Papadosio | Brooklyn Bowl | 02/19/2022

Article Contributed by Jamie Huenefeld | Published on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Papadosio, the Jamtronica squad originally from Athens, Ohio, delivered a scorcher last Saturday for a full house at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY. Their music incorporated a high energy blend of psychedelic rock, jazz, funk and electronica. Five LED display panels sat behind the band members and were synchronized with the lights to elevate the visual elements of the show. Cloudchord and Teddy Midnight were on hand to lend their support.

Guitarist Anthony Thogmartin | Papadosio

Teddy Midnight kicked off the festivities with a mysterious DJ set that included no band members on stage. The electronic set included a mix of house, techno, breakbeat and drum and bass, while the Brooklyn Bowl’s signature disco ball stayed illuminated with lights. The crowd certainly enjoyed this tasty, albeit band-less, set.

Producer Derek VanScoten takes a photo with the audience | Brooklyn Bowl

Cloudchord followed with a vibrant set of psychedelic chill hop beats. Producer Derek VanScoten artfully mixed electronic beats with guitar, creating an organic take on atmospheric dance music. This Emmy-winning band wrapped the audience in grooves that elevated the dance party.

No shortage of visuals at Papadosio | Brooklyn, NY

Papadosio finally emerged from the staircase leading to the green room, and received a boisterous welcome from the crowd. The band mentioned that they were excited to be here, and recalled the strange circumstances that were in play during last visit to the Brooklyn Bowl on March 11, 2020. The covid-19 pandemic was starting to heat up in New York City, and this was the last show at the Brooklyn Bowl before closing down to prevent the spread of covid-19.

Bassist Rob McConnell and Keyboardist Sam Brouse | Papadosio

The melodic “Paradigm Shift” started the set off, and transitioned into “Shiitake” from their recent album, Microdosio. The latter included a sweet build up and had the crowd in a full on dance mode. “The Plug,” with a psychedelic groove, was up next, and the LED panels were filled with soothing visuals from plants and mushrooms digitally transforming as the music progressed. “Reishi,” another synth heavy track from Microdosio, was up next.

Drummer Mike Healy | Papadosio

A pair of tunes from the 2016 album Pattern Integrities followed, starting with “Vactrollio”, and then “Euclidian Lights.” Both continued to delight the crowd with a beat heavy, space rock sound led by drummer Mike Healy. “New Love” kept the energy up, and included a tight segue back into “Paradigm.” The set closed out with “Unparalyzer,” which was from their 2019 release Live Selections, and had the crowd dancing under the stellar light display. The band briefly stepped off stage, and returned to a crowd that was on their feet and thirsty for another tune. The band obliged with another Pattern Integrities' tune, “Threes.”

Smiles all around | Brooklyn Bowl

The band was all smiles at this point, having knocked their set out of the park for the Brooklyn crowd. Thankfully, Papadosio is on the road this winter with many more beats to play. Hop on over to their tour page for more details.

Fans loving the show | Papadosio

Check out more photos from the show!

Paradigm Shift > Shiitake, The Plug, Reishi, Vactrollio, Euclidian Lights, New Love > Paradigm, Unparalyzer

Threes XL

Papadosio | Brooklyn Bowl