Dopapod, the NYC-based palindrome princes of the jam scene, kicked off their West Coast tour this week in Boulder, CO. They will loop around the PNW and into Santa Cruz and San Francisco next week for a pair of shows before closing the tour with a dual appearance at the 27th High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy.
On Wednesday, June 21, the four piece groove machine will be headlining Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz and will head to the city for an evening at the Independent in San Francisco on Thursday, June 22.
Comprised of Eli Winderman on keyboards, Rob Compa on guitar, Chuck Jones on bass, and drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, Dopapod is touring behind their second live LP, II Saw Live Dopapod, Evil Was II, released earlier this year. Their sixth album overall, the Berklee grads are knowledgeable and skilled enough to keep any audience enthralled.
Wednesday’s show in Santa Cruz will coincide with the summer solstice and is being billed as a Summer Solstice Celebration, giving Dopapod an opportunity to jam the sunset later than anyone else this year. They are currently the only band on the bill, so arrive on early to catch their debut at the venue.
On Thursday in SF, the band will be joined by the Bay Area’s own Sun Hop Fat at the Independent. The eight-piece Ethiopian jazz/funk fusion band will definitely be a treat to catch if you have not yet seen them.
June 21, 2017
8pm, $12 (21+)
Dopapod, Sun Hop Fat
June 22, 2017
8:30pm, $14 (21+)