The Dropa Stone, an alt-rock quartet from Orlando, Fla., has that sort of sound Asheville might make should our buildings have mouths: hypnotic and soulful, innovative, yet catchy. Most notable for putting together a memorable, live performance are its individual, energetic members: Jon Meyers on vocals and guitar, Justin Henry on lead guitar, Will Richey on bass guitar, and Joe Lederman on drums. The band’s distinct voice, a fusion of refreshingly sporadic melodies, crosses several genre-boundaries including rock, funk, and R&B. According to their website, members of the Dropa Stone draw inspiration from such bands as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Sound Garden, and Incubus. The band’s first, self-titled album, The Dropa Stone E.P., was released July 24, 2008 to positive reviews.
10 p.m. showtime, $5.
To learn more about their tour and life on the road, check out The Dropa Stone Guide to Eating on the Road.
Watch the video for “Other Worlds Than These”: