I reported this about six years ago in a recap I had previously written, but for a refresher, here is the skinny:
It was June 2010 and I needed to clear my head. I got in my car and drove north to Burlington. Jazz Fest week was in full swing and I had a place to crash.
I get to my friend’s spot, walk in, and there on the couch was a face I didn’t recognize. “Hey, this is my friend Eli” my buddy says to me. It was the start of something musically magical.
Later that evening I caught my first Dopapod show at Nectar’s, and it was love at first sight.
Over the years to follow, I watched as this young band truly grew into their own. From playing free shows in dive bars in Springfield MA to taking the stage at the infamous Red Rocks in Colorado and all the gigs and festivals in between, they swept the scene with their proggy and unique sound and captured many more hearts along the way.
At the start of 2018, the band took a brief hiatus to catch their breath and focus on their families and their writing.
After 16 months they are refreshed and back at it.
Starting last December with sessions in Colorado and wrapping things up at Turtle Studios in Philadelphia, they are getting ready to drop a new studio album, Emit Time, which will be released on May 25th.
Since the start of this month, they have been great at teasing us with what is to come by sharing two new tracks, “Numbers Need Humans” and “Test Of Time” (which you can stream below).
This coming Saturday these four besties – guitarist Rob Compa, keyboardist Eli Winderman, bassist Chuck Jones and drummer Neal “Fro” Evans – will once again take the stage at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY.
MY GOD, I can’t wait to feel the energy that will take over that incredible room!
The Cap show will be followed by an intimate brunch performance on Sunday morning for their nearest and dearest. Beyond that, no further shows are confirmed for this year.
Check out their tracks here and stay tuned on Saturday for highlights from the show!