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WATERLOO — OTEP is an explosion of inspiration and motivation, empowered by their dedication to the arts, being a voice for the voiceless and fighting injustice.

The band will bring that fight to Spicoli’s Rockade on June 28.

OTEP’s live performances have been described as a “complete mutiny of the senses,” combining spoken word with a cathartic range of emotional screams and soft melodies over an equally bedlamite alchemy of masterful music. Armed with the lethality of master artists, they continue to inspire and crush live shows around the world.

Originally discovered by Jack and Sharon Osbourne in Los Angeles, OTEP is signed with legendary label Capitol Records and has recorded six studio albums, an EP and a live album.

Nominated by GLAAD for Outstanding Artist Award alongside Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, OTEP won MTV’s prestigious Best Video for Music With A Message award. The singer, writer and activist spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 on behalf of Rock The Vote.

A celebrated spoken word artist, OTEP has appeared on HBO’s “Def Poetry” twice, recorded an unreleased poetry album and authored three books of poetry. She has also authored a book of short stories titled “Movies In My Head” and produced and directed an audiobook of one of the stories titled “Pinebox Jake.”

Utilizing her incredibly dynamic vocal range, OTEP also succeeds as a voiceover artist, appearing in many projects such as the award-winning video game “The Last Of Us” and in feature films including “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.”

Tickets to the Waterloo performance are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.


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