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.
In the midst of their massive fall tour Dopapod and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced a 2 night Colorado run in January. The bands' will share the stage at Denver's Ogden Theatre on January 27th and Boulder's Boulder Theater on January 28th. Both shows will feature full sets from both Pigeons and Dopapod, with a different band closing each night.
Catskill Chill is a music festival held towards the end of the summer music festival season. Most people are burnt out, broke, or unable to take anymore time off to attend another music festival. If you had an excuse for why you couldn’t attend this year’s Catskill Chill at New Minglewood, you won’t be making those same excuses next year after learning about their extremely successful transition to a new campground.
Dopapod played two energetic and career expanding nights at the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street in Philadelphia. It was the first time in my old stomping grounds in quite some time. It was exactly twenty years ago that I saw moe. there and Gov’t Mule with Alan Woody. That was the first time I experienced tinnitus and loved it. Here in the present, I can tell that Dopapod is going to be the next Phish or Umphrey’s McGee on the jam band circuit.
Dopapod guitarist Rob Compa has put together a new project named Borg Party to perform two debut shows towards the end of December in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. In addition to Compa, the group consists of Michelangelo Carubba of Turkuaz on drums, Mike Gantzer of Aqueous on guitar, James Searl of Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad on bass, & Willy O’Riley of The Niche on keys.
Having long cultivated a reputation as a go-for-broke live juggernaut, Dopapod is set for their biggest summer yet with performances at Bonnaroo, High Sierra, Electric Forest, the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, and most everywhere else in between. To cap things off, the band has announced a string of West Coast dates in July. This marks Dopapod's first voyage all the way out west, a move that the foursome are anxiously awaiting to make.