Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Papadosio @ The Cabooze Minneapolis [9/28/2013] - Review

It is no secret that I am a fan of the Electro-Jam band scene.  Bands like Umphrey's McGee and Sound Tribe Sector 9 are on a very regular rotation on the trusty iPod.  At this year's Summer Set Music Festival I was introduced to another band contributing to that genre, Papadosio.  These guys jam hard and have a sound anyone from the Jam Band or Electro scenes will appreciate.

When I saw their name pop up on the Cabooze's calendar it was an easy decision, I was going.  We arrived at about 9:00 for the show.  Doors opened at 8:00, so I thought we would be right on time.  When we walked through the doors we were two of about 20 people in the place.  Needless to say, we were both shocked and unimpressed.  Over the next hour or so our faith in the MN music scene was restored however because the place had filled up quite a bit.

Earthcry opened, which turned out the be Anthony from Papadosio making his own music and is said to contain "solfeggio frequencies which are known to aid the human condition". It definitely worked because the whole crowd was entranced with earthy bass tones the rising and falling waves of his ever present tuning fork and the spectacular light show. Wishing for more, Anthony departed the stage with the crowd ready and waiting. 

By now there were quite a few people there, still the emptiest we have ever seen the Cabooze for a Saturday night show in a very long time. For those of you that didn't come out missed out on a great performance. With custom made graphics and the ability to take their fans on a musical journey every time they grace the stage this is surely a band you can't miss out on.  Papa's brand of funky, jam laden, dance rock is something you simply need to experience to truly appreciate.  They have an incredible sense of their audience and amp up or tone down their sets to match or drive the audience.  Seeing them on a stage like that of The Cabooze made this even more noticeable, especially compared to a huge festival stage. Once on board, hang on and be prepared for a ride.

So, if you see Papadosio pop up on the calendar in your neck of the woods, do not miss the chance to take the ride.  You won't be disappointed. 


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