Dopapod

Teragram Ballroom + Supergood + Spin Cycle presents

Dopapod

Shaky Feelin'

Fri, June 23, 2017

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

This event is all ages

Dopapod
Dopapod
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, Relix, and The Boston Herald, 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, which have included numerous festival appearances like Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage with each other 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 experimentation 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 another 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." Released in November of 2014, Never Odd Or Even serves as the spark that the band has ignited to launch them into and exciting 2015.
Shaky Feelin'
Ventura, California is home to this powerhouse of a quintet, noticeable for their groove-based double drum sound and shredding guitar solos, memorable for catchy songs and the fun had dancing the night away at a Shaky Feelin’ show. A high energy jam band mixing the elements of rock, reggae, bluegrass and funk to create one of the most memorable live shows you’ll ever see! They draw inspiration from bands like Phish, the Grateful Dead, Sublime, the Disco Biscuits, and The Beatles, then deliver an evening of music that can only be described as the Shaky Feelin’ sound. The group consists of Mark Masson (guitar & vocals), Jeff Hiller (bass guitar), Paul Menchaca (drums & vocals), Cameron Probe (drums & percussion) and Franklin Murphy (keys & vocals). The creativity of the band allows for amazing song writing with a “let’s never play it the same way twice” attitude. With no fear of improvisational experimentation on stage, true communication, and strong musicianship this band has the ability to create powerful music that leaves a lasting impression. Shaky Feelin’ shows are a positive high-energy journey that quickly gets people to their feet, and leaves everyone filled with music, joy, and that… Shaky Feelin’!

Shaky Feelin’ has been playing primarily, in the SW region of the US and Colorado for the past 5 years and is looking to expand their fan base and reach by playing shows and festivals across the US. Some of the venues the band has played include; The Great American Music Hall, The Teragram Ballroom, The Troubadour, The Mint, Saint Rocke, The Canyon Club, and many others. Recent festivals include Lucidity Crossroads 2016, Apple Jam 2015, Tecopa Takeover 2015 & 2016, and The Ventura County Fair to name a few. Shaky Feelin’ has also opened for, shared the stage with, or performed after parties for Dragon Smoke, Cosmik Playground (members of Zappa/Umphrey’s and more), Vince Herman, Phish at Dick’s, Robert Randolph, Melvin Seals, The Motet, Particle, Dark Star Orchestra and more.

The band has just released their third CD, Insider Mind. This record does an amazing job capturing the different genres and elements that Shaky Feelin’ pulls from to create their sound and vibe. It’s available at all major digital outlets including iTunes. In December 2016, the band won a national online contest at JEMPRadio.com where fans across the country voted for their favorite music, and SF came out ahead. The band is now in regular rotation there and is also playing on Pandora and Spotify as well.

Shaky Feelin’ creates a rich musical experience, playing off the energy of each other on stage and from the energy of their fans getting shaky on the dance floor in front of them. Danceable grooves flowing through genres with alternating vocal and instrumental melodies keep listeners interested and yearning for more, knowing they’ll hear something new yet familiar that commands to be seen, heard and felt over and over again!
Venue Information:
The Teragram Ballroom
1234 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
http://www.teragramballroom.com/