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May 5, 2023

Vikram Vikram

By: Laurie Gallardo

Throwing shapes! All the colors! Action packed! Well, not quite the same action taking you on a whirlwind ride in the 1986 spy thriller Vikram, but the essence of the film’s irresistible theme song is captured to perfection on The Octopus Project‘s kaleidoscopic electro-pop spree “Vikram Vikram,” now with a new video that’s equally as dazzling and shapeshifting as their cover. Imagine our protagonist (as played by eternal badass Kamal Haasan) on his getaway motorbike – or white horse – escaping explosions or sword-wielding assassins, but amped up by Octo Proj’s prismatic vibrance. It’s quite like the film’s energy – you’re fighting bad guys, but the fight’s got a good beat and you can dance to it…

Check out the new video for “Vikram Vikram” below, and see The Octopus Project tonight, Friday May 5, at the Parish, 501 Brushy St. And talk about action-packed – the bill features an outrageously spectacular set by hardcore renegades F__k Money, and a performance by musician/producer Bryan Richie’s new solo project, Galactic Protector. Doors at 7:30 p.m.

But seriously, in the film’s trailer…that still frame of the pigeon, though…epic.




October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.