Thursday, February 16
Dreads, beards, and hemp necklaces aside, Papadosio is beyond your typical jam band. Dance music is too broad a definition too. Beyond their soaring electro-tones, gently reverberated guitar riffs, and gliding drum beats, Papadosio is about philosophy. Specifically, the idea of creating a positive environment that breeds positive thinking and hopefully some expansion of the mind too. In their press release, the five-piece group from Athens, Ohio, asks their audience to “reevaluate the role of music, take a less nostalgic view of what has been, and a more enthusiastic view of what is and what could be.” This philosophy is reflected not only in the band’s flowing, unpredictable live sets, but also on their latest album, Observation, an interstellar mix of electronics and improv. At the very least Papadosio would like to provide you with some thought provoking live music, at best, they’d like to be the shamans guiding your vision quest. Don’t miss Papadosio when they stop by Nietzsche’s on Thursday (Feb 16). —cory perla
9pm. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. (886-8539 / nietzsches.com). $12. 21+.