Summer Stars: dopapod
Despite the goofy palindrome for a name, dopapod is all business. Rising up from Boston house parties and the prestigious Berklee College of Music scene, the quartet—made up of keyboardist Eli Winderman, drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, bassist Chuck Jones and guitarist Rob Compa—have been selling out venues and winning over the ears of fans during the past few years. “The feeling you get from a good show can’t be matched,” says Winderman. “When everyone onstage is connected and playing their best, it’s an amazing feeling. The energy from a good crowd, and the genuine happiness that fans get from a good show is incredible.” dopapod’s music is a complex mixture of Primus-funk, Yes-influenced progressive rock, livetronica and as their bio states, “pre-post rage core.” The group recently released a live compilation album titled I Saw Live dopapod Evil Was I , followed it with their sophomore studio album, Drawn Onward —featuring funky electronic-influenced tracks—and are hitting the road this summer for festivals ranging from Camp Bisco and Camp Barefoot to Catskill Chill and Rootwire.
Favorite summertime food: Fried Oreos and Jerry Rolls
Best album for a warm summer night: James Brown, In the Jungle Groove
In the forest versus beach debate, I choose: The beach because I grew up around forests my whole life. And as much as I love them for some things, you can’t beat a nice day at the beach!
The Howlin’ Brothers take to the Relix rooftop and share a song they wrote with Warren Haynes.
Beth Hart shares the opening track from her latest album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, live at Relix.
Jamie Lidell sets up in the Relix boiler room and delivers a tune from his 2005 album Multiply
Duane Trucks is happy to announce his new project, King Lincoln. Watch them perform “Coffee” live and acoustic at Relix’s Online-Video Coordinator’s loft in Williamsburg.
Here’s another song from Crystal Bowersox’s new record All That For This, live at Relix.
WYATT share a song in the famed Relix boiler room.
Goodnight, Texas share a song from their latest studio album, A Long Life of Living, live at Relix.
Warren Haynes performs a solo, acoustic version of “Railroad Boy” and explains how he adapted the traditional Celtic song for Gov’t Mule, backstage at the Hangout Music Festival.
Australia’s Alpine recently made their NYC debut at the Relix office with this song from their new album A is for Alpine.
In honor of Umphrey’s McGee’s return to Summer Camp this weekend, we present the group’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger performing this version of “The Pequod” from UM’s Anchor Drops.
- God Street Wine with Warren Haynes "Sweet Little Angel" (Live 1996)
- The Howlin’ Brothers "Big Time"
- Primus in Toronto
- Twice "The Joker" on Saturday at Bonnaroo (Gov’t Mule and Jack Johnson)
- The National’s Grateful Dead Tribute Album Dead Hot In Motion
- Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
- Visions of Bonnaroo Thursday (ALO, Jack Johnson, Polyphonic Spree, Allen Stone…)
- Deer Tick Share "The Rock"
- Interlocken Confirms Daily Lineups, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Punch Brothers, Keller & The Keels and More Added
- Mumford and Sons Cancel Bonnaroo Show, Summer Tour
- Ed Helms: Bonnaroo, Banjos and a Bit of Phish
- Robert Hunter Will Return to the Stage for Eight Shows
- Warren Haynes to Play Jerry Garcia’s Wolf on Symphony Tour
- Tedeschi Trucks Band Share New Song
- Jack Is Back: Jack Johnson Talks Bonnaroo, ALO and New Album
- Patty Griffin in Boston
- Doctor’s Orders: So what should we call the Super Ball IX Newspaper?
- John Kadlecik Posts Statement on Bob Weir’s Collapse
- "I Wanne Be In moe.": The Latest Volunteers
- Bob Weir Escorted Off Stage During Furthur Show
- Furthur Cancels BottleRock Show as Bob Weir Is Out Of Commision
- Vote for Your Favorite "I Wanne Be In moe." Contestant
- Doctor’s Orders: What’s Your Favorite Furthur Song? (Win Copy of Relix Signed by Phil and Bobby)
- On The Verge Poll