Papadosio’s loyal fan base has grown at an insane rate over the past couple of years, and if you have seen them live you will understand. Papadosio’s 5 piece group from Athens Ohio had Summer Camp grooving when they played the Starshine stage this past year.
Papadosio is like no other band I have ever seen. They’re unique blend of progressive rock and electronic music creates a dance party like no other. Being a fan of Papadosio is more like a Family. They have been holding their own festival, Rootwire, since 2010 in Logan Ohio. I still haven’t made it to Rootwire, but anyone who has ever had the pleasure of attending has never had one negative remark about the festival. My brother speaks great words about the fest.
Right before Summer Camp, I was able to attend Spring Dance at Nelson Ledge’s Quarry Park. It was two nights of Papadosio right on the beach. The weather wasn’t ideal, but at music festivals, the weather is the least of my worries. I’m there to have a good time, and nothing gets in the way of that! They killed it both nights!
Papadosio is currently on an extensive tour, and I was thrilled to have caught it as it rolled through Buffalo on Tuesday, November 5th. I have seen Papadosio ever since their debut in the chicken wing city. Each time, I have seen them evolve in such a positive way. They have also changed venues each time which is awesome, getting a bigger crowd. This past time, they played the awesome Town Ballroom which is a stunning room to play in. The energy was radiating all night.
Opening up was Papadosio’s own Anthony Thogmartin, performing as Earth Cry. I have been waiting the opportunity to see Earth Cry and was glad I did. Earth Cry has such an atmospheric sound. It had me closing my eyes and really just letting it pierce through me. I was a huge fan. If you have never heard of Earth Cry, check out this track:
Once Anthony was done, it was about 15 minutes before Papadosio came out. I have been a huge fan of their lighting set up! They use these LCD screens hand in hand with some other killer lighting which makes their production very cool. They images and videos they show during their sets are very beautiful. Ranging from Indian art to anti GMO images, it’s very cool stuff.
Their performance was top notch as usual. Anthony’s vocals are very soothing not only on their recorded albums, but live as well. Their lyrics are so powerful and keep me engaged the whole time. Everyone at their shows are always so happy! The vibe is always so amazing at a Papadosio show, which brings me back to their fans are like family. Everyone is so friendly. When you look around, everyone is smiling. It’s such a great sight!
I highly recommend seeing them on this tour! You still have plenty of chances to see them!
Papadosio’s Upcoming Tour Dates
- 11/13 – Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
- 11/14 – Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC
- 11/15 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
- 11/16 – Music Farm, Charlston, SC
- 11/29 – Bogart’s – Cincinatti, OH
- 11/30 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
- 12/12 – State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
- 12/13 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- 12/14 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
- `12/16 – Mayan Holidaze – Puerto Morelos, MX
- 12/20 – ” Earth Night ” – L.C. Pavillion – Columbus, OH
- 12/21 – ” Earth Night ” – L.C. Pavillion – Columbus, OH
- 12/27 – The National – Richmond, VA
- 12/28 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
- 12/29 – Ziggy’s by the Sea – Wilmington, NC
- 12/30 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
- 12/31 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
This weekend now marks the 2nd annual Downtown Sound Music Festival, held right in the heart of downtown of historic La Crosse, Wisconsin. With last year’s inaugural event being a success, this year has been improved with more live acts at several different venues in downtown La Crosse, including shutting down Pearl Street for a stage right on the block! This is a great event supporting several local musicians and some great headlining acts, including past Summer Camp artist Roster McCabe!
Friday night, Aug 30: John Gorka at The Pump House, Chastity Brown at The Root Note, Eric Sommer at The Bodega
Saturday night, Aug 31 on the Pearl Street Block Stage:
2-3: Click Track
3:30-4:30 Black River Revue
5-6 Fayme Rochelle & the Waxwings
6:30-8 Natty Nation
8:30-10 Roster McCabe
At the Cavalier Theater: Gary Louris Trio
Saturday Late Night: Roster McCabe at the Popcorn Tavern, Fayme Rochelle & the Waxwings at The Bodega, Black River Revue at The Root Note
Sunday, Sept 1 on the Pearl Street Block Stage:
3:30-4:30 Mike Munson
5-6 General B and the Wiz
6:30-8 Bigtree Bonsai
Sunday late night: Bigtree Bonsai at The Popcorn Tavern, General B and the Wiz at The Root Note, Derek Ramnarace at The Bodega
Check out the page here! http://www.downtownsoundmusicfest.com
Like it on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/DowntownSoundMusicFest
Last year at exactly this time I ended a 3 1/2 year relationship to go to Summer Camp Music Festival. Say waaah? Okay, so there’s more to the story than that one power-packed line of course. We’ve all had the feeling after a few years of holding hands, finishing each others sentences, keeping the googly eyes in check for that one special someone…..suddenly our eyes wander round and our heart wonders ‘oh what’s beyond the fence’…and we feel a panick, hot flashy sensation in our chest. Yep, that’s where I was at.
