The fourth annual Halloween Horror Camp presented by Disc Jam will be held on Saturday, October 27th in Western Massachusetts at an undisclosed summer camp nestled in the woods of Western Massachusetts. The 2018 Horror Camp lineup includes Octave Cat, (featuring members of Lotus and Dopapod), West End Blend, Space Bacon, William Thompson Funk Experiment, The New Motif, Escaper, Electro Politics, Dewpoint, Resin Ed, Lee Ross, Uncle Bob and Friends BASSBQ, and an unannounced headliner.
The Motet and Dopapod are thrilled to announce a co-headlining Fall Tour. The two bands will join forces for twelve shows throughout the months of October and November that will take them all along the East Coast and into the Midwest. No strangers to collaborating, both bands have sat in with each other numerous times, but this Fall Tour marks the first time both bands will be sharing an extensive bill.
Northeast jam quartet Dopapod have announced the March 31 release of II Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was II. Available digitally through all online outlets, the record features choice cuts selected from live recordings over the course of their 2016 Fall Tour and their short Colorado run from earlier this year. Though the band is regularly releasing high quality soundboard recordings of most performances, the succeeding live installment follows up on the aptly titled I Saw Live Dopapod Evil Was I released in 2011.
Octave Cat started unintentionally. Jesse Miller (bassist for Lotus) and Eli Winderman (keyboardist for Dopapod) met up to play some of Jesse's modular and vintage synthesizers. They recorded parts of the session which evolved into the tracks “Limber Up” and “Spar.” They brought in Charlie Patierno to play drums on these two tracks, and Octave Cat was born.
The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners.
The first episode of The Light Side, a lighting design podcast, is now available for download. Each month host Luke Stratton will sit down with various lighting designers, directors, and programmers from the live music industry to find out what makes them tick, what tools they use to get the job done, and what life is like on the road.