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Papadosio Takes On Chicago

IMG_20140406_014219253Concord Music Hall has been bringing in a mixture of fantastic musical talent since it’s opening Summer 2013. Last weekend, Papadosio played a late night set which took me on a musical journey.  Born in the city of Athens, OH, the group now calls Asheville, NC its home. The band members consist of singer-songwriter Anthony Thogmartin, drummer Mike Healy, bassist Rob McConnell, two-headed keyboardist brothers Billy and Sam Brouse and  the light visual illustrator Daniel Hiudt.
These musical artists have perfected the tools necessary for creating a true symphony-like experience for their shows. Every show is customized and personal to its audience. When I think back to their main underlying sound, I think of smooth improvisonal jazz. However, words cannot do them a bit of justice. They’ve combined instrumentals from a variety of genres and crafted a juxtaposition type element in their musical harmony. Meaning they have flawlessly melded progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam. I also feel there was a hint of a west coast hip-hop beat incorporated on Saturday.
Can I just say that the sunrise light explosion during Find Your Cloud was absolutely amazing? Well done, a perfect way to start spring and forecast a lovely summer of music, art and good vibes. The people, sounds and lights you will experience at a Papadosio show are organic and unique. They have built a fan base of likeminded individuals through their music and it really shows. They have perfected the electronic influenced, improvisional, abstract sound with a live band concept. I highly recommend you seek them out this summer. Until we meet again, keep on spreading the Papadosio way. Vibe On!

Join the CMF crew this summer as we make our way through the festival circuit. Can’t wait to catch these guys next, down in the Ozarks at Wakarusa Music Festival! For more information about the line-up or tickets visit their website: