Dopapod w/ Genetics

Dopapod w/ Genetics

Thu, November 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 Early Bird / $15 Advance / $18 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Huffington Post, Jambase, and Relix, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, and included numerous festival appearances like Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage together has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred openness to experimenting is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.

That calculated compositional mindset and restless nature to never sit too still is what has allowed Dopapod to fully realize their fourth studio release, Never Odd Or Even. Guitarist/vocalist Rob Compa giddily tells, “We really felt that the material this time around represented a big leap forward, not just in the way we’ve been interacting as a band, but in the way our focus has become sharper in paying attention to things like melody, theme, lyrical imagery, and structure - all the elements that make a great song.”

Determined to have that maturity translate in the studio, the band enlisted friend and producer Jason “Jocko” Randall to both engineer and produce the record. Keys/vocalist Eli Winderman couldn’t be happier about how things went. “We lived at his studio for about a month for these sessions and it just clicked right away. Jocko immediately became that 5th member of band in many ways. With his attitude and approach to the recording process, we were able to really dial in the sounds we wanted, get those perfect takes we were aiming for, and have a blast the whole way through.”

Dropping on November 11, in the midst of an extensive Fall Tour, Never Odd Or Even is the spark that the band plans to ignite while in full stride of capping off an exciting year and launching them into the next.
Though five-piece experimental rock group Genetics calls Denver, Colorado home these days, the band’s roots harken back to Grand Rapids Michigan. There, then-15-year-olds Nathaniel Snow (drums), Jeff Ervine (guitar), and Joel Searls (bass) first began their journey of musical experimentation together. Though they found inspiration in influences like Primus, Rush, Yes, and Frank Zappa, the trio was also firmly immersed in the modern jam band scene, sparking their move to Colorado’s Front Range.
Colorado proved to be a receptive audience for the group’s unique brand of progressive rock. Genetics has spent the past couple years playing shows all over the Front Range (as well as maintaining a presence in Michigan), including opening for the likes of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic and Fareed Haque of Garaj Mahal. In 2015, the band released their first full-length album, “Dr Spookymuffin,” which showcases the group’s affinity for intricate, linear songwriting and orchestral progressions. In addition to debuting their first album, last year Genetics added two new members to the lineup: Stanton Sutton (formerly of Mountain Standard Time) on guitar and lead vocals and Phil Johnson (formerly of Jet Edison) on the keyboards. As a result, the band’s already- eclectic sound continues to diversify and evolve with the addition of vocals and guitar harmonies (#guitarmony) as well as searing synth solos to the improvisational mix. The five-piece skillfully melds progressive rock, funk, psychedelic, and metal for a hard- hitting sound that’s hard to describe but always surprising, captivating, and even thought-provoking. Audiences continue to be won over by Genetics’ high-energy compositions and impactful stage presence. In fact, 2016 promises to be the band’s best year yet: As the group nears completion on their very own studio, they’ll be poised to record and release a slew of brand new albums. Keep your eye out for this up and coming group, as they certainly have a promising future ahead.
Venue Information:
Aggie Theatre
204 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80524