And at this time I found out that I had won a camp counselor in training position through Summer Camp’s Camp Counselor contest (an idea funny enough which was my bf’s at the time to enter into). He was graduating from college at the time and after finding out I won he told me he just wouldn’t be able to swing it with family & friends coming to celebrate him, no cash in the wallet and a potential new big boy job on the horizon. Sooo, I cried a little in my mini-wheats and rolled it around over and over in my head for two weeks. What was I going to do? He didn’t want me going without him and with each passing day I felt this need to do this for myself. to prove to myself once again that I could just show up in Chicago with a backpack by myself in the woods and I didn’t need a hand to hold, an eye to watch over me or a safety net to fall into.
I reached out to a girl on the Craigslist ride-board two days before the festival…still rolling it around in my head whether I could do this and if I could actually just hitch a ride with a total stranger. She was a sweet girl, a younger gal’ that went to the college right down the road from me and was offering the spare seat in her Prius. I told her I would let her know and explained a little of my situation. My boyfriend of course told me I was absolutely insane for even considering. So what did I do? The day before I ran to Target and grabbed a single ladies tent, lantern and granola bars then called the girl and told her all cats are a go. She told me to be ready the next morning at 8am.
My boyfriend was out of town playing a show in Tennessee so I simply wrote him a very thoughtful, compassionate letter about how I desperately needed to do this for myself. He would understand right? And then I hit the road with this very sweet young girl in a Prius with the compass set for the woods of Chicago. I showed up with a full pack hovering over me and wandered into the woods not knowing what was going to happen….
There is nothing like the budding beauty of Chicago in the Spring and no more amazing of a place than Wrigleyville, home to the Chicago Cubs. Just round the corner from the home plate entrance to the renowned Wrigley Field is the go-to joint for Cubby fans year-round, aptly named the Cubby Bear. What better way to kick off the 2013 Scamp season with a lil’ pre-fest shindig than with a pre-jam with two members from one of Summer Camp’s headlining jam legends.
Ohhhh mama, that’s right! Jake Cinniger and Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee are planning on tearing down the Cubsters house May 9th to make sure you Scampers have your game face on for 2013! And they won’t be alone in laying down the shiz and amping the Chi-town scene for what’s to come. They’ll have a little help from one of Chicago’s own, Zmick, a four piece prog rock band whose sound is dubbed ‘dungeon funk’! If you haven’t allowed your ears the hypnotic pleasure of taking in the multi-layered bass-laden grooves of these boys, then do yourself a favor– DO IT NOW!! (If you love UM, you’ll dig Zmick and I say this as a hardcore prog. rock bass head)
Just a little jammage to get us all toasty before the big party! Rock Balls!
Featuring an eclectic mix of jam-band gurus, hip hop heroes and electronic wizardry marching on the front lines of the inaugural Summer Set Music Festival party line, this weekend’s fest. should be a helluva throw down for Wisco (as my new Scamp friends from Wisconsin told me to enunciate their beloved home state). Aside from headliner’s Pretty Lights, Umphrey’s McGee, Big Gigantic, NAS, Blackstar and YelaWolf– the sure-fire hot commodities certain to raise a ruckus, the up-and-comers on the bill round this fest out nicely. With the added touch of a little reggae roots rock from John Brown’s Body and the electronic prowess of beat masters Bonobo and RJD2, this assorted grab bag of musical savvy is genius on the part of the festival organizers.
More and more, we’re seeing the blending of musical genres at what were once dubbed with inherently jam-band musical talents and it’sa true testament to our generation and the performers spreading their wings to see such a variety of performers share their craft at such a unique event. While electronic music has certainly been a part of the mix for sometime, the last year has truly brought the on-slaught of hip hop into the music festival scene. (and I like it!!) Mos Def & Talib Kweli after a nasty 2 hour UM set– yes please!
And yes, for their kick-off fest. Summer Set was able to snatch up long-time Summer Camp electronic-funk-jam gurus Umphrey’s McGee. The boys have been on fire this year (see my earlier post HERE), throwing down late night performances and into the morning sets at Bonnaroo, Hangout Music Festival and of course the sick nasty three-part performances at Summer Camp Music Festival this year. I can’t wait to hear what they have up their sleeves for Summer Set which will be followed by an East Coast run my way to play at one of our many hometown breweries Pisgah Brewing Company.
For all you Summer Set goers– enjoy the boogie and I’ll catch up with you after the boys throw down at Pisgah after! Onward and upward ~Tiffany