What up everybody.
I’m kickin it in Athens, Ohio right now at the house of one of my favorite new bands of the past couple years – Papadosio. It’s an exciting and crazy time around here with a lot of changes, but the guys have just released their second album Observations which i think the shredsomething crowd will appreciate.
The band held a release party at the Newport Music Hall on friday night with another Ohio band called The Werks. This was Dosio’s first time headlining the Newport and before the show I recall hearing the guys saying that 400-600 in attendance was about what they were expecting. All in all that night 800 showed up for what was one of the most spectacular and heartfelt display of music by such young musicians.
The Werks is going to be the perfect afterparty to next years Panic/Phish run – keeping it so close to home yet diving into the depths of space whenever need be. The guitarist/vocalist – the big man in the front is named Hauser and isn’t afraid of belting out tracks such as “Psycho Killer” if the situation calls for it.
Similarly, Dosio is like the Railroad Earth of psychedelic/dance/electronic/progressive. Anthony Thogmartin – guitar/vocals/programming – is one of the more thoughtful and talented songwriters – reminding me of Todd Sheaffer’s poetics, but with an entirely different set of sonics to back it. If you take a listen, the lyrics to the track “All I Knew” will catch your ear.
All in all, I’m super excited for these guys. They work, love, and play hard. Like the mindblowing foliage here, they take a lot from a little and create some of the richest audible colors and textures on the scene right now.
Where I come in is a little unclear – but I decided to build them a Ning known as the Rootwire. It’s getting pretty good, member list is only going to keep growing. I know a lot of people out there appreciate shredsomething, but don’t want to get involved in Facebook. If you’re into small community of talented individuals and minds, come check this shit out.
Similarly, I set up this Bandcamp for the dudes so we can get this new album as far as the mycelial 2.0 will reach :0 Hiyooooo!!!!!
Nov 7th | Finnegan’s Wake | Avon, CO
Nov 8th | Mountain Sun | Boulder, Co
Nov 9th | Sanchos | Denver, CO
Nov 11th | Hodi’s | Ft Collins, CO
Nov 12th | three20 | Breckenridge, CO
Nov 13th | Owsley’s | Denver, CO
Nov 14th | Trinity Brewing Co | Colorado Springs, Co
Hope to see y’all there.