CHARLIE TRAVELER PRESENTS: Dopapod w/ Tauk + Makayan @ New Mountain - [jam/funk]
WHERE: New Mountain Asheville
WHEN: Thursday December 11
COVER: $12 adv. / $15 d.o.s.
WEB EVENT: http://newmountainavl.com
Dopapod is not so much a jam band as they are a band that improvises. They are an electronic band without computers. They are a metal band with groove and soul. They are a funk band that's not afraid to get intricate. With no regard towards toward 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 to complementing a distinct genre bending sound to top-notch musicianship is what has kept the quartet committed to evolving their unique brand. This progressive song writing leaves room for boundless improvisational exploration and has been the root of why more and more music lovers are steadily growing in numbers eagerly returning for more.
In the past three years, Dopapod has been tirelessly planting its seed in ears throughout the entire East Coast and into the Midwest with their infectious and sensory live performances. Covering all this ground has seen the young, yet seasoned group make appearances at numerous festivals including Camp Bisco, Mountain Jam, Gathering Of the Vibes, Bonnaroo, Burning Man, Catskill Chill, Bear Creek, The Big Up, Rootwire, and more. Their electric live showcase has been cultivating a fast growing, loyal fan base, and seen them share bills with artists such as Moe, Lotus, EOTO, Papadosio, Zach Deputy, Sam Kininger (Lettuce, Soulive), and Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer).
Redivider is Dopapod's third studio effort. Having been recorded and released less than a year after the band's last record Drawn Onward came out, recording was done at Tyrone Farm, a scenic and completely solar powered farm in the small town of Pomfret, CT. Opting to take a different route than recording in a studio, the band brought their own to the barn of the farm and produced it by themselves. Redivider displays a drastic evolution in the band's songwriting skills as well as marking the first time ever that the band has added vocals into songs. The added texture serves as yet another dimension in what allows the band to look in multiple directions at one time while remaining focused on a cohesive blend of sound.
The heavy NYC dirty funk 4-piece TAUK is hitting 2014 with their unique blend of experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves. The group consists of Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric "A.C." Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). The quartet is currently in the studio with legendary Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their sophomore full-length album due out Summer 2014. Carranza explains, "What's compelling is the raw power of the band, from their light moments to full-out jamming. Music is a language that some feel and others speak and TAUK do both very well."
TAUK's new album is a follow up to their 2013 first completely instrumental full-length album, Homunculus - a record that received widespread acclaim including an "On The Verge" feature in Relix Magazine and frequent rotation for the single "Dead Signal" on Sirius XM Jam On.
TAUK manages to create a live show experience to match their masterfully produced recordings. The unique chemistry and relaxed-focus of TAUK's performance is undeniable, but their ability to create immensely melodic and emotional music without a vocal lead is what continues to captivate and impress music lovers across all genres. TAUK has landed spots on the biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp, and The Allman Brothers' Peach Fest and has already joined the lineups of this year's Floyd Fest, Blackstock Music Festival, Blossoms Blooming Festival, Rock N Roll Resort, Mad Tea Party Jam, Domefest, Camp Barefoot, The Big What? and more! The band has played in direct support for some of the most respected names in music including moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, The Funky Meters, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Lettuce, Dopapod, Tim Reynolds & TR3 and more.
TAUK's chemistry can be attributed to their history. Forming in middle school, a majority of TAUK's members have been playing together for over a decade. The group experimented with their sound over the years both individually while studying at top music universities and conservatories, and together as a band - always working to find their ideal sound. It wasn't until 2012 with the addition of drummer, Isaac Teel, and the realization the band could build a fan base around a completely instrumental act, that the pieces fell into place. Since then the band has continued to push the envelope of their musical vision, creating instant fans across the country on a nightly basis.
For a band whose mascot is a cuddly teddy bear, Makayan has been rocking stages and spreading a contagious urge to scream and dance, from their home in the mountains of North Carolina, to expanding throughout the globe with no end in sight. Since their inception Makayan has been pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a jam band, with long and intricate compositions, complete disregard to the limitations of genre, and a heavy edge that the jam scene has yet to experience. Makayan released their debut studio album "Smile" on March 7, 2014. The album (available on bandcamp) exhibits their wild stylistic range of compositions from pretty acoustic songs with deep lyrical content to metal tinged dance music laced with odd time signatures and lyrics about dog's tongues and dropping out of college to pursue a rock'n'roll lifestyle. Although they are a relatively young band, Makayan has been reaching out and captivating the minds and bodies of people of all types from all over the region. They are currently voted #1 Jam Band in Western North Carolina by readers of the Mountain Express. Come check them out next time they are in your town!
THIS SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CHARLIE TRAVELER PRESENTS
New Mountain (View)
38 N. French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|