As the leader of Los Angeles-based band OTEP
(remarkably, her first band), she's got a summer full of touring and "mutinies of the senses" planned in promotion of their third full length-release, The Ascension.
Bandleader/keyboardist Jay Durias' trademark spontaneity was in full effect, prodding his mates-guitarist Janno Queyquep, bassist Tabs Tabunar, drummer Otep
Concepcion, saxophonist Edward Picache and lead singer Kell Gatdula-to respond with enthusiasm.
19: Danzig 25th Anniversary with special guest Doyle, Otep
, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, A Pale Horse Named Death, New Year's Day and more.
The performers, in alphabetical order, are Arthur Manuntag, Angelo Garcia, Colby dela Calzada, Ding Mercado, Elhmir Saison, Emcy Corteza, Eugene Villaluz, Henry Katindig, Isay Alvarez, Jacqui Magno, Jeannie Tiongco, Kiss the Bride, Maritoni Falconi, Megan Herrera, Noli Aurillo, Otep
Concepcion, Pat Castillo, Rannie Raymundo, RayAn Fuentes, Rey Infante, Robert Sena, Sitti, Skarlet, Tonet Lipana, The Band Called Zion, Tillie Moreno and Working Stiff.
Erin Khim, Venirando Cenizal, Pongbayog, Rex Tatlonghari, Reynold dela Cruz, Rovi Salegumba, Salvador Ching, Thomas Daquioag, Rich Lasam, Wilfredo Offemaria Jr., Alexander Calceta, Otep
Ablay, Demosthenes Campos, Alrashdi Mohammad, Joey Camua, Marcelo Quezon, Jojo Ramirez, Carla Gamalinda, Odang, Teody Racuya, Conneth Amido, Bin Samonte, Ernest Pineda, Rommel Toledo, Renato Andres, Rolly Alcantara, Jef Carnay and Jik Villanueva.
Musical acts over the three days include Mushroomhead, Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze, Wolfpac, Cavalera Conspiracy, Devin Townsend and OTEP
The rest of Kiss the Bride's members-bassist Kingsley de los Santos, drummer Otep
Concepcion, percussionist Uly Avante, second keyboardist Cecile Rodgers-proved themselves indispensable to the creation of the band's elegant music.
But even setting aside the masterful Peter Gabriel, In This Moment's aggressive and bellicose Maria Brink and Otep
's more wide-ranged Otep
Shamaya couldn't be more different from one another, with neither lacking in skill or power.
The band performs with OTEP
, Stray from the Path and Bury Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.