Dopapod & Twiddle

Dopapod & Twiddle

Soule Monde, Viral Sound, Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Hornitz

Wed, December 31, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Palladium

$30.00 - $40.00

This event is all ages

Box Office Opens At 12:00PM on Wednesday, December 31st. PLENTY OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!!! Happy New Year

Dopapod
Dopapod
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 Huffington Post, Jambase, and Relix, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, and included numerous festival appearances like Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage together has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred openness to experimenting is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.

That calculated compositional mindset and restless nature to never sit too still is what has allowed Dopapod to fully realize their fourth studio release, Never Odd Or Even. Guitarist/vocalist Rob Compa giddily tells, “We really felt that the material this time around represented a big leap forward, not just in the way we’ve been interacting as a band, but in the way our focus has become sharper in paying attention to things like melody, theme, lyrical imagery, and structure - all the elements that make a great song.”

Determined to have that maturity translate in the studio, the band enlisted friend and producer Jason “Jocko” Randall to both engineer and produce the record. Keys/vocalist Eli Winderman couldn’t be happier about how things went. “We lived at his studio for about a month for these sessions and it just clicked right away. Jocko immediately became that 5th member of band in many ways. With his attitude and approach to the recording process, we were able to really dial in the sounds we wanted, get those perfect takes we were aiming for, and have a blast the whole way through.”

Dropping on November 11, in the midst of an extensive Fall Tour, Never Odd Or Even is the spark that the band plans to ignite while in full stride of capping off an exciting year and launching them into the next.
Twiddle
Twiddle
Twiddle, a Vermont-based quartet, spins tall-tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. They have started a frenzy on both coasts, composing complex arrangements that conjure up Coltrane, Ranglin, and Zappa. Obliterating the laws of improvisation, Twiddle delivers spectacular climaxes, defiantly weaves through genres, and never fails to leave a crowd lusting for more. It is three-dimensional music. You can see it from all sides, and even serve it to your guests. It's Twiddle. Tasty.
Soule Monde
Soule Monde is instrumental, organ-driven funk in its purest form. Erupting from the syncopated minds of power-drummer Russ Lawton and organ-wizard Ray Paczkowski, the duo take soul-jazz back to the deep end. Forged off a sound that originated with Booker T. and Jimmy Smith, yet highly influenced by the redeveloped grooves crafted by Medeski, Martin & Wood and The Beastie Boys, Soule Monde is the ideal union of swagger and raw talent. Over a decade of touring together as members of The Trey Anastasio Band has fervently cemented these two into an indestructible pocket, and bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by near-telepathic response from the other. These strut-worthy rhythms are further accentuated by a passionate longing for melodic story arcs. So while their songs will make your ass shake like a Jello plate on the San Andreas Fault, they will also take you on a narrative journey of harmonic exploration.
Viral Sound
Viral Sound
Viral Sound is a four-piece band with an organic fresh blend of live electronica, dirty get-down funk, jamming rock and roll, reggae and jazz. They have a telepathic way of connecting with each other and the crowd to generate an explosively mind-bending musical experience. Some of their influences include The Grateful Dead, Herbie Hancock, Jamiroquai and Lotus, but their style is of its own breed. Each member's musical approach is unique and eclectic, drawing from varied musical backgrounds and interests. Viral Sound unites a distinct attentiveness to sound and a feverish desire to explore every facet of musical territory in order to create an intoxicating auditory thrill that spreads like a virus. The band consists of Ariel Moore on the bass/vocals, Charley Zahringer on the guitar, Jordan Giangreco (formerly of the Breakfast) on the keys/synthesizer and Dan Rourke on the drums. Originally from New York and now based in Providence, R.I., their infectious sound has been grabbing minds, bodies and dancin' spirits everywhere—this is one virus that can't be contained.
Cosmic Dust Bunnies
Cosmic Dust Bunnies
Cosmic Dust Bunnies are a very unique electronic/jam style band that layer in influences from Reggae, Dub, Funk, Rock, Pop, and everything in between. Members include Matt Beckett on bass, Matt Dempsey on guitar, Chris Sellas on keys, and Eric Hyland on drums. All musicians of the New Haven area for many years, these 4 musicians met up in 2006 for the main purpose of improvisational jams. The band quickly took to songwriting and the band evolved into what it is today. Now with a self titled EP under their belt (recorded, produced and mixed by Sellas and Dempsey), CDB hits the stage with a fury and an ultimate goal of getting everybody up and moving. With a desire to never let a show drag, the songs often flow from one to another, sometimes encompassing entire sets. With a hefty mix of originals, improvisation and a few covers, Cosmic Dust Bunnies have been playing stronger than ever since their hiatus in 2009.
Venue Information:
Palladium
261 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608