Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Dopapod w/ GrooveSession @ Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Dopapod access a heightened level of cosmic harmony in their music. The quartet—Eli
Winderman [keys, vocals], Rob Compa [guitar, vocals], Chuck Jones [bass], and Neal “Fro”
Evans [drums]—present albums as experiences meant to be shared out of your speakers and
on stage. After generating millions of streams, packing shows coast-to-coast, and earning
acclaim from Rolling Stone, Guitar World, Glide Magazine, and more, the group architect an
immersive and expansive vision on their self-titled seventh full-length offering, Dopapod.
The group’s hypnotic hybrid of funk, rock, jazz, bluegrass, and electronica bloomed brilliantly on
2009’s Radar, and it continued to blossom on the likes of Never Odd Or Even  and
Megagem . Along the way, fan favorites such as “Present Ghosts” reeled in 2.4 million
Spotify streams and counting. 2019’s Emit Time arrived to acclaim from Guitar World, Relix,
Glide, Jambase, and more. Simultaneously, they sold out headline gigs and graced the bills of
Electric Forest, Summer Camp, High Sierra, and Bonaroo where Rolling Stone named them
among the festival’s “best kept secrets.” After a marathon near-decade run, they enjoyed an
almost year-long hiatus to realign and reenergize before reuniting with a new fire during 2019
and partaking in something of a “soft return.”
After a brief hiatus to regroup and recharge their creative efforts, Dopapod assembled what
would become their next album, the self-titled Dopapod, and looked at the loose threads of their
catalog to conceptually tie their journey together. They chose to self-title their seventh offering
as a totem to the fact they’ve realized their full potential in terms of music and vision. Tackling
time travel, balance and symmetry, binary pairs and more, Dopapod’s palindromic existence
continues to conjure alchemy nearly fifteen years into their journey.
GrooveSession is always a good time. This Southern California band brings a Movin’ Groovin’ high energy Rock Show with flavors of Jam Rock, Funk, Jazz Fusion, and Reggae.
Led by singing drummer Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother Ronnie Sanchez playing bass guitar and completing an unrivaled rhythm section. Natural harmonies in life as well as voice you can't help but move once the GROOVE is in SESSION. Brothers Sanchez have now connected with true talents and creative energies in Kyle Merrill on guitar and vocals and Alex Mello on keyboards. Both Kyle and Alex are respected musicians and road warriors from the band Brothers Gow. The four of them now cosmically have come together as one band joining forces on stage as Songwriters, Jammers, Rockers and Space Funkers United.
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They have opened up for Los Lobos, Little Feat, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, George Clinton’s P-Funk Allstars, New Mastersounds, The Funky Meters, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Pimps of Joytime, Ozomatli, Railroad Earth, Tea Leaf Green, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band just to name a few.