Southern California, female-fronted heavy rock outfit OTEP performed on this past Tuesday's (September 23) edition of Dave Navarro's Spread TV Internet show on ManiaTV.com. And then on Wednesday's show (September 24), Dave talked to OTEP frontwoman Otep Shamaya about the band, politics and her support of Barack Obama.
Watch the performance and the interview below.
According to RollingStone.com, OTEP won the Rock the Vote and MySpace's DemROCKracy contest, which kicked off on July 1 and encouraged bands with MySpace pages to have their fans register to vote, OTEP was awarded a spot on the bill of Rock the Vote's Ballot Bash on August 25, joining FALL OUT BOY, N.E.R.D. and JAKOB DYLAN on stage at Denver's Elli Caulkins Opera House.
The contest awarded a spot on the bill to the band registering the most fans using their online voter registration tool. "We got involved about 48 hours before the contest ended. It was pretty intense," Otep Shamaya, the band's frontwoman and bold anti-war lyricist told RollingStone.com.
Performance of the song "Confrontation":
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