Papadosio’s upcoming tour schedule has more than a few festival dates sprinkled in among the clubs and theaters.
CounterPoint. Hoopla in the Hills. Blackstock. Wakarusa. Electric Forest. The Peach. Camp Barefoot. (Hope those last two don’t mix; bare feet covered in peach juice sounds pretty sticky!)
In a country where the summer festival scene is skyrocketing, Papadosio seems like the perfect band to hop on board and enjoy the ride. The quintet is originally from the crunchy, arts-friendly town of Athens, Ohio, though they now make their home in the even crunchier, arts-friendlier town of Asheville, N.C.
When they are home, that is. Papadosio is a band of road warriors that takes their act — “revolutionary technology meets (an) evolutionary message,” per www.papadosio.com — all across the country (including here in Bend Sunday night), making the neo-hippies, jamtronica aficionados and rootsy EDM dabblers dance, dance, dance with their electro-psych-folk-pop sound.
It’s a sound that is mellow and melodic and easy to enjoy, for sure. Click over to www.papadosio.bandcamp.com and stream Papadosio’s 2012 album “To End the Illusion of Separation.” I just did, and it was nice. How’s that for a review? (According to the band’s press materials, “T.E.T.I.O.S” is “a call for people of all stripes to reject artificial barriers of wealth, class, and creed and come together under the flag of humanity.” Which is probably true. I don’t know for sure, though; I was reading Twitter and scanning Tomnod for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Courtney Love-style, rather than paying attention to the lyrics.)
Papadosio, with The Main Squeeze; 9 p.m. Sunday, doors open 8 p.m.; $10 plus fees in advance at www.bendticket.com, $13 at the door; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.facebook.com/slipmatscience.
— Ben Salmon