Thursday 31 May 2012 at 8:00pm
103 South 1st St., Charlottesville, 22902, United States
Dopapod + Hype Science
Thursday, May 31, 2012 Doors at 8:00pm/Show at 9:00pm
$8 - Standing Show - Limited Seating Available
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Dopapod exists at the crossroads of full throttle intensity, deep pocket groove, intricate technicality, and limitless experimentation. With no regard towards limiting themselves to stylistic boundaries, the sound that emerges from the quartet both live and in the studio is as varied and diverse as the many influences that they adapt from. Their approach and commitment to complementing a distinct genre bending sound to top-notch musicianship has set them apart from many of their contemporaries and keeps music lovers eagerly returning to shows.
In the past two years, Dopapod has firmly planted seeds in music fan's ears all up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest with their incessant touring schedule. Covering all this ground has seen the young, yet seasoned group make appearances at numerous festivals including Camp Bisco, Mountain Jam, Bonnaroo, Burning Man, Bear Creek, The Big Up, Rootwire, Strangecreek, and more. Their electric live showcase has been cultivating a fast growing, loyal fan base, and seen them share bills with artists such as Lotus, EOTO, Papadosio, Zach Deputy, Brothers Past, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Spam Allstars, Sam Kininger (Lettuce, Soulive), and Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer).
Hype Science, an experimental electronica outfit hailing from Charlottesville, VA, is the brainchild of Ross van Brocklin and Sam Cushman of the Kings of Belmont, and percussionist, Will Faulconer. Initially envisioned as the ultimate fusion of live percussion, electronic sounds, sampling, and improvisation, the music of Hype Science draws on a multitude of musical influences and styles. The end result is a danceable, forward-thinking, and unique concoction that both challenges and inspires modern listeners.