Dopapod 2 Day Run at Brooklyn Bowl [4/24-4/25]
Ahh, Dopapod. Few bands symbolize the burgeoning underground jam-rock scene as fervently as these guys. I’m always hesitant in putting any kind of label on this band; “jam-rock” certainty doesn’t cut it, nor would any two words. Eli Winderman (Keyboards), Rob Compa (Guitar), Chuck Jones (bass) and Scotty Zwang (drums) have certainly come a long way since meeting at Berklee College of Music.
Dopapod thrives on its sense of humor, their palindrome-album titles and interesting song names that bring a sense of intangible absurdity to the table. This helps them stand out from the plethora of similarly influenced bands that have been around for the same amount of time. The music is as eclectic as it is polished; with an especially noticeable role played by Winderman the keyboard-wizard who infuses Dopapod’s sound with an odd yet refreshing moog/organ influenced sound that teeters on sounding like classic rock and something much more surreal. The progress Dopapod is making in their song writing and live performances is exciting and I urge anyone who hasn’t seen them live to do is ASAP. Relentless touring has earned Dopapod a spot on the best festivals in America including Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes.
Deep into promotion for their fourth studio album, Never Odd Or Even, Dopapod will return to the Brooklyn Bowl on April 24th+25th for two nights of psychedelia-infused rock, funk, jazz and improv. Get tickets for the both nights here. Don’t forget, they will also be at the 15th Anniversary of Summer Camp Music Festival this Memorial Day Weekend. In 2013, they played with a laser gun (see below), so you’re not going to want to miss that set.