atoadaso, The Kind, Aarodynamics, Matt Jones and the Bobs, Major and the Monbacks, Professor Marvel, The Mad Anthonys, MH and his Orchestra, Nice Couch, The Beets Collective, Megadrives, Fractal Cat, Yankee Dixie, General Patton, DJ Pyrite, DJ Diabeats, Serotones, Dr Jektor, The Nefarious Characters, Envoy, The Good Funk, Bassdread, The GHT, and The Northerners. Installation/Performance/Artists: Rock Camp Productions, Crazyredbeard, SpunOut FireProductions, Area 51 Presents, Susan T. Helfrich Keep an eye out for Puff T. Magic-Dragon and his friends Dr. Molly and Siddhartha Glo, they will be chasing each other around and Glodeo-ing all weekend. Rules: No ATVs. No exceptions. Absolutely No unleashed pets. No exceptions. No glass. No gas. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. No open flames. No fireworks. No exceptions. No violence or weapons Pink Moon Festival alumni include national and regional bands such as the Lee Boys, EOTO, Donna Jean Godchaux, Telepath, Boombox, Sol Roots, Yo Mommas Big Fat Booty Band, The Kind, DJ Williams Projeckt, and more. please visit www.pinkmoonfestival.com for more information..

  • 2013

    May 31

    Kill Devil Hills, NC, US | 10:00pm

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Sounds Like: Gov't Mule, The Allman Brothers, Moe., Jackie Greene, Jack White

Bio: When first drawing from the inspirational well in 2005, members of Norfolk, VA's rock/jam band staple "Octopus" knew they were bringing something sweet to their lips. Their obvious range of influences from the Allman Brothers to Zappa aside, Octopus' unique blend of rock and roll survived a chang...See Full Bio

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Q: when will youa'll be playing in hampton roads next.seen you once opening for New Riders Purple Sage and was quite impressed.

A: we will playing festivals in NC, and WV over the next few weeks. we will be headlining East Coast Music Festival in Knotts Island Fri sep 7. a great lineup of local bands. then our last showw for 3-4 months is Doc Taylor's in VB sep 20

